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Mastering the half press

Posted in Photography Tips and Techniques on June 19th, 2009 by Phil – Comments Off

One thing we talk about a lot on our photography courses is the “half press.” It lets you focus on a subject that is not in the centre of your picture. When Phil took this picture yesterday, first he pointed the camera at the dog, half pressed so that that camera focused, then moved the camera so that the dog wasn’t in the middle, then pressed the button fully and took the picture. The camera has exposed and focused the picture as if the dog was in the middle of the picture, but we get to see Monti’s surroundings.

Most compositions look better without the main subject in the middle of the frame, so this is something you’ll need to do often. It makes quite a difference for very little effort – the kind of tip we really like!!_DSC3209

Bob’s amazing panoramas

Posted in Photography Course Students, Photography Courses on June 17th, 2009 by Phil – 2 Comments

Once upon a time Robert Bilsand came to one of our photography courses (this is before photography made simple, but it was still us). Now he takes these amazing panoramas (as well as amazingly making us look presentable on the website).

These pictures are of the Malvern Hills – panoramas that show both sides of the hills at once. Click on them a couple of times to have a look and see if you can see the train!

Recent student pictures

Posted in Photography Course Students, Photography Courses on June 17th, 2009 by Phil – 2 Comments

photography course photography course photography courseLast weekend we did a landscape shoot at Castlemorton Common in Worcestershire. These pictures were taken by David and Mike, very talented beginners.

Yellow and blue go together, don’t you think?