Resource page for Evening Classes:
lightroom or Photoshop? Or Both?
Recent and beautiful series of images that I saw on this great site
Great tips on how different lenses affect shots
When the world’s best photographers came to Ireland, here’s what they saw
Great photography exhibition at The National Gallery of Ireland
The Photo Book That Captured How the Soviet Regime Made the Truth Disappear
Roger Fenton’s Crimean War photos
Magnum looks back at their coverage of the war in Northern Ireland, on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement: https://www.magnumphotos.com/newsroom/northern-ireland-troubles-capturing-the-conflict/
Nature and Earth:
Photographers to look at:
Lewis Hine – Seminal campaigning photographer who fought to end child labour in the US.
Martin Parr – Razor sharp observations of class society in the UK.
Chris Steel Perkins – Like Martin Parr, a brilliant visual satirist and a great observer of life in England, and beyond.
An in-depth look at what proves to be a tricky topic for photography students – and camera’s auto settings. https://emulsive.org/articles/what-is/what-is-exposure-how-to-use-light-meters-in-film-photography?amp
These are the basics, the building blocks of photographic image making. Switch your camera to M for manual and start learning about shutter speeds and aperture.
Develop an idea of what your histogram looks like in various conditions
Depth of field:
Photoshop versus Lightroom:
Detailed look at what software is best for you. The answer is probably…..Both!
A good tripod is a really wise investment and will last you years.
Here are some scenarios where a tripod is really useful.
Nighttime, sunsets and early mornings:
In a low light scenario where you need to drop the shutter speed, a tripod becomes essential. You risk having blurred shots when the shutter speed drops below the focal length of your lens. Also, when you have decided that you have created the perfect composition, the tripod will keep the camera in one place.
Macro: When you are getting in really close to something small, any small movements will be magnified, so the tripod becomes essential.
Architecture: Almost essential for composing shots for architecture, especially interiors. It will slow down your shots and make them better.
Compositing: You need a tripod for this, and most likely a Pan and Tilt head.
A remote trigger