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5 Top Tips for Action Photography

With the Commonwealth games coming to our fair city next month I’ve had a lot of requests from students about how best to capture the action.  To help out I’ve listed below some of my top tips for getting your camera ready for the games. 1) New to your camera?  Set it to action mode …

Buyers Guide: Cameras

Camera Type Images sourced from Wikimedia Commons. PRO: Small and easy to carry.  Simple to operate CON: Offers no manual controls. Designed for point and shoot. PRO: Versatile and powerful.  A huge range of creative options and a wide variety of accessories CON: Versatility requires extra purchases. Most expensive option.  Bulky and heavy.  Often labelled …

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 …

Greetings and salutations

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 …

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