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2020 - The Year Ahead

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2020 - The Year Ahead
What a challenging start to 2020 we have had. From raging bush fires to a global pandemic. It is completely understandable for people to be feeling overwhelmed and anxious at the moment. Unlike previous years where I write my photography goals in a moleskin notebook and keep them to myself, this year I have decided to write this blog post in order to keep myself accountable and share my experience. In the current environment some of my intended goals I will be able to start on, however, others will provide me with something to look forward to when we eventually arrive at some kind of normality and social distancing is no longer a necessity to protect our community.

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Slow Shutter Panning - How To Guide

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Slow Shutter Panning - How To Guide
In this tutorial, I will cover the equipment required, settings, basic technique, and final tips so you can get out and create your own abstract ocean images. There are multiple applications for panning but the two types of panning shots I want to cover in this tutorial are wave panning shots and ocean/horizon panning shots.

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Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens

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Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens

My favourite lens is my Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III. It is tack sharp and a sensational piece of glass for landscape photography. It is the lens that spends the most time on my camera without a doubt. I recently looked at my Lightroom catalog and my 70-200mm has only been used for about 12% of my current catalog of photos, whereas my 16-35mm has been used for 78% of my photos. Not only does this motivate me to use my 70-200mm more but also to write a blog post about shooting landscape photography with a telephoto lens.  About 11 years ago when I started to develop...

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Long exposure photography

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Long exposure photography

This is the first post in a series that will discuss long exposure photography - the reasons I love it, the technique behind it and the photographic opportunities it provides.  From the moment I took my first long exposure photograph, I fell in love with this photographic technique. In its simplest form, long exposures are photographs taken while using a slower shutter speed allowing the image to be created over a period of time.  The length of time the shutter can remain open for is dependent on the available light, the use of Neutral Density filters, ISO and aperture. I...

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Me, myself and landscape photography...

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Me, myself and landscape photography...
What is my blog intended to be? I want it to be informative, interesting and a quick read to escape from the daily grind. Most posts will take around 3 minutes of your busy lives to read and will include insights into me, my photography, travel, photography locations, learning resources, equipment and anything photography related. 

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