Catch The Next Wave: Surf Photography Tips

Catch The Next Wave: Surf Photography Tips

With winter finally leaving us for the year and warmer weather approaching, it is the perfect opportunity to head down to the beach to try your hand at an ever-popular photographic subject - Surfing. Surf photography is one of the most beloved forms of action photography and just like any other, this style take a little time and the right equipment to perfect. So without further ado, let’s jump into our quick and concise guide to surf photography.

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Location, Location, Location - Part 2: Navigating Timing, Lighting & Logistics

Location, Location, Location - Part 2: Navigating Timing, Lighting & Logistics

In the last article we discussed all the things you can do to find and prepare for the perfect shoot. With all the locations you have pre-scouted, equipment at the ready, we’re now ready to head out.

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Location, Location, Location -  Part 1: How to Find and Prepare for the Perfect Location Shoot

Location, Location, Location - Part 1: How to Find and Prepare for the Perfect Location Shoot

Sometimes the background can say way more than the subject, a silhouette caught in motion in front of an industrial junkyard, a suited man in a corporate office or a car winding across a sweeping landscape, a great backdrop can speak volumes to what the picture is really about.

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Know your Camera: Beyond Automatic

Know your Camera: Beyond Automatic

Venturing beyond the point and shoot can be very rewarding, whether it’s that little extra “Bokeh” (blur in the background), freezing people mid-air jumping in front of the Eiffel Tower or getting the perfect exposure for that tricky lighting situation

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Know your Camera: The Megapixel Myth

Know your Camera: The Megapixel Myth

Why do we have this obsession with megapixels? What is the importance of image size in relation to picture quality and when does resolution actually come into play?

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How to choose the right lens for you

How to choose the right lens for you

Asking the question "Which lens should I buy?" is almost the same as asking "What's the best camera to get?", only worse. While there are a wide variety of digital cameras on the market these days, there are literally hundreds of different lenses to choose from and most of them are specifically designed for a certain type of shoot.

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10 myths about becoming a pro photographer

10 myths about becoming a pro photographer

Do you think you know some of the rules about earning a crust taking photos? You may be surprised by some common misconceptions about professional photography.

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Polarising Filters

Polarising Filters

What Are Filters?

Filters are, in essence, bits of glass or Perspex that cover the end of your lens, creating different effects. The most common of these are UV filters, which people use to cut out UV haze and (primarily) to protect the lens from scratches. The second most common are Circular Polarizers, which is what we will be focusing on in this article.

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An Introduction to Long Exposure - Part 2

An Introduction to Long Exposure - Part 2

Now that you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to really start having some fun! Below are some of our favourite long exposure photography methods.

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An Introduction to Long Exposure - Part 1

An Introduction to Long Exposure - Part 1

Everyone has encountered long exposure photography at some point. A prominent Australian electrical company is currently using long exposure shots to advertise their service; the photos look stunning but the effect is simple to achieve once you know how it’ s done. Note that this is not the sort of photography which takes a moment. There is a lot of trial and error involved and a lot of waiting for the shutter, but if you master the basics you can have a lot of fun!

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Digital Camera FAQs

Digital Camera FAQs

Before deciding on a digital camera to purchase, you first need to figure out which one fits your needs.
A good practice is to make a list of the things you plan to do with the digital camera and the images you get from it.

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Digital Camera Buying Guide

Digital Camera Buying Guide

It's important to answer in your own mind exactly how you anticipate using the camera before you consider purchasing anything.  Are you serious about photography as a hobby or mainly keen to capture classic family moments? Do you want creative control over the result or an automated process? Do you want a lightweight body or a strong one?   The handy guide below will help you clarify different camera features and you can determine what is important to you.

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Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Simply tips to help the budding photographer

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Top 5 Best Waterproof Cameras This Summer

Top 5 Best Waterproof Cameras This Summer

Worried about taking pictures at the beach or by the pool because your camera might get wet? Well, camera manufacturers have been working on this issue for some time now, and this year are offering more solutions than ever before.

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Gift Ideas for DSLR Photographers

Gift Ideas for DSLR Photographers

Not sure what to get fora photographer friend? We've compiled a list to help you out.

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Best digital cameras under $300

Best digital cameras under $300

These days there are plenty of affordable cameras, but the real gems can be difficult to come across. We've done all the hard work, so you'll be hard-pressed to find better than this little collection of our cameras under $300.

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6 Best Adventure Cameras

6 Best Adventure Cameras

The six best adventure cameras...

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The Exposure Triangle

The Exposure Triangle

The Exposure Triangle is a term that encompasses three fundamental elements of photography:

1. Aperture: the amount of light the lens lets into the camera via the lens opening.
2. Shutter speed: the amount of time that sensor is exposed to the light.
3. ISO: the sensitivity of the sensor to light

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