Using Hard, Direct Light Creatively

Using Light

Light comes in two types – hard and soft. Hard light comes from a small light source (e.g. direct sun, or direct flash); you see clearly defined edges to your shadows with hard light. Soft light happens when you have a big light source (e.g. the sun through clouds, or flash through a large diffuser); […]

Five Steps to Better Street Photography

Street Workshop - 7 March - 2015-03-07 19.19.13 (Fedor P.)

A commonly held misbelief is that the best approach to creating good street photography is to endlessly wander from place to place with a camera at the ready, shooting from the hip and snatching shots of fleeting moments that randomly happen in a split second before your eye. That street photography technique may get you […]

5 Tips For Photographing Fireworks

How to photograph fireworks

Taking photos of fireworks can be lots of fun, here are our top 5 tips for getting great shots of the display: Use a tripod and long shutter speeds. The best fireworks photos are those with light trails created as the coloured light whizz through the sky. Experiment with different shutter speeds of 2s, 5s, […]

Light Painting Workshop

Light orb

Head into Hyde Park in the dark with your camera, a 36exp tutor and a bunch of coloured lights to create light orbs and electric smoke

Capturing The Moment

Capturing the Moment

The pioneer of street photography and photojournalism, Henri Cartier Bresson, who published a booked called The Decisive Moment, said “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click […]