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Day 294 - Photography is about having fun

Monday night at camera club, Gavin Hoey came along and gave an inspiring talk called Snap Happiness. I have seen his talk's before, and met him on the bluebell railway earlier this year. It was a inspiring talk and it was great how he incorporates…

Day 293 - Filters, their effect and correcting colour casts

Wedding over and time to sort through my equipment.... I cam e accross some graduated filters that I had brought about three years ago on ebay and that I had never used... so todays mission - to use them. I can't remember buying them ... it…

Day 288 - Autumn in Photoshop

Yesterday I went looking for signs of Autumn in the hedgerows today i experimented with one photo to see if I could create an  Autumn feel to an image. The photo below is taken straight out of camera, it was taken at ISO800, F10, 1/80sec -…

Day 281 - Using my light meter and Experimenting with flash

I need to experiment with how my flash works, so when I found out I needed to create a new passport image of me - I decide it was the perfect opportunity to experiment with my speedlite, and my reflector and inspired by Gavin Hoey's recent video…

Day 273 - HDR Woodland Scene

What is HDR? HDR means high dynamic range and is able capturing and breaking out all the details in the shadow and in the highlights, it can make a real looking image (my preference) or something very surreal. There is a great article that…

Day 262 - Making the most of Bright Sunlight

I was lucky enough to go for an afternoon walk through Wilverly Inclosure in the New Forest - I have not taken my camera out here for ages, as it is a nice circuit to run rather than carry a camera but with my calf slowly recovering today I…

Day 261 - Red Deer

During the course of my 365 I have shared with you a variety of photos of New Forest Deer - there are several species that are free roaming in the New Forest and last night I was able to photograph a herd of Red Deer, which are the largest deer…

Day 242 - Grey Skies

I had hoped to photograph hang gliders on the cliff top with the sea in the background, but after a morning gardening I was greeted with grey skies and the hang gliders had gone home... instead I was left with the most boring skies - they were…

Day 209 - Mary Poppins

Today I thought I would have a go at a simple composite image - so today I am going to be Mary Poppins, the children's nanny who can fly over London just by raising her umbrella in the sky. I am sadly not off to London, but instead I am going…