Focus stacking is a technique to increase the depth of field in your macro photos. The process is straightforward, requiring a combination of camera technique and Photoshop to deliver the results. Focus stacking Take a series of pictures with small changes in the focus distance for each frame. Then use Photoshop to group the pictures …

Over 2017 I wrote a good many articles for print and online magazines, a few less on this blog. I plan to be back more on the blog in 2018. Looking back through the statistics, it’s clear that there is one 2017 post that was the most visited, it has over 5x the number of …

Moving your camera to follow the path of a moving subject is a skill that takes time to master. I started to build my skills panning with racing cars on track, shooting on film. Panning practice is much cheaper with digital, and you should learn the basic skills a little faster thanks to the option …

I have seen so much confusion over EOS DSLR camera focus modes, that I have written this post, to help you choose the right focus mode. One of the major reasons that folks come to my workshops for the advanced cameras is to learn how to set-up and get the best from the advanced AF …

I posted a picture to Instagram last week and one of the comments asked how it was lit, as it appeared to be a huge soft light source. This is the picture I posted, it looks like a big soft light. What you can’t see from the picture is the rest of the scene around …

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Recently I worked with a fantastic group of dancers and performers in Liverpool to shoot some headshots and portfolio images. The day turned out to be hot – I got sunburnt – with strong sunshine. Here’s one way to deal with full sunshine in the middle of the day. Bright sunshine is not something we …