A mobile phone is not a camera… or is it?

A mobile phone is not a camera… or is it?

Apr 25, 2023

Today I’ve set out to look at using an iPhone 11 for close up photography as compared to a traditional DSLR and specialist lenses. I’ve not gone to a whole lot of trouble since the whole point of using a…

Bicycle Photography

Bicycle Photography

Apr 17, 2023

Your bicycle is beautiful and deserves a beautiful photograph. These are my tips for taking magnificent bicycle images. The profile is the essential beauty shot, the bicycle shown in all it resplendent glory. This one’s easy, right? Prop it up…

Even more macro photography

Even more macro photography

Apr 27, 2022

I’ve been messing about with macro photography for well over a decade now and with some success. But since then technology has changed a lot which has made getting an image way easier. Recently the tripod has been upgraded from…

A brief history of RAW editors

A brief history of RAW editors

Sep 24, 2021

Over the years I’ve moved from shooting jpeg only to RAW. In the first instance because that’s all my very basic cameras would permit, and later as software to manage and manipulate RAW files became available and improved, it became…

Reducing image noise

Reducing image noise

Dec 20, 2013

Image “noise” refers to random artifacts found in some images, normally as a result of a high iso (sensor sensitivity) setting. In the image below taken at iso1600, noise is evident as a random pattern of multi coloured blotches. The…

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