Blesma Photography Group Monthly Challenge – Black & White

Blesma Photography Group Monthly Challenge – Black & White

Monthly Challenge… Black & White This challenge is all about editing to create a dramatic black and white images using the HSL and the curve tool. This is a good tutorial on how to make your black and white images more dramatic using the HSL and curve tool using phone apps, Lightroom, Photoshop and other […]

Metering – Zone Exposure

Metering – Zone Exposure

How to check your images for correct exposure and start to see your compositions as light.     Please follow and like us:0

Metering – THE SUNNY F/16 RULE

Metering – THE SUNNY F/16 RULE

The sunny f/16 rule if used correctly will always give an accurate exposure and requires that if working in full sun, one sets the lens aperture to f/16 and the shutter speed is set to the reciprocal of the ISO. In practice, for example, if you are shooting at an ISO of 100 in full […]

Seasonal Themed Competition – Spring 2017

Seasonal Themed Competition – Spring 2017

Blesma Photography Competition – The next seasonal theme is ‘Spring’ and will run until 21st June 2017 The winner and any highly commended pictures will be placed on the Blesma Photography website to give a wider audience a chance to see what the photography group gets up to! There will be other ‘Directional’ and ‘Interesting’ photographic competitions […]

Rules of Photography – Composition, Framing

Rules of Photography – Composition, Framing

Framing Think inside the box. Framing draws attention to a particular part of your composition.  It is especially handy if you’re shooting a busy scene. Look for doorways, windows and openings – anything that might help to focus attention on a particular part of your composition.  But framing is a powerful tool, so don’t just […]

Rules of Photography – Composition, The Shape of Things

Rules of Photography – Composition, The Shape of Things

The Shape of things It’s not just the lines in your image that dictate how our eyes move across it.  The shape (or format) is just as important. Horizontal pictures (or Landscape format) encourage our eyes to move from side to side.  Vertical pictures (or portrait format) make them move up and down. Choosing the […]

Rules of Photography – Composition, Leading Lines

Think of composition as the foundations of your image.  And just like those of a building, foundations need to be strong. Composition is all about how you choose to order the visual elements in your picture.  It’s slippery and subjective, and often something you have to feel rather then calculate.  But don’t let this talk […]