2018-12-07



Sometimes you see something a little bit different that just needs to be shared! Sony Ambassador Rob Pugh gave a seminar in our Burgess Hill studio on a concept that he came up with… while in B&Q!

Read on to see how Rob combines three different coloured gels to create amazing portraits with a  unique look.

2018-12-05

Reindeer - Christmas Lights Photo tips and techniques - Ashley Laurence


Think of Christmas and no doubt you'll think of roast dinner, mulled wine, and perhaps the odd family argument over what to watch next on the box. This year though, ask us to think of Christmas, and we’d say… ‘bokeh’!

For a few weeks of the year, villages, town and city centres all over the country present photographers with the opportunity to photography familiar scenes in a whole new light… We look at how to make the most of the Christmas lights, with some practical tips on settings.


2018-11-30

St Pauls - London Cityscapes - Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography
Use lead in lines to draw the eye, and make sure symmetry is central
If you want to learn the art of taking great cityscape photos then you're in the right place. We braved the wet weather to head out with cityscape photographer (& Sony Ambassador) Ron Timehin to get some tips (and secret London locations) from one of the best in the game.

Follow these tips and before you know it you’ll be transforming the city that you see on a daily basis into a flood of exciting colours, reflections and creative compositions that you’ll be proud to hang up on your wall.

2018-11-27

Camera bags have different meanings to different people - some will look for style, some for practicality and comfort, some people will want one to simply to protect their camera from a few knocks while on holiday. Whereas if you're adventuring into the jungle or up a mountain, then you may well have a more complex set of requirements.

Understanding what you want from a bag may not be the first thing you would think to do, but a quick read through our guide will help you understand what features you should be looking for. We also look at different types of bags - so whether it's a waterproof camera backpack for a DSLR, or a stylish shoulder bag for a mirrorless camera, you'll know what the choices are. 


What to consider when buying a new camera bag

2018-11-23

It’s Black Friday, which means it’s the perfect time for photographers, videographers, and content producers everywhere to increase their arsenal of tools available to them.

Whether you’re a keen landscape photographer who’s after a new lightweight tripod to make those early morning hikes that bit better, or perhaps you've been dreaming of the perfect telephoto lens for sports or wildlife, there is no better time to snap up a bargain.

Free Sandisk SD Memory Cards - best of Black Friday deals at Park Cameras


2018-11-20

Next week we head out to learn the art of creating memorable cityscapes under the tutelage of Sony Ambassador Ron Timehin. We'll report back on that shortly - we're looking forward to passing on some tips that you can put into practice next time you’re out shooting.

In the meantime, we couldn't resist the opportunity to ask Ron a few questions about how he's developed his distinctive style over the years, the perils and perks of social media, and (of course!) discover what his go-to kit is.

Cityscape - Ron Timehin - Park Cameras Blog Interview
All images courtesy of Ron Timehin

2018-11-05

What better place in the world to try your hand at some street photography than New York? With towering, vertical lines just waiting to act as a backdrop, The Big Apple truly lived up to its reputation as the city that never sleeps. A perfect blend for capturing those candid moments.

We had very particular requirements for finding the perfect street photography camera, and the Leica Q ticked all of the boxes. Is the Leica Q the best street photography camera?

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South Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights, f/16, 6s

2018-11-01

Halloween is over, the shops have started stocking Christmas gifts, and it's dark at 5pm. That can only mean one thing - it's bonfire night soon!


Unless you’re one of the premature mid-week firework types, I imagine you’ll be heading out this weekend to a bonfire and firework display, so we’ve put together a few tips and tricks for you so you can take your camera along and hopefully capture some excellent firework photos.

The Sony 24mm f/1.4 is the eighth G Master lens in the series, fresh on the market and retailing at £1,449 (check the latest price here). The G Master series are respected for their sharp, high-resolution images and fast autofocus performance, so how does the 24mm handle?

Eastbourne Harbour - Sony 24mm review - Gareth Evans
The Sony 24mm excels at low light cityscapes


2018-10-30

For the past 10 weeks, the country has been gripped by baking drama of epic proportions courtesy of The Great British Bake Off.

It's the final week this week, where we'll find out who will be crowned the winner of the 2018 GBBO, or whether they've bitten off more than they can Choux.


Taken on an iPhone 6s - Copyright Francesca Turner

All this talk of Dampfnudels, Savarins, pastries, puddings and tarts has got us kneading to show off our greatest baking creations to the world, whether you're making a Schichttorte, or a good one.

2018-10-29

If you're looking for a new Nikon lens, look no further than this free buying guide, put together by our good friends N-Photo in association with Park Cameras.

From wide angle lenses, through to telephoto and prime lenses, if it's Nikon fit then you can find out more about it in this free Nikon lens buying guide.

Nikon lens buying guide - free PDF download



2018-10-25

Part one of our guide to live music and concert photography looked at how to get a press pass and what you can expect when taking live music photos.

In this part, we look at whether DSLR or mirrorless cameras are best for live music photography and what lenses to consider. We also look at recommended settings for low light photography - you'll nail the '3 songs, no flash' rule before you even know it!

Sunflower Bean at Concorde 2 by Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography
Sunflower Bean at Concorde 2 - Canon EOS 70D, EF-S 17-55mm lens. Settings: f/2.8, 1/125, ISO 1000


2018-10-24

Our two-part guide gives you the inside guide on live music and concert photography. Mastering low light photography can be hard, but the results are rewarding.

Part one of our guide answers the question 'how do I start taking live music photos?' If you want to go from being in the crowd to the photographer's pit, taking amazing band photos, our guide shows you how to get ahead in concert photography. Part two covers which kit to use and recommended settings.

Liam Gallagher at Brighton Centre - shot for Brighton Source by Ashley Laurence - Time for Heroes Photography
Liam Gallagher at Brighton Centre

2018-10-22

The leaves are falling, and the weather is turning crisp as winter looms large. Yet there's no better time to find inspiration for taking amazing autumn photos – this time of year offers a lot.

And with a bit of careful planning, you can get the most out of it. Here are 5 simple tips to showcase the warm glows and nostalgic feeling of Autumn in your photos.

5 tips to capture amazing autumn photos from Park Cameras Blog


2018-10-18

Wildlife photography can excite, amaze and educate like no other genre of photography. The 2018 winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year have been announced. The exhibition opens 19th October 2018 at the Natural History Museum in London.

Here are a selection of the winning images. We had a hard enough time selecting which images to put in this blog, so we can’t imagine what a tough job it must have been for the judging panel!

'The Golden Couple' by Marsel van Oosten - Winner 2018 - Wildlife Photographer of the Year
'The Golden Couple' by Marsel van Oosten - Winner 2018 - Wildlife Photographer of the Year