An advantage of using Epson printers is the Advanced Black & White printer driver. This helps ensure that you get perfect black and white prints every time.
If you visit any photography forum, Facebook page or open the covers of any of the many photography magazines on the shelves, you will without too much effort see photographs of many of the attractions that Iceland has to offer. Can we consider all of this vast landscape covered photographically and all that is left for those intending to travel there is to head out in the hope that what they will get is their own copy of someone else's image?
Is Photography Art? It's a great question, isn't it? Right from the beginning of photography (Joseph Nicephore Niepce View from the Window at Le Gras in 1827 and Fox Talbot's views of Lacock Abbey in 1835) through to the modern day (think of Andreas Gursky's The Rhine - £2.7 million at auction in 2011!) debate has raged over whether a photograph can be considered as art?
How to understand Modernism and Post-Modernism in the context of photography and how it may affect the way we see and take our photos.
The ideal depth of field in the majority of landscape photographs is that there is front to back sharpness throughout the image. Simply using depth of field doesn't always achive the result you want. However, tilt & shift lens will give you extraordinary front to back sharpness. Andy Phillips tells us how.
Long exposures are somewhat fashionable in photography at the moment and rightly so! Michael Pilkington loves the abstraction it can lend to your images, simplifying busy scenes and giving either a great sense of movement or ironically stillness. In this article, Michael shows you how to take successful long exposures.
For some people post processing of images is the equivalent of manipulating their images and is not acceptable, it is changing reality. Michael Pilkington explains why this an essential part of the photographic journey.
Many of us photographers are really interested in the latest camera gear and equipment, yet how many of us give as much thought to what we wear whilst out photographing the landscape?
As contradictory as it sounds trying to make photographs that are simple is more complicated than you would think in practice. Paul Gallagher takes a look at how to bring simplicity to your images and give them more impact.
Why and when should use neutral density filters such as Lee Filters' Big Stopper. Paul Gallagher demonstrates a simple but effective method for long exposure photography and some of the pit falls to beware of.
Shooting Panoramas is popular way of capturing wide vistas or indeed bringing a different perspective to any subject matter. John Miskelly tells us how he approaches the subject.
Why are infra-red images typically taken in bright sunlight? is this the only way? can a diffrent approach be used and what are the consequences of this? Paul Gallagher shares his thoughts and approach to infra-red photogrpahy. An approach that results in much more sophisitcated images and many more opprtunities to get out there with your infra-red camera.
Mike McNamee concludes his explanation of the different aspects of media and ink and how the two come together to help create the perfect print with this article on choosing the right paper.
There are many articles out there on the web that extoll the virtues of either shooting in RAW or JPG. This article by Michael Pilkington explains why he made the choice to shoot in RAW.
Why go on a workshop? You would hope that it is more than just a 'photography holiday'. After all, you are there with a top photographer so you would expect to learn something. Michael Pilkington lists the top tips he has picked up by going on workshops over the past 5 years.
Mike McNamee continues his explanation of the different aspects of media and ink and how the two come together to help create the perfect print.
Adobe Lightroom, now in its 4th major release, offers a comprehensive environment for processing and managing your images. Andrew Willimas tells us 10 things that really make this the platform of choice for him.
Your camera bag is full of different lens and camera body, but you will have a plethora of additional bits and pieces in your bag. These are often essential to capturing your perfect image or at the very least make capturing the photo easier. Do you have a favourite camera accessory? Michael Pilkington talks about his top 5 bits of kit in his camera bag.
The histogram is an invaluable in camera tool that can help ensure you get the right exposure for the image you are after. In this article, Michael Pilkington provides the essentials of reading and using your histogram.
While it is something we take for granted, paper is also something that many people know little about. Paper is vital to the image making process, it is the thing that the viewer holds in their hands when they look closely at a print. An appreciation of fine paper is an essential trait in a fine art printer or exhibition print maker. In this article, Mike McNamee gathers together the important features of what has be learned in the quest for the perfect image/printer/paper combination.