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Author Archives: lightism

Composition....The 10 Second Rule

Getting your composition right is one of the biggest and easiest improvements you can make in your photography. Here’s a link to a lesson that explains the principles of composition. Last week by happy accident I discovered a great little exercise to help you improve your composition. It sounds simple, but give it a try: 1) Turn your […]

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Do something new: Make a time-lapse on your phone

You’ve all seen time-lapse videos on TV where the people, traffic or clouds are speeded up.  This used to be the preserve of video production companies, but now with a free app and a smart phone you too can make a time-lapse video. Last week we took an iPhone, loaded a FREE time-lapse app, popped it […]

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DIY tripod mounts for mobile phones, Gopro or just about anything...

Like most people, I have various devices to take pictures with and often wish I could mount them to a tripod…well here is a cheap, flexible top tip to whip up a mount for a few pounds.   You will need: 1 x tripod screw adaptor (£2)       1 x  1/4″-20 Tripod Mount Screw to […]

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New Perspectives, Street Photography & a GoPro Hero 3

As a professional photographer everyone asks what camera, lens and setting I use when they see a great shot…. this educational site Lightism.co.uk which is mainly for non-photographers and camera phone users is about teaching people that it’s all about the eye behind the camera and not fancy equipment. With this in mind I jumped […]

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Adding a little magic to your photos

As a professional photographer I can tell you that most images you see these days have been touched up, air brushed or generally played with…this is called post production and now it’s your turn to have a go. Regardless of camera, phone or device, there is some great and usually free software to take your […]

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Worlds first ring light for Iphone, phones & compact cameras

As a professional photographer I’m a self confessed lighting freak…my favourite light is called a ring light which give a wonderful shadow less glow.  I’ve got one I imported for the studio and another one for my DSLR camera and for less than £10 I’ve just built one for my phone….let me show you how. […]

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Use your Ipad as a photographic backdrop

If you need to shoot still life pictures or just products to sell on Ebay, here’s a simple way to make you photos really stand out and the possibilities are endless. These wedding rings were shot for www.Photoality.co.ukour wedding photography business using an Ipad with my web site background on the screen, the wedding rings […]

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Manfrotto KLYP & ML240 first look

The Manfrotto ML240 and KLYP arrived last night and doesn’t disappoint…its compact (pocketable), well made, bright and feels very well considered and well made. Let’s be clear, a small LED light won’t ever over power the sun, but it’s a fabulous fill light with oodles of creative possibilities and will really extend your photography. This particularly […]

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Using LED video light for Iphone & smart phone photography

Continuous LED lights which fits in your pocket and cost less than £40 can make a huge difference to your photography, especially with an iPhone, iPad, Smart phone or compact camera. It’s better than flash for three reasons: You can actually see the results before you take the picture, you can move it independently of […]

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Who will be first - HTC or Apple?

It is only a matter of time until a smart phone manufacturer release camera module bring us all the benefits of a photographic len…the big question is who will be first to market?  With the recent release of the IPhone 5, it looks like HTC may have upped their game:   Lihet Calin, a designer […]

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