Creating a time-lapse sequence is one of the most rewarding photography projects. Whilst you need a little bit of knowledge to get the best results, the recipe for a great time-lapse only needs a couple of ingredients; foresight and patience.

The biggest ingredient is simply the ability to identify an activity or subject that will lend itself to a time-lapse, and to get set up in advance. Patience is required, not only for the shoot itself, but to persevere in the face of adversity – you’ll probably need a couple of attempts to refine your technique and get the best results. But don’t worry, it’s relatively quick and easy, not to mention inexpensive, and the rewards make it all worthwhile.


The ability to use flashgun externally from the camera has been possible since the advent of Single Lens Reflex cameras by way of a synchronization or PC cable. However as camera models have progressed in terms of their complexity and in particular the way they meter for flash the reliance until fairly recently has still been on the use of cable connections.


If you have ever yearned to become a wedding photographer it is crucial to invest in gaining the necessary skills, experience and importantly photographic equipment.

Training and experience is important and most wedding photographers initially start by photographing a friend or relatives wedding. Additional training can also be undertaken to supplement your knowledge, here at Park Cameras we offer the perfect introduction to wedding photography with a day’s workshop with awards winning wedding photographer Peter Prior.


If you've ever printed images yourself, then there have probably been occasions when the colours of your print don’t match those on your computer screen. You probably blamed the printer, but it’s more likely that the screen itself is the culprit. As photographers we invest lots of time, effort and money to capture brilliant shots, but without investing in a colour calibration device, we may be destined for a lifetime of disappointment.