Spring Food Photography Workshop Yesterday’s food photography workshop took place on one of the hottest days of the year so far, but I’m not complaining! Our venue, a beautiful private home in Wilmslow, was flooded with natural light, making it even easier to take mouth watering food pics. The students were all from businesses that […]
I think the photos from this recent food styling workshop speak for themselves and I don’t need to say too much about it! Christmas garland making with Fiona, food styling, food photography, yummy grub by Nikki and lots of laughs. With carols playing in the background and mulled wine heating on the stove, it felt very festive […]
There comes a point when you’ve mastered the technical stuff enough to get exposure right and you understand what makes a shot feel well composed. But you know that’s not really enough to satisfy your own aspirations and it’s not going to make your images stand out. You want to know how to take your […]
And do you know where you want to get to? People take up photography for different reasons and not everyone is on any kind of path with it. The camera can be just a tool to record moments so that they aren’t forgotten. But for others it’s a passion that drives them to seek continuous […]
Moody food photographs are all over Instagram and Pinterest and it’s a style that looks set to stay for a while. So, it’s no wonder that lots of people want to give it a go. However, unless you know a few techniques and tips, it can be hard to achieve the look. In this blog post you […]
I’ve got a LOT of different food photography backdrops and am always on the lookout for more! They make or break an image, so they are vitally important. This is what I’m looking for: A matt surface. Any shine or lustre is incredibly difficult to work with. An interesting texture or pattern but without really strong […]
Left to its own devices (in AUTO modes) your camera may fail to expose a scene as you would like it to. I’ll try to explain why, without getting too technical. Your camera’s meter (how it measures light) sees everything in greyscale, a range of grey tones from very dark grey through to almost white. It...
Discover how I learned how to photograph long exposure sunsets and, even better, it doesn’t matter that I can’t quite afford the filters yet! A couple of weeks ago I went to the Lakes and had a go at long exposure landscape photography under the expert tuition of Melvin Nicholson. We had a fascinating half...
Polarising filters are a useful addition to your kit if you enjoy photographing landscapes. They reduce atmospheric haze and reduce reflected light, which can be helpful to your images in a number of ways: They give you more detail in the sky, revealing clouds and darkening the blue areas. In the images below you...
WHITE BALANCE This is really meant as a quick intro for people not familiar with this setting. Light can be different temperatures and degrees of warmth from cool to warm. You will have encountered this when buying light bulbs. The colour temperature of light is measured in degrees Kelvin as shown in this chart from Digital […]