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 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 […]

How to Make a Photography Portfolio

By John Thatch / April 18, 2018

All it takes to make it as a professional photographer is talent, right?Well, not exactly.If you’re going to make your dream a reality and build a sustainable career from taking photographs, you need to get your work out there for people to see. It’s not enough to just throw together your favorite images, though, as […]

100 Stunning Free Photoshop Brushes

By John Thatch / August 2, 2016

A few months ago I accidentally deleted my friends photoshop brush set.  The same set of customised tools she uses to make her art and earn herself a living. As you can imagine she was not happy about that. I won’t say her name  but… Mari should have made copies of her set. We tried everything to recover her […]

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