Shutter speed and Exposure

Want to learn how to get light trails and other cool effects like above? or just want to learn more about manual settings on a camera? Take a Read!

Winter Lights 4:52

Week 4 In the weekly photo challenge; Winter Lights!

Development Shoot - Sharpness and composition

After my Windkarting shoot in the Summer, I went out to develop the skills I felt I was lacking in, and I chose sharpness and composition

Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds technique, adds tension and dramatization to any photo! A must know for the aspiring and the experienced photographer alike!

Autumn Angles

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, Take advantage of it!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Band Set

Hello! Toady I've got a little post and a few photos about Portraiture and Theme!

The other day, me and two other band mates were in a garage, practising and I couldn't miss the chance to get some photos,

The above photo is quite boring in colour, but in black and white made it looks a lot more emotive. When taking photos, always think of what you can do to them afterwards, and how you can adjust photos to give a better feel and atmosphere! 

Colour splashing! Draw attention away from the things you don't want people to see and towards what you do want them to see, you can do this in picnik, using their black and white tools!

Softening; this is a like colour splash. use the soften tool in picnik, and then using the brush tool, remove the effect from the desired focus point, which in this photo, is the guitarist.  This effect can add a lot of depth to a photo, and really help make the composition of your photo look a lot better! you can also use this effect in macro photos.

Having trouble defocusing the background in your macro photos? Use the soften tool to give the same effect, then use the brush to remove the softness from your focus point!

Use vignetting (the blurred shadowed edges) to draw attention to the middle of your photo, and create a more emotive photo, how ever, I dislike this photo, as the vignetting is far too strong.

That's all for now guys! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Had a long mess around with the HTML on the blog. failed miserably.   Will try when I find out more about HTMAL xD

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Down Time

Okay Guys, gonna be down for a day, gonna try and mess about with the layout and ect, possibly sort a domain name, although the latter is not very likely!     Sorry for any inconvenience, Should be back up tomorrow!


Sunday, 6 November 2011

Rule of Thirds!

Rule Of Thirds
First of all, I have to say a huge sorry, mostly to Liaata, for not updating in quite a while! I've had a number of problems, as well as 100 other things to do, with a constant barrage of exams following me around! But here we are:

Rule of Thirds, A technique that enhances the composition of a lot of photos! If you look at a lot of professional photography, do you usually see that the main subject, or focal point of an image is usually off centre.  This is usually because of the use of the rule of thirds.

By the Wikipedia definition: "The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts such as painting, photography and design. The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centring the subject would."            Or a simpler explanation,

Divide your photo into 9 boxes like above, and make sure the focal point is on one of those dots around the middle box! on some cameras, you can find this grid as an option on your camera, so you can see it over the photo as you take it, if not, just try to visualise the grid.  This technique can really enhance the composition and feeling behind any photo!

A really useful way of utilising rule of thirds if you have trouble using it while out and about, is to crop your photo afterwards, which if I were honest, is the way I usually do it!

To crop your photo, to use this technique, first go to, and upload the photo you want to use, when it loads, look at the side bar, and click the Crop option, it should then look like this:

Then, crop the photo to get your focal point on one of the four dots, and see if you  like the result!
Here was my result:

This small edit can really help make your photos look a lot better! so next time you pull out your camera to take a photo, try and have a go at this technique!

Thanks to Calum for some fantastic modelling there! xD


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