Photography Tips #11: Capturing a Performance

There is nothing I like more than lying on the floor not having to worry about things. Maybe my nihilist approach to life does have its benefits as the angle from the floor under theatre lights does something magical for me. Living by the 45 degree rule in photography and by application the rest of my life, finding that the 45 degree rule is 3D … Continue reading Photography Tips #11: Capturing a Performance

Bad Life Decisions: Vegan January

After just a couple of weeks into the vegan January experience I’ve had to call it off. The diet change has made me particularly ill and unfortunately means I can’t continue as I planned. However in my time of vegan meals I’ve discovered a few things that has made me come to respect the vegan community a bit more. 1 – It’s very difficult in … Continue reading Bad Life Decisions: Vegan January

Snapshots #9: Border Castle Adventure

As a farewell to 2016, and a premier adventure of the Welsh Borders, Tom and myself took the a470 and a479 along the borders down to Chepstow to check out the historic sights. Being December, a lot of places aren’t open to the public but are still able to be viewed from a distance. First stop is the Castle Keep that remains of Bronllys Castle … Continue reading Snapshots #9: Border Castle Adventure

Photography Tips #8: Golden Landscapes

Gold Beach stretches along the Normandy coast line, famously harbouring Port Winston in the Second World War and also of course being a British Landing Beach for D-Day. I love these beaches not just because of their incredible history, but also of their eerie stillness, flatness and their failure to not shine golden in the sun, all year round. In these series of photos I … Continue reading Photography Tips #8: Golden Landscapes

Snapshots #5: Break from the Bubble

Aberystwyth is often portrayed as a Bubble, being a small community with all your needs on the edge of the world, a windy way from any larger towns or cities that are inland. Luckily for me I took a break and went over to see my parents in the beautiful Normandy. After posting about it before as my summer holiday, Normandy’s beauty only increases with … Continue reading Snapshots #5: Break from the Bubble

Photography Tips #6: Sheep and Showmanship

When I first got a bit more serious about equine and show photography, admittedly I brushed off the idea of photographing sheep and cattle showing. I put this mainly down to my ignorance of not exactly understanding the showing of these animals, and definitely not understanding how one sheep is better than other sheep that looks identical to me. Regardless, it is a lot more tricky … Continue reading Photography Tips #6: Sheep and Showmanship

Photography Tips #4: Rugby 7s

As I mentioned in my first post, I’ve had some experience with sports photography especially with rugby. Being at a Welsh university its hard to not be involved in the sport one way or another albeit playing, spectating, refereeing or taking photos. In this post I’m going to talk about equipment I recommend and settings, positioning on the pitch and composition. EQUIPMENT For all my … Continue reading Photography Tips #4: Rugby 7s

Photography Tips #2: Capturing the Clear Round

Today I had the privilege of shadowing with Storm Equine Photography, as small business based in Ceredigion specialising in horse photography, and they are very very good at it. From working with them today here are the few things that I took from it all. I was working with their equipment, in this instance, a Nikon D4 paired with a sigma 70-200mm lens. This camera … Continue reading Photography Tips #2: Capturing the Clear Round

Photography Tips #1: Going Equine

To be successful in any areas you need to have the three basics: Understanding Commitment Passion Without these three essentials any plans to work in that sector you might as well throw away. This is especially with my understanding so far with Equine sport photography. Forget all you know about artistic photography. No one wants a rule of thirds framed image of their horse looking … Continue reading Photography Tips #1: Going Equine