close up photo of blades of grass

Macro photography

You too can take lovely close-up photographs like these, all you need is a close up macro lens, these are taken with a 100mm cannon f2.8 L series lens and of course you need to keep an eye for an accurate exposure control.

Sunrise or sunset photography

photo of sunrise

sunrise over wythall

photo of winter sunrise

winter sunrise over wythall

It can be very tricky taking photos at sunrise or sunset especially in the winter as the sun is very strong. The secret is to understand that the camera’s auto settings will be fooled into overexposing the scene and getting washed out images with no detail. Answer use the exposure compensation button to reduce the light coming in to the camera.

Photography tips

I will be posting photography tips on hopefully on regular basis, just simple techniques that you can use to improve your photographs.
The three images below have been taken with 50mm Macro lens set to a wide lens opening ie low aperture number giving a very shallow depth of field.