Succeeding at the Business of Photography

Succeeding at the Business of Photography

What do I mean by the business of photography? If the act of picking up a camera and pressing the shutter makes a person a photographer then I’m broadly ok with that, At least they are taking photographs. But what defines a photographer these days? A practising photographer, sustaining a living out of photography must…

A Backup Strategy for Photographers in 2022

A Backup Strategy for Photographers in 2022

I spent fourteen years in corporate IT and we had a saying back then that “Data only exists once it has been backed up”. I’ve written about a backup strategy for photographers before, about five years ago and a lot has changed since then. Not least, SSD’s overtaking the HDD. It happens to all of…

Ultimate Guide to Taking Sharp Landscape Photographs
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Ultimate Guide to Taking Sharp Landscape Photographs

This post takes us through the steps required to get perfectly sharp landscape photographs from front to back and side to side. I’ve been using various techniques, including focus stacking in Photoshop, increasingly in my landscape photography. Always with the same goal. To create an image that is sharp where I need it to be…

The Best Alternative to Twitter for Photographers?

The Best Alternative to Twitter for Photographers?

What is the best alternative to Twitter for photographers? I’ve been looking for an alternative for some time as the prospect of the platform falling into the hands of the world’s richest man fills me for some reason with dread. In this article I’m looking closely at two candidate replacements, Vero and Tribel. I opened…

Photographing the Lecrin Valley Fire

Photographing the Lecrin Valley Fire

About the Lecrin Valley Fire The Lecrin Valley Fire destroyed 3000 hectares of wild forest and cultivated land in the Lecrin Valley, Andalucia where I live. I must admit that finding myself in the middle of an actual natural disaster unfolding in real time added a discombobulating dollop of fear, uncertainty and confusion to my…

Location Scouting for Landscape Photography

Location Scouting for Landscape Photography

Location Scouting for Landscape Photography is an activity that if done well, can save the photographer countless hours and helps to deliver outstanding images every time. I’m going to talk about my methods and probably ramble on a bit about the awesomeness of just being in the landscape! Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older. The…