Stuck in a Rut with your Photography? Take our #30in30challenge and revive your passion!
Hey Tea Break Togs – we’ve had a break but the podcast is back for a whole new season starting today with a challenge. I have a photography challenge for
How to organise your digital photographs for sanity!
Today I am going to give you my top tips for filing and organising your many digital photographs. Are you guilty of taking hundreds of photos and then when you want to find one you have to
7 Reasons to Shoot During Golden Hour
Today I am talking about that magical time just after the sun rises or just before it sets when the light is just delightful to behold. But why is ‘golden hour’ such a glorious time to shoot? Well, just g
Reflector colours and how they can improve your photography!
Today we are talking reflectors! Specifically, reflector colours and how they can improve your photography. I talked about using these marvellous tools during the ‘Window Light 3 Wa
How to find the right light for your photography – using just your hand!
Today I am sharing a super-quick tip that will help you with how to find the right light for your photography – even when you are working on your own. All you need is
Use this tip to find the best light for your portrait photography!
Today I am going to give you a simple tip for how to find the best light for your portrait photography. It’s a quick and easy technique and I use it all the time with great s
Using leading lines in photography
Today is part three of my Composition Series and I am talking about using leading lines in photography. These lines are everywhere if you just open your eyes to them and, used well, they can elevate your im
Beware of the Keyboard Warrior Critics
Today I am discussing people who seem to enjoy giving scathing critique to learner photographers whilst hiding behind their computer screens. You know who I am talking about, right? Those keyboard warr
6 Reasons to Master Natural Light Before Flash
Today I’m talking about natural light and why I believe you really MUST become confident working with it before learning about flash photography. Flash is fabulous and good flash photographers
How to hold your camera for sharpness – Photography for Beginners Series
This episode goes right back to basics! Do you know how to hold your camera for sharpness? That’s what is on the agenda today. Not just how to hold that camera of y
How to avoid camera shake at long focal lengths – Ep.34
Today is all about achieving sharpness when handholding your camera and shooting with longer focal lengths. Why should this be any different to shooting with shorter focal lengths and
How to minimise noise at high ISO settings
Today I am going to tell you why high ISOs don’t always mean more noise and why sometimes you should be increasing your ISO to decrease your digital noise! Confused? Don’t be!
I love today’s epis
5 tips for sharp images at wide apertures
Today is all about how to achieve sharp images at wide apertures, especially with people. I am going to give you my top tips as this is something I do – a lot!
Here we are in episode 32! I
How to use Foreground – Composition in Photography Series
Today we are talking about how to use foreground in your composition. There are so many ways to do this and you will love developing your eye for it!
We are continuing our c
How to achieve a blurry background, even with a kit lens.
Today we are going to nail down the four things you need to consider if you want to achieve a blurry background in your images, even with a kit lens.
It is no secret that mo
Natural Light Child Photography – 7 tips to create natural moments indoors
Today I am talking about natural light child photography indoors when you only have a small area of good light to work in. How do you get them to stay there for any
The Difference between a Snapshot and a Photograph (and why it matters)
Today I am talking about the difference between taking a snapshot and creating a photograph. I will be asking the question, does ‘setting up’ a shot mean that it is no
Taking photographs of kids indoors – 10 ways to prepare for success!
We are sticking with the theme of taking photographs of kids indoors but this time the focus is on how to prepare for success. I am going to share with you ten great ti
Photographing Children Indoors – How to Find the Light!
In today’s episode I am talking about finding the light when you are photographing children indoors. Where do you find the light? How do you know when you have found it? And how do y
Rule of Thirds or Golden Ratio? Composition in Photography Series
Today I am talking about the rule of thirds and the golden ratio. Both are ways you can compose your images to make them more pleasing to the eye. What are they? Why do the
Composition in Photography (and why you should take it seriously)
In this episode I am talking about composition. What does it mean in the photography world and why should you care about it? This is a podcast but I know some of you prefe
In this episode I am going to be talking solely about back button focusing. I have had lots of questions about it and I wanted to dedicate a whole episode to it. I am going to explain to you what it is, why it is so fabulous and exactly how
What is a ‘Stop’ of Exposure in Photography?
In today’s episode I am going to explain what a ‘stop’ of exposure is and how knowing this can help you to expose your images quickly and accurately!
Well it’s been a while hasn’t it??!! So
6 Aperture Priority Tips
I believe in shooting in manual mode. I believe it is THE single best way to reach a deep understanding of photography and of your camera. I also know that it is easy if someone takes the time to teach you in the
When to Use Aperture Priority
Today I am talking about those times when manual exposure is not just difficult but almost impossible to manage. It is times like these I use aperture priority mode. Why? It’s all in the podcast episode! (But
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