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Category Archives: Tutorials

David Ward on Making Intimate & Abstracted Landscapes

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David Ward – “Making Intimate and Abstracted Landscapes”

The Photography Show Talk: Tuesday 3-3.45pm


Over the last twenty years or so I’ve concentrated on photographing details in the landscape rather than the big vista.

Shooting what Minor White called “intimate landscapes” increases the chances for making an image in two different ways; it provides both an increase in useable light and an increase in available subjects. The intimate approach helps to move the image beyond the illustrative into the abstract, leaving room for the viewer and helping to make your photos more emotive and more personal than the straightforwardly illustrative vista. Continue reading

Long Exposure Images: Doug Chinnery Explains More…….

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Doug Chinnery – “Filters & Long Exposure”

The Photography Show Talk: Monday 12-12.45pm, Tuesday 12-12.45pm

Have you used a ten stop neutral density filter during the day and yet only managed to get exposure times of five or ten seconds and wondered what you are doing wrong?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘Yes!’, then I can help you.

When you look at images like the one above, with flat ethereal water and streaking clouds (you are seeing the effect of several minutes of time passing on a scene. Continue reading

Reverse ND Grad Filters with your LEE Filters

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PLease now see our new blog post on Lee Filters reverse ND HERE

One of the problems that comes up when doing landscape photography is that the clouds can sometimes cause the only glimpse of sun all day to be over the horizon, this is where a reverse filter comes in use, and as you may know LEE Filters do not make reverse filters, but in this article we have a way that you can get around this by using your LEE Filters ND filters. Continue reading