Lock Yourself In A Room…….

……and don’t come out until you’ve taken 24 photos. I read this suggestion in a book called ‘The Passionate Photographer’ by Steve Simon. It’s a great book and a great way to exercise your photographic muscles. I took a roll of 35mm film with 24 exposures and locked myself in my bathroom, which is about 4 metres by 3 metres and didn’t allow myself to … Continue reading Lock Yourself In A Room…….

Sunny 16 – Moving Into Manual

It may sound like the name for another generic J-pop band with asymmetrical haircuts, but it’s actually a useful tip to help you ease your way into shooting in manual. Not having studied photography, I missed out on photography 101 and basic principals of like the Sunny 16, which is so simple and one of those things that makes life so much easier when you … Continue reading Sunny 16 – Moving Into Manual

Previsualising in Black And White

  If you’ve read Learning To Pre-Visualise  Which is about learning to be aware of what you are doing with your camera before you do it and being able to develop the skills to think about the best aesthetic for a shoot by practising looking for things that work visually in a predetermined aesthetic. I am not able to do this and am setting myself … Continue reading Previsualising in Black And White