Category: Things & Technique

Using the AF-ON focussing technique with the Nikon D800


_DSC2487Unlike our usual blog posts about our photographic escapades in general, this one is a more technical one aimed at Nikon D800 shooters in particular, but also at users of other Nikon DSLR’s in general.

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Shooting Empty Spaces

BdN-1 Photographing home interiors is not something that we normally do, so when we were approached late last year for doing just that we were cautiously interested. We agreed with the client to go have a look at the property  but were completely unprepared for what we found!…

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Megapixels: Does size count ?

Don’t you just hate the way that marketers zoom into some (mostly) minor aspect of a product and start waving it in front of your nose as if this is the alpha and omega of what should determine your choice of product? One such thing is the megapixel count that a camera offers.

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Using light in photography


Many photographers will be quick to point out that photography is all about light, it is after all the process of capturing light. This is true to some extent but there are far more subtle issues at stake than just “capturing light”…

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Focus on focus

In photography one of the by-products of focussing on a subject is that even though one part of an image may be sharp and in focus, another may be completely blurred. Although this may sound as something negative it is actually a highly desirable characteristic… 

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Commercial Photography for a rainy day

Rain and inclement weather can really spoil your fun if you are a keen photographer, but it does not have to be this way …

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Moonlight Strelitzia


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Many moons ago I was playing around with photographing a strelitzia, backlit by the moon. Looking at the reults, I knew that this exercise was to be repeated more seriously. The super-moon last night was perfect for it. 

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Go! Go! Go!

karts-7We don’t get to shoot action photographs often, so when the opportunity came to take some pics at a go-kart race last week, I took it …  

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Photographing Children

dsc_6860Taking photographs of children, regardless of their age, can be a daunting task even for the most experienced photographer!… 

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The Magic of Blue Hour

dsc_4768Ever heard of “Blue Hour”?

One often hear about “Golden Hour” in photography circles, which refers to the first hour just after sunrise and also the last hour just before sunset.

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