The world of captured lights
Over the years Richard has built a reputation as a "thought leader" in photography and at the same time people have realised he can write about many photography topics in an easy to understand way, without trying to look clever by confusing everyone with technology.
He's a great believer in David Ogilvy's expression "Anyone can make things so complicated only they can understand it, it takes a really clever person to make things simple enough for us all to understand it."
So in response to popular demand as a topic grabs Richard's attention and he thinks other people might be interested in it, we've persuaded him to write articles about these topics and we'll post them here for you to read.
There will be new articles appearing all the time so it's worth coming back regularly to have a look at Richard's Latest Blog.
Here's an index of his blogs
- just click on the headline of the topic that interests you and you'll be taken straight to the blog:
It's certainly not to everyone's taste nor is it the solution for every situation, but HDR has been around since the mid 19th century and is currently seeing a resurgence in its use because of the way it gives us high impact photos that really can have a WOW FACTOR! It's certainly worth having it in your armoury.
A look at the never ending argument between the purists who, even today, push the case the they get better results from their film cameras than their colleagues who've made the switch to digital, and the modernists who say digital has now left film way behind. Maybe they can both live together?
A simple explanation of why you should shoot in camera RAW file format instead of JPEG if you want to produce really high quality images, especially when you print them. The benefits explained and the simple things you can do to have them at your fingertips quickly and easily.
With every smart phone having a pretty good camera in it - sensors of 20 mega pixels are pretty normal - why does anyone bother to go out and buy a camera to take photos with? Why not just use your phone? Well there some very good reasons ... here's a look at some of them.
We see people showing their photos to anyone who cares to look ... on their phone, on their tablet or maybe on their laptop. But photography started with prints on paper, and it's still the way to show your photos at their best to other people. A quick look at why and how ... make a statement on a wall.
A lot of people want to get into wildlife photography and just can't afford the BIG focal length lenses you need to get "up close and personal" with the subject matter. So here's a way you can using a high quality 150 - 600 mm zoom lens ... with the addition of a teleconverter and still have super high quality images