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Q&A 500: How Can I Reduce Noise In My Pictures
[ 0 ] July 26, 2017

Q&A 500: How Can I Reduce Noise In My Pictures

  As camera technology advances, the never-ending quest for high-quality digital files shows no sign of slowing down. Why would it? Sensor refinement, tailorable menu options, system accessories etc are all beneficial, but they are not perfect solutions. Sometimes, you need to take control. What is ‘noise’? In layman’s terms, noise is the modern equivalent […]

Q&A 500: How Can I Get People To Buy My Pictures?
[ 0 ] June 16, 2017

Q&A 500: How Can I Get People To Buy My Pictures?

This Q&A 500 originates from a question asked via the contact page of the website. It went into more specifics, unique to the individual concerned, but at its core is a recurring theme. Ok, so… It’s the classic question – just nine simple words, yet the answer is often reached by a series of crucial, […]

Q&A 500: How Do I Get Published In A Magazine?
[ 0 ] June 22, 2016

Q&A 500: How Do I Get Published In A Magazine?

For a lot of you, I’m sure that seeing your images in print (or featured on a favourite website) would be a dream come true. Making this a reality is perfectly do-able, but the process of achieving it can at times seem like a long, hard, slog. It can also seem like a thankless task, […]

Q&A 500: Is Old Kit Worth Repairing?
[ 0 ] March 18, 2016

Q&A 500: Is Old Kit Worth Repairing?

If the thought of periodically upgrading your photography kit fills you with dread, it can be very tempting to stick with what you’ve got until something goes ‘bang!’ At that point, you’re then faced with a question: Do I get it repaired or do I pay out for a brand new replacement? Often, this is […]

Q&A 500: Do Clients Care About Camera Resolution?
[ 0 ] November 3, 2015

Q&A 500: Do Clients Care About Camera Resolution?

Ah, camera resolution. Perhaps the biggest sticking point in the world of camera development conversation in recent years. For a long time, the theory that ‘bigger is better’ has been bandied around, gathering momentum, to the point where it is generally the accepted belief. But is there really any truth in this statement? The original […]

Q&A 500 - What Kit For Event Photography?
[ 0 ] August 5, 2015

Q&A 500 – What Kit For Event Photography?

If you’ve been following my updates recently, you’ll know that a proportion of my time has been taken up by the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS). For an overview, you can take a listen to this edition of the podcast. People seem to be fascinated by what I do at these sorts of public events […]

Q&A 500 - Healthy Food & Drink For Photo Shoots?
[ 0 ] June 19, 2015

Q&A 500 – Healthy Food & Drink For Photo Shoots?

What is the most important consideration ahead of undertaking a photo shoot? Making sure you’ve understood your brief and selecting the right kit for the job is a given. Picking the right clothing, specific to location and time of year is important – you really have to be comfortable. But then what? Having a bad-weather […]

Q&A 500 - Which Camera Bag Should I Choose?
[ 0 ] April 30, 2015

Q&A 500 – Which Camera Bag Should I Choose?

It never ceases to amaze me how many avid photographers are prepared to spend hundreds or even thousands on their camera gear (because they know specific kit will give them the desired results), only to scrimp on the protection of those precious items. Maybe it’s because bags just aren’t as sexy as cameras. Or maybe […]

Q&A 500 - Should I Calibrate Lenses & Autofocus?
[ 0 ] April 17, 2015

Q&A 500 – Should I Calibrate Lenses & Autofocus?

This is a question I was asked, in a roundabout way, on Twitter recently. The actual question was whether I, personally, calibrate my various items of kit. Well I have to say, the truth of the matter is that I’ve never calibrated any of my lenses, nor my cameras’ autofocus – simply because I haven’t […]

Episode #168 - Introducing Q&A 500
[ 1 ] March 2, 2015

Episode #168 – Introducing Q&A 500

This week: I’m telling you about a new series launching on the website this month. If you’ve got a burning question, something you’ve always wanted to ask me about photography, the outdoors, running a business, kit, technique, etc… Just ask! Q&A 500 is simple… Send me your question and I will feature it in a short […]