I have always wanted to try my hand at street photography, as I love the idea of picking out scenes in everyday life that look dramatic, humorous or just strange. I have experienced so many moments where I noticed something odd or interesting during my daily commute that made me wish I had my camera […]


I realize it has taken me a while to update this blog, but I finally have the last article in my short series on basic black and white techniques.  This article will explain how to add colour to a black and white image, should you think it might benefit from a “duotone” effect. I selected […]


In the last post, I showed the most basic techniques of converting a colour image into black and white in Photoshop Elements. In this post, I will take things further with the use of the Levels and Curves functions. If I take the doorway picture from the last post, we can see that it looks […]


I haven’t posted in a while, but that does not mean that I haven’t been doing any photography. I stuck to the plans laid out in my last post, and I’m here today to display the results. This post will be the first in a series of posts I plan to do on my experiments […]

An example of my amateurish photography from a few years ago.

Since the evenings have started getting darker earlier, I have decided to organize my photography projects with the coming winter in mind. I thought I would post this update to outline what I intend to do with my photography up until January. The most obvious project that comes to mind is low light photography. Once […]

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I had second thoughts about posting this experiment. I decided to try out my neutral density filters, to see what effect they would have on my pictures. There are ways to replicate the effect in Photoshop, but I thought that since I had these filters lying around that I might as well give them a […]


Normally I don’t bother with off-camera flash.  I just rely on whatever light-source is available and adjust the white balance accordingly.  The flash on my Nikon D90 is normally way too harsh to use in most cases. However, I was recently lent a flashgun, a Sunpak PF30X, so I decided that now was a good […]


I realize that it’s taken me a while to post this, but then it took me longer than expected to find the time to complete my final task.  A few weeks ago, I headed down to my local cemetery to take the final picture.  I was in a bit of a rush to get this […]


A couple of weeks ago, I spent a miserable Saturday morning taking pictures for the Perspective module of my course.  The weather conditions were not ideal – strong winds and dark rain clouds over Plymouth’s seafront.  My subject was Smeaton’s Tower on Plymouth Hoe – an old, reconstructed lighthouse overlooking the coast. I had to […]

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Here is my second learning log post.  It’s a brief post, for a brief exercise I did in experimenting with viewpoint.  I had to take a picture of a subject from a conventional viewpoint, then from at least twelve other viewpoints.  I had to submit two pictures – the conventional viewpoint, and select one of […]


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