"Always stand with the sun behind you when taking a photo…" That's what we're brought up to think isn't it? HAH! “Always stand with the sun right behind your subject” - that's what I say! Seriously though, in these days of technical marvel and digital wizardry, it's now easier than ever to 'break the rules' and try out some exciting techniques.
Shooting into the light (or Contre Jour if you want to get all continental about it) photography has long been a wonderful way to help you achieve results that really stand out from your peers'. Atmospherically lit with a golden halo; jet black silhouettes against a spectacular sunset; moody misty landscapes with the shadows of the trees all fanning out towards you - these are some of the benefits of plucking up the courage to go against your instinct and the perceived wisdom of others.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Park Cameras London are running a series of Photo Walks throughout 2014.
Why not join us on one or more of our walks? We cover several different areas of London and include several stops en-route for photographic tips and advice. On many of the walks we will also have new equipment available for you to try and each walk will have a photo contest so you can win a prize of an A2 size print of your winning photograph too.
The walks currently available to book at just £20 per walk are:
Explore the architecture and vibrant surroundings of this busy are of London – Starts and finishes at Park Cameras London store
The Southbank offers a wide variety of subjects for your camera from architecture to street performers, finishing at Borough Market for great shots and great food! – Starts at Waterloo Station finishes at Borough Market.
Explore the vibrant city of London – with the mixture of new and old buildings and colourful Brick Lane a – a feast for your camera! Starts and finishes at Liverpool Street Station.
Historic Greenwich offers a wide variety of images for you to shoot, from the lively indoor market to the historic Greenwich Meridian plus lovely views of the city. Starts and finishes at Greenwich Station.
The Camden area offers a lively mix of outrageous architectural features, classic street markets and tranquillity in the heart of London – Bring a large memory card!
Here we are on a favourite tourist trail, so the challenge will be to produce some great images of familiar subjects. A varied route with lots of photo opportunities. Starts at Waterloo station finishes at Green Park station.
Please check www.parkcameras.com/photowalks for full details, available dates and to book online or click the title of the walk of interest, or call 01444-237070.
Monday, 10 February 2014
If you asked me two or three years ago about using prime lenses for landscape photography, I would have been sceptical. Since situations often change very quickly when you’re outdoors, giving you just a few seconds to catch the image you want before it’s all gone, I thought that the flexibility of a good zoom lens was an important part of photographing scenery.
Thursday, 6 February 2014
Micro 4/3rds moving on up to 4K with the new Panasonic GH-4!
The stunning launches in the Micro 4/3rds format continue with the new Panasonic GH-4.
Targeted at professionals, the GH-4 offers a new 16.05mp Sensor coupled with Venus Engine 9 for potentially the best image quality yet from the micro 4/3rds format.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Park Cameras London got an exclusive hands-on session with the E-M10 prior to launch and have prepared an introductory video highlighting some of the features of the new model and allowing you a closer look.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Fuji have announced what is sure to cause a stir in the market – the new X-T1.
Much rumoured on the Internet, the new camera boasts an 8 frames per second burst speed including auto focus (worlds fastest AF of 0.08 seconds is claimed) so is a major step-up for the mirrorless genre for which continuous AF has been something of an Achilles heel so far. Compatibility with the new SDXC UHS-II format (worlds first) memory cards means data writing speed is about twice that of a conventional card.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Now Panasonic add to the growing range of pro-spec optics with the new Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH.