All posts in "Photography"

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

By John Thatch / July 15, 2018

The aurora borealis, or ‘the northern lights’ are perhaps the most iconic natural phenomenon to occur on earth, and almost everyone has seen incredible photography of colored particles dancing across the night sky. But, how do photographers capture the aurora in all its brilliance? It’s no secret that it can be tricky to achieve, but […]

How to Take Travel Selfies

By John Thatch / July 1, 2018

One of the first questions that people ask when they’re traveling solo, is how to take the perfect travel selfie. When there’s nobody around to snap a shot of you, how do you capture that moment in a way that you’ll be able to look back on for years to come?Thanks to the huge array […]

How to Shoot Motion Blur

By John Thatch / June 26, 2018

Although as a photographer you’ll generally want to avoid blur, using it in the correct way can create stunning imagery. Motion blur is one of the most striking effects that a photographer can produce, and it can add so much interest to an otherwise uninteresting scene.It’s not just fast moving subjects such as running animals […]

28 Tips for New Photographers

By John Thatch / June 12, 2018

Photography is an incredibly enjoyable hobby that can be super fun and rewarding. But, it’s also a difficult art to master, and it will likely take years to create the type of images that will truly satisfy your creative vision. When you’re first starting out, you’ll need to learn technical skills and to develop your […]

How to Shoot in Low Light

By John Thatch / June 12, 2018

Photography is all about light, and the general rule is the lower the light the harder the shot. But, it’s so worth the effort when the outcome can be spectacular images full of drama and emotion. Whether you’re shooting a beautiful sunset, the northern lights, or a vibrant city scene, you’ll need to understand the […]

The 3 Best Slide Scanners 2018

By John Thatch / June 11, 2018

We’ve previously written an article on our favorite scanners, but this post is specifically for scanning slides. Whether you’re a photographer that prefers to shoot on analogue 35mm cameras, or you have old negatives that you want to digitalize, a scanner of this type is a can’t-live-without piece of kit for backing up, printing and […]

The 10 Best Instagram Alternatives

By John Thatch / May 23, 2018

Almost everyone in the world with a smartphone knows what Instagram is, and with close to 1 billion users it is undoubtedly the most popular photo editing and sharing app available today.But, just because it’s the biggest, it’s not necessarily the best for your specific needs. Maybe you’re a professional or serious hobbyist wanting to […]

Essential Camera Lenses 2018

By John Thatch / May 7, 2018

If you’re new to photography and you’re starting to add gear to your kit, one of the things you might be wondering is which lenses to invest in first. There are an endless amount of options on the market, and each one promises to do something special and unique. But, do you really need to […]

The Best Digital Photo Frames 2018

By John Thatch / April 25, 2018

If you haven’t encountered a digital photo frame recently, you may have some conflicting feelings. Partly, there was that magical moment of the first time you saw one (if you’re old enough to remember their absence) like something ripped straight from Harry Potter. The pictures can change and move!On the other hand, when the novelty […]

The Best Monitors For Photo Editing 2018

By John Thatch / April 24, 2018

The darkroom days are over for most people, and if you work in photography or are a keen hobbyist, you will need a monitor that’s designed for photo manipulation.How you use your camera, and therefore your editing setup, will dictate what you need; as will the question of how serious a photographer you are.From bargain-basement […]

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