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Category : Photo Tips

01 Apr 2014
Hook Head, Co. Wexford - Colour Photo

Hook Head, Co .Wexford

On a brief trip to Hook Head, the oldest intact operational light house in the world, I decided to try out some ND grad filters. It was a sunny day so the ND grad filters would have controlled the light in areas of the photo which are too bright, such as the sky and clouds. I also had an extra ND filter, an ND-3 to try slow the water but in the strong sun and with no tripod (as it […]

05 Feb 2014
Milford Sound - Touching Up Old Photos, Revisiting Old Photos

Revisiting old photos

I noticed that I had a lot of photos from 2010/2011 which I had backed up but very few were every touched up or had much editing done on them. There were 2 reasons for this; firstly I didn’t have very good editing software back then and secondly when tools I did have, were limited in what they could do. Now with better software and better understanding of what can be done, old photos can be re-edited and re-touched. Therefore […]

22 Jan 2014
Stonehenge, Wiltshire - iPhone Photo, iPhone Photography

10 Tips to Improve your Photography

As a photographer do you ever find yourself getting stuck in a rut? Have you fallen into the HDR hole, are you always shooting in Auto mode or are you always shooting the same subjects at the same time of day? We all work hard at improving our photography and here are 10 tips you can try from today to improve your photography skills. You may already be doing these, so if you are, well done !… If not, then […]

12 Jan 2014
Heart Shaped Bokeh - Creating Custom Bokeh, Aperture Shapes - Making Heart Shaped Custom Bokeh

How to Create a Custom Bokeh

The first thing you may be asking is what the hell does Bokeh mean? The word ‘Bokeh’ comes from the Japanese word Bokashi which means ‘to blur’. The use of the word Bokeh in photography terms can mean areas of a photo which are not in focus due to being beyond the focal point – (this does not mean that a blurry, out of focus, poorly shot photo can be described as having nice bokeh). Creating the Custom Bokeh This […]