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A tripod is one of the key bits of equipment that should be found in most photographer’s kit bag. The image stability offered is second to none, and tripods prove invaluable for landscape and macro photography, as well as being generally useful in other situations. When purchasing a new tripod the temptation is to go …

This hands on course will give you all the knowledge you need to capture beautiful studio portrait images.  Everything from understanding the lights, problem solving to working with a model will be covered over the duration of the course. Our model for this session will be Klara. CLICK HERE to see her portfolio DATE: Sunday …

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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 …

Did the Lomo camera save film photography? A friend of mine linked me to the above article today, partially out of a desire to wind me up as my views on Lomography are well known to those who know me.  I thought I’d post something to the blog though because I think it’s a point …

An incredibly important topic that is so often misunderstood, copyright and issues surrounding it are something everyone involved in photography should understand. This doesn’t just applies to photographers: models, make-up artists and even clients should have some understanding of this to know what can and can’t be done with images. DISCLAIMER: While the advice I …

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about a peculiar piece of mail I received: a handwritten note from a supposed acquaintance known only as “J” attached to an article apparently torn from a newspaper.  The article described the life changing business advice of a particular business coach, the implication of J’s …

A number of unrelated events led my thoughts to the subject of this blog post: a visit from a local camera club, a talk with my good friend at Somerville Photography and viewing the now ubiquitous Battle at F-Stop Ridge.  I had considered a similar project based around photographers in a military recreation, one that …

Any professional in any industry will tell you the same story: the moment you register as a business you will be inundated with calls and e-mails from advertisers trying to sell you everything from newspaper pages to designer stationary.  For the most part it is bland and easily ignored. Once in a while you’ll get …

It’s been quite some time since I posted on the blog and I think the best explanation is found in a recent tale of my life. Glasgow University Media week is an occasion when individuals working professionally in the media are invited to give talks at the university.  This year the renowned Tommy Wan was …

After lots of tweaking, editing, googling of various web design solutions I’ve finally managed to reach a point where I’m happy with the website.  It’s been a long road getting here, from a website I liked the look of but couldn’t update to one I could update but tried to avoid the sight of, I …

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