Practical Philosophies

The art of photography is not about the camera, it's about what you do with it. Change your attitude to change your photography.

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Practical Philosophies

Depths of the Shallow

Depths of the Shallow

Shallow depth of field is a powerful technique to have in your creative tool kit. It’s not just about funky portraits either, it’s good for almost every genre of photography.
May 2017
Dark & Moody Food Photography

Dark & Moody Food Photography

Mastering the art of Dark and Moody food photography, and going beyond the basics of 'black box' styling. Dip into the velvet shadows and embrace your darker moods. Warning - this article may contain traces of very delicious dark chocolate.
January 2017
Intimately Portrait

Intimately Portrait

When deciding to shoot your portraits with intense intimacy, the essential element is to get closer rather than shoot with a long lens. We want to fill the frame only with that person and the nuances that make them unique.
October 2016
How To Be Creative

How To Be Creative

One of the greatest struggles we have as photographers is building our creative skills. For many of us it's hard to even define what creativity is. This feature is an attempt to give you a foundation to tackle creativity and some inspiration to build your own path.
August 2016
Don't Jump

Don't Jump

A friend of mine was thinking of jumping ship recently, sending overboard his dreams of professional photography in favour of other challenges and loves. His experience gave me pause to consider why we take photos at all, and what can better motivate our creative work.
June 2016
Into The Light

Into The Light

Nothing excites my creative eye more than pointing a lens directly into the sun late in the afternoon. Capturing the shafts, shimmy and seduction of light as it flares across the lens is the stuff of magic.
May 2016
Learning to Love the Digital Darkroom

Learning to Love the Digital Darkroom

Not spending a little time processing your photos is the modern equivalent to collecting a bunch of prints from the chemist. If you’re not committing to process those RAW files then you’re only exploring half of their creative potential. The digital darkroom is where a world of possible interpretations can be brought to life.
January 2016
The Photographic Paradox

The Photographic Paradox

Each photograph is a stepping stone on a journey. We think of photography as freezing time and capturing the moment. But what are we really holding onto and where do all those pixels end their journey?
August 2015
Love is a Lens

Love is a Lens

Can you truly love your photography if you don't love your camera? It's the lenses I truly love however, that's where the character comes from.
February 2015
Bigger Than A Bread Box

Bigger Than A Bread Box

It’s not so much size that matters when shooting food, but scale. It’s the hardest part of working with make-shift studio space, but giving yourself space to shoot will change your food photography forever.
November 2014
Manufacturing the Moment

Manufacturing the Moment

As photographers we have a choice to pursue those precious moments that most matter in life, or employ our art to make careful copies in reverence to the real thing.
April 2014
Living Wide

Living Wide

Learning to live without the telephoto zoom. Just how far can you go without the crutch of a long lens? It could be you're thinking about this the wrong way, and maybe that telephoto is what holds you back in the art of photography.
January 2014

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