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Hello one and all and welcome to the Dreghorn Photography blog. As many of you will know I teach photography classes, as well as engage with the creative community and experiment with film and other photographic mediums. The purpose of this blog will be to post what I have learned through study, experience and discussion …

Droplets #1 – Basic Setup

Goals My aim for this was simple: learn the basics of how the SplashArt II kit works and create a setup that can be replicated and elaborated on.  Bonus objective: photograph a crown double droplet impact. Results Following the instructions provided with the kit it was remarkably easy to capture a double droplet, I achieved …

Drops of Jupiter

Note about the title: I always like puns and wordplay and this was the best I could think of.  This is not an endorsement of Train, Patrick Monahan or his bizarre choice of song lyrics. I’ve always believed in the importance of projects for a photographer.  They give you something to work for and challenge …

Competition Exhibition Image

Competitions are an important part of many photographers’ process as they offer fantastic opportunities for raising your profile and an excellent confidence boost to individuals in an artform often overshadowed by self doubt. One would hope that when going in to the realms of internationally acclaimed awards that there would be more stringent measures in …

Find your own little spice

One thing I always tell my students is that photography is a very personal art form: your work is a reflection of how you see the world, and it should reflect what you like to see in it. As a photographer gains experience they will develop their own personal style, and identifying this and cultivating …

Doors Open Day 2018 – Competition Winners

Another Doors Open Day festival has come to pass and once again we here at Dreghorn Photography were fortunate enough to be a part of it.  As part of our tours we hold a little contest for participants with some fantastic prizes. The contest rules are simple: images must be taken during Doors Open Day …

Weekly Photo Project 2018 Week 30 – Action/Motion

When thinking about motion we’re usually thinking about shutter speed, as our perception of motion in a photograph is most controlled by this setting.  The question is what do you want to do?  The answer to this depends on your subject matter and the message you wish to communicate with your image. • Freeze the …

Weekly Photo Project 2018 – Week 29: Focus

I’m often asked what makes a good photo.  For some the answer is technical competence, for others it’s an artistic flair.  My own belief is that a fusion of the two produces the best images, but every good image begins with focus.  By this I mean both: Technical Focus: ensuring the camera focuses correctly on …

Weekly Photo Project 2018 – Week 28: Reflections

Despite it being many years since this photo was taken it still remains one of my favourite images.  A combination of being in the right place in the right time and having the knowledge, equipment and lack of self preservation required to get this fairly unique picture. Landscape photography has always been a great hobby …

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