Cameraman loses $15,000 Quadrocopter in Amazon rainforest Lytro Illum: a camera that can change the focus after you have taken the photo Track trails Bee Waterfall
Amazon jungle from the sky The Lytro Illum lens and body Star trails next to a train track A photograph of a bee on a flower. Waterfall on the river Dane, Cheshire
Amazon jungle from the sky

Cameraman loses $15,000 Quadrocopter in Amazon rainforest

I lost a £30 remote shutter release once which annoyed me greatly so i couldn’t imagine what it would have been like to see a $15,000 Quadrocopter + $2000 camera flying off into the Amazon rain forest uncontrollably. One of the controller sticks broke which made it fly off into the jungle. and before he […]

The Lytro Illum lens and body

Lytro Illum: a camera that can change the focus after you have taken the photo

There are not many more things that a photographer fears than blurry images. These may be a thing of the past in the near future thanks to new developments by camera manufacturer Lytro. The illum as claimed on there official website is no short of a new era in photography and I would say at […]

Star trails next to a train track

Track trails

High resolution on Google Plus: [https://plus.google.com/103481437253855039388/posts/VdhvMtvXVcp] You can also find this picture on my Flickr page in higher quality: [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnhoward/13894756262]  

A photograph of a bee on a flower.

Bee

Waterfall on the river Dane, Cheshire

Waterfall

Flowers!

Flowers

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53 John Lund – A stock car racing legend

If you have never heard of John Lund then you don’t know Stock car racing.

Cranage hall building in Cheshire

Cranage hall light paint

A first attempt at a wave effect. This is the Cranage hall building in Cheshire. High resolution on Google plus and Flickr: [https://plus.google.com/103481437253855039388/posts/U8UoJUczJfN] Flickr: [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnhoward/13907858196 ]

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Photography compostion tips

Some people say that there are set rules to composition which is not entirely true. It all depends on what look you are going for in the particular image. You should certainly pay close attention to your photography composition – so i have create a list of some basic guidelines to help you think a […]

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How to create the Lomography effect in Photoshop

Lomography is not only a type of camera manufacturer – it is a whole movement in photography which has been going since at least 1992. For those of you who do not have a Lomo camera i have created this tutorial that will show you how to replicate the effect in Photoshop. Technically effect is […]

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A review of the Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II lens

This is a review of the Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II lens.  I have been using this lens for a while now and it has become one of my favourite lenses because it is so surprisingly versatile, despite it being one of the lower priced lenses out of all of Canons line up. Price and value Canon […]

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Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC fish eye lens review

The Sigma brand of lenses have been put there to compete with manufacturers line ups. They offer lower prices and some other nice features which i will be talking about in this article. Today i am going to be reviewing the Sigma 10mm F2.8 Fish eye lens which i have had for several months now. […]

The green fields of spring

The Green fields of spring

The green fields of spring – i took this shot at dusk today. The method to create the effect in the sky was one second shots took at 8 second intervals.

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Understanding ISO Aperture & Shutter speed: a beginners guide

If you have any experience in photography you will know that the three main factors which control an image are ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed. Without an understanding how all of these work and how to apply them you will struggle to get nice picture in manual mode – the real way a camera should […]

Social networks for photographers

Top ten social networks that photographers must use

Sharing your photographs on social networks is one of the best things that a photographer can do for a number of reasons. You can get educated feedback, get exposure for business opportunities and make connections, all in the time it takes to wire a picture to your computer and click the upload button, which by […]

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Best free places to edit your photo online

I edit all of my images in Photoshop CC. The way that you purchase this software is VIA a monthly subscription of around £8 however there are some awesome programs that can do a great job editing photographs on-line at no coast at all. These websites provide an easy way to upload a picture and […]

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Sony Alpha a3500 now available

The replacement for the a3000 – The Sony alpha a3500 is now on sale in Australia for $499(AUS). The camera is currently sold in a kit form which comes with the SEL1850 Lens. This lens offers 18mm-50mm magnification and a aperture range from f4.0-f5.6 which is pretty standard for cameras these days in terms of range. […]

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Tutorial: The black & white film effect

In 2014 most of us use digital cameras which do not give a “film” look. Giving your photograph an old black and white look can add to the story that the image tells. Sure there are a lot of apps which can create a black and white effect – some cameras even have it built […]

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Tutorial: How to create the Tilt shift effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create a tilt shift camera effect in Photoshop. The proper way to do it would be to go out and get a tilt shift lens but they are very expensive and the Photoshop method is really nice – giving you something that is very close to the result […]

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A new rugged camera by Olympus

Olympus have just released information about the new flagship to their “Rugged” range of cameras.  The TG-3 will retire the virtually indestructible TG-2 which is already well known for its waterproof, shockprof, freezeproof and crushproof properties. This sort of camera is perfect for anyone who wants to capture great images and video but, does not […]

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How to “Stack” photographs in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to stack raw images using Photoshop and adobe bridge. this will be useful for anyone wanting to make star trails etc. its pretty simple so lets get started: I take all of my star trail photographs in the Raw mode on my Canon 60D. This is highly advantageous over […]

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Tutorial: A guide to star trail photography

Star trail tutorial So you have seen those pictures with stars trailing across the sky and you would like to have a go at them for yourself? Well you have come to right place because this a complete guide to capturing star trails the proper way so that you can get the exact look you […]

A star trail photograph with a power pole in the fore-ground

Power to the stars

Me and Dan decided to go out on a another night photography mission this January. When i say mission you English night photographers will know exactly what a mean; The hardest thing about a long exposure is enduring the bitter weather in the time it takes to make the shot. This photograph was about 110, […]

Clouds and escapism

Why should you get into Photography?

Getting into photography is easier now than it ever has been so now should be the time to start! There are loads of reasons as to why you should start but, mainly it is because it is plain awesome – Photography is an expression of what you want to show the world so the things […]

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“Tico Belle” – a hero

The C-47 Tico Belle is a massively historic plane and the only one of it’s kind in the world. This very plane is a world war two veteran who took part in some highly significant events which ensured our freedom as it is today. She was flown to England at the hight of the war […]

Road trails on the m6

Road Trails

Road trails are pretty common to be honest – that’s exactly why i had to get my own take on it. My friend Dan helped me with the extra lighting needed and setting up the shot.  I wanted to get as much light in the shot as possible so i went for a 10min exposure […]

Star trail with tree in foreground

Cold night in March

Star trail on a brutally cold night in March. Flickr: [ http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnhoward/13369021204 ]