Better Photographs Blog

"Summary of What's New"

This is where to find my most recently added pages, along with other news and information that will help you to produce better photographs.

If you have not come across Blogs and RSS before, they have many advantages. They enable you to control what you receive, ensure that you never miss the news that you want and you don't have to keep revisiting your favourite websites to keep up to date on the latest information - click here to find out more.


Landscape - A seasonal perspective

Landscape 01

The changing seasons can have a profound effect on the landscape and, therefore, photographic techniques.

Continue reading "Landscape - A seasonal perspective"

The Colour Wheel - Understand it and your shots will improve instantly.

Colour Wheel 0

An understanding of the colour wheel has always been fundamental to photography. It's not surprising, given that colour is a crucial part of our world.

Continue reading "The Colour Wheel - Understand it and your shots will improve instantly."

Wedding Photographer - An Intimate Invitation.

Wedding Photographer 1

Wedding Photographer of the Year, Mark Seymour gives some expert advice.

Continue reading "Wedding Photographer - An Intimate Invitation."

Travel Photos - Dare to be Different

travel-photos-01

Travel photos can be much more interesting if you dare to be different.

Continue reading "Travel Photos - Dare to be Different"

Portrait Photographer - Thoughts from a Master.

Portrait Photographer 1

Renowned and influential portrait photographer Barry Lategan shares his thoughts and experience.

Continue reading "Portrait Photographer - Thoughts from a Master."

A Light Touch ...


As a subscriber to the BBC Wildlife Magazine, I came across this article in the February edition. It provides a valuable insight to the use of additional lighting when photographing wildlife and poses 10 key questions we should ask ourselves before doing so -



Continue reading "A Light Touch ..."

Understanding Histograms - Getting perfect exposure on your shots.

Histograms 3

One of the advantages of digital cameras is that you can check the exposure of the photos you have just taken. This is easily done using the camera's histograms.

Continue reading "Understanding Histograms - Getting perfect exposure on your shots."

Landscape Photographs - Lovely shots whatever the weather.

landscape photographs 1

Advice to help you achieve the finest landscape photographs whatever the weather - and you don't need an expensive camera to do it.

Continue reading "Landscape Photographs - Lovely shots whatever the weather."

African Safari - An adventure in South Africa.

african safari 1

A South African Safari offers adventure and many photo opportunities. Here's some advice on how to make the most of it.

Continue reading "African Safari - An adventure in South Africa."

The Sky - Taken for granted but offering limitless photo opportunities.

Sky Arrival

The Sky can function as the main subject of the shot, play a supportive role to a dominant foreground or act as an effective counterpart element.

Continue reading "The Sky - Taken for granted but offering limitless photo opportunities."

Black and White Photographs - Taking them can make you a Better Photographer.

black and white photographs 2

Black and white photographs can convey a timeless, 'classic' look that simply isn't possible with colour.

Continue reading "Black and White Photographs - Taking them can make you a Better Photographer."

Photography Composition - Understanding the basics can revolutionise your shots.

photography composition 2

It’s a truism that, however good your camera is, your shots will stand or fall by your understanding of good photography composition.

Continue reading "Photography Composition - Understanding the basics can revolutionise your shots."

Fairground Photographs - Simple tricks on how to get stunning shots.

fairground photographs 1

Bright lights and thrilling action are ideal for creating great Fairground Photographs and family memories.

Continue reading "Fairground Photographs - Simple tricks on how to get stunning shots. "

Photo Copyright - Credit where credit is due.

Photo copyright includes the thorny issues of moral rights, metadata, and more. Here are some suggested strategies that photographers can adopt to protect rights in their imagery in the ever changing digital arena.

Continue reading "Photo Copyright - Credit where credit is due."

Camera Focus - Controlling the Lens to your Advantage

Focus of the Lens - How to take advantage of the lens' shape for better photographs with Depth of Field.

Continue reading "Camera Focus - Controlling the Lens to your Advantage"

Photography Exposure - What it means and why it is so important.

Do your photographs always turn out just right or are they sometimes too light or too dark? Discover what exposure means and why it is so important.

Continue reading "Photography Exposure - What it means and why it is so important."

Photography Lighting - A Critical Element, though often forgotten

Photography Lighting - If there is one element that can make or break a photograph it is lighting and yet, it is often the least considered element, even if it is thought of at all.

Continue reading "Photography Lighting - A Critical Element, though often forgotten"

Photo Composition - What is in the picture and where it is

With photo composition, deciding what to include and where to place it can turn a snap shot into a better photograph.

Continue reading "Photo Composition - What is in the picture and where it is"

Photography Technique - How to take better photographs.

Learning and understanding the basics of how to set up the camera yourself actually takes you a long way towards improving your photography technique and therefore taking better photographs.

Continue reading "Photography Technique - How to take better photographs."

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.
Better Photographs


Image of the Month
Free Downloadable Photographs
Click here to download it.

Find It

Custom Search



Book of the Month

Click here to read the review.