This week on Behind the Lens we talk to Andrew Bazeley - A wildlife photographer who began his journey on hearing about the imminent demise of the polar bear population. The polar bear population survived, but Andrew had caught the bug of wildlife photography and now travels all over the world to photograph some of the most dangerous apex predators on earth.
Autumn may feel a long way off in the height of summer, but it can creep up on the unprepared photographer quickly and be over in the blink of an eye. It’s not just for nature photographers either - Portrait, wedding, and street photographers can all take advantage of the season. Make the most of the beautiful autumn colour with our Ultimate Guide to Autumn and Fall Photography.
The days are longer and the temperature warmer. It can mean just one thing - Spring is well on the way! After months of enduring the dark and cold of the winter it's a welcome arrival, and us photographers have plenty to look forward to. From bluebells to baby birds to springtime street photography - There's something for everybody in spring!
Many websites list a bunch of photography projects to get started on on a rainy day. I would argue that staying inside on a rainy day is missing out on a potential photographic goldmine! Stormy weather can bring the most dramatic of conditions, and when the light breaks through it can turn a scene from impressive to awe inspiring.
Light is the most important factor in photography. Without light there is no photograph, and the presence of aesthetically pleasing light is almost as important! Using natural light takes a lot of patience and research, but when you master the art of predicting the light the rewards will shine through in your photography.
Composition is the most important tool in a photographer's arsenal, and when used correctly it can be the difference between an average image and a world class one. There are no dead-set rules in composition, but there are a few guidelines that are useful to use as starting points in your photography adventure.
Composition is the single most important aspect in photography. Without great composition you simply cannot get a great photograph. No matter how gorgeous the scene is, it will look two dimensional and boring without some compositional thought, so we've put together a beginners guide to thinking about composition!
There's just one thing you need to learn in order to understand how a photograph is taken - The Exposure Triangle. Each of these three variables affect the brightness of an image, but also bring with them some other key components to photography. Everything you need to know about the Exposure Triangle is right here!