Brian Worley

Full-time photo tutor and photographer. I love to share my knowledge and skills to make photos, videos and teach others. I write books and articles for photo magazines and I always have at least one Speedlite flash in my camera bag

Last weekend I took some portraits in Oxford of the lovely model Jo. We used a few hours of a Saturday afternoon to walk around Oxford shooting pictures as we went. Here is a selection of the pictures that Jo elected to choose for her portfolio from the shoot. Click on any thumbnail for a …

Shutter speed – controls movement Shutter speed is the tool that photographers use to control how movement is captured. Traditional wisdom is that for fast action you need a fast shutter speed, but like most rules in photography; once you understand it you can break it too. Shutter speed actually has two effects on pictures; …

Reflectors are often used by photographers to bounce the light in their pictures. Typically shiny surfaces such as silver or gold colours increase the contrast by the addition of specular highlights. A diffuser by comparison reduces the contrast and reduces the specularity. However… It is possible to use the reflector to lower the contrast, by …

Auto exposure bracketing explained Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is a feature on Canon cameras where the camera can be configured to take a picture at the metered exposure setting, plus additional pictures that are over and or underexposed relative to the metered reading. Mostly the feature give photographers options in post production to merge different …

Silver product photography Product photography is an artistic and highly technical challenge. When the products being photographed are reflective silver the challenge becomes hard, and if there are round items that are reflective the battle is often to avoid the photographer and camera appearing in the pictures. Recently I was asked to photograph some silverware, …

Multiple exposure in-camera needs the right subject This article is all about in-camera multiple exposure with the EOS 5D Mark III. This past weekend I had plans to go to the Red Bull Pro Nationals Motocross at Cullham Park. It was the final round of the championship and with some titles undecided there would be plenty …