As I was about to write my review for the Gitzo Traveller tripod I came across my L Bracket that I have attached to my Canon 5Diii. For anyone not using a camera with an inbuilt portrait grip this is an invaluable piece of equipment, it allows you to mount your camera in either landscape or portrait orientation without setting the tripod head at a 90 degree angle. I've often found that having your camera sitting off to the side makes it more unbalanced, but this lets me set t
Graduated filters are a must for landscape photography, they allow you to control the dynamic range in your shot without resorting to digital manipulation and HDR techniques, which I find often produces results that look a little like film CGI. However, for anyone using a handheld light meter to measure your scene you may be wondering how to get accurate results; you've got your shot composed nicely and you've added on a 2 stop grad to darken down the sky so the clouds look m
Post processing has always been an integral part of photography; it's taking the image that the camera saw and turning it into what you saw. And while PP has never had so many options through common tools such as lightroom, there are 2 vital steps that I feel are often overlooked, so here's 2 short posts on why cropping and printing are vital to my post processing. Cropping space to work in For me, landscape photography is as much about what is left out of the frame as what i
While shooting in Shetland recently I spent some time thinking about the lenses I use and which ones produced results that I liked, and more often than not this seemed swayed towards the telephoto range more often than the wide/ultra wide angle often associated with landscape photography. This was something I had been aware of for a long time but I wasn't aware just how much I like telephoto for landscape until more recently so I thought it would make a good topic to discuss.
When we think of photography today it's hard not to think of it from an entirely digital point of view. Most photography magazines and websites are usually full of adverts and reviews of the latest equipment and technology. But while photography is an art based on science, due to the mass market appeal of photography, manufacturers are constantly pushing new cameras with higher and higher pixel counts, dynamic range and a host of other features to try and make your photograph
Shooting in a new country is always hard; even with all the research you can do with the internet these days, the image of a place you build up in your mind rarely matches the reality. And knowing what shots you want to take is nearly impossible to plan until you've been there a couple of times before. This problem was made all the more difficult by the fact that there are 18 islands in the Faroes, and arranging a trip to try and cover as many of these as possible was tricky,