I often use the modelling light function with my Canon Speedlite flashes. At my recent workshops I was pretty amazed to find out that many Canon EOS camera owning photographers didn’t know that a modelling light was built in to many of their Speedlites; for me it’s a really useful feature. Speedlite modelling light Press …

TIPA Awards for Canon It’s TIPA awards time again, the annual Technical Image Press Association convened their General Assembly in Vancouver to vote for the best photo and imaging products from the last 12 months. TIPA members comprise 28 leading photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries on 5 continents, and also has a cooperative …

Canon unveils white EOS 100D & EF-S 18-55mm IS STM I had to check the date and initially it looked like April 16 could be April 1 with a mistyped 6 appended, but no, Canon has released the EOS 100D white edition and a matching white EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. To be honest …

Photographers face an uphill task at the end of a shoot to sort out their pictures. Using a positive editing process in Lightroom has transformed my editing and particularly speed up my ability to turn supply clients with the selected images quickly after a shoot. Positive editing process In the past I used to find the …

When you get your shiny new EOS camera it’s all too tempting to simply go out and start shooting, with these 3 tips for every EOS DSLR camera you will be sure to start off the in best way. 1. Switch off in-store demo mode Your camera is configured at the factory for it’s next …

I love to light my pictures and it is an especially valuable skill when working on location. All of these pictures were taken on a grey overcast, windy, chilly and at times rainy day in Oxford. Models Cara and Oliver were the real stars of this test shoot, and bravely doubled up by holding on …

Just last week I met up with Stephen Cotterell to record the 51st episode for his Photography 121 podcast series. In the interview you can find out more about me and my journey in photography and teaching photographers. I also learnt something more about myself just from bring put on the spot as it were. …