How to scout locations for lensball photography.

One of the great challenges of photography is location scouting. This is true of all forms of photography, but it’s particular true of crystal ball photography. The two defining features of lensball photography really limit the number of places that work well. These features are the fish-eye like effect in the ball, and the inversion…

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Top ten crystal ball photos of 2017

Happy new year to you all, I hope 2018 will bring you much happiness. In today’s post you’ll see a selection of crystal ball posts from 2017, a look back on the past that can inform your future. Who say’s crystal balls can’t be used to tell the future! There were many opportunities to travel…

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Important photos of 2016

It’s that time of year again, and with the year coming to an end I thought I’d share my most important photos of 2016. I’m really looking at the photos that have influenced the direction of my own photography, but also have had an impact on others. It’s been a great year with possibly light…

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Lighting up Georgetown with creative light painting.

Last year I was lucky enough to live in a diverse, artistic, and eclectic hub within SE Asia. I’m of course talking about Georgetown, a place where I met many great people. Towards the end of my stay there I became more and more active with light painting, something I intend to explore more in…

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How to get more creative? Do a potluck photography party!

It’s great to bounce idea’s off other people, and so when an opportunity to do a photo-shoot presented itself I invited a couple of my friends along. Everyone brought something to the party, a kind of potluck party for photographers. Well not quite luck if I’m honest, we planned what everyone would bring. The photographers…

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The 5 day deal! – Photography courses for a mega discount.

It’s that time of year again, it’s the 5 day deal! This is an opportunity not to be missed, as there are many courses offered by respected professional photographers that will really improve your photography. Among them are Jimmy McIntyre and Matt Brandon, who I’ve had the good fortune to meet personally. They offer different…

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Interview with crystal ball photographer Simon Bond.

Recently I was asked by an A-level student from the UK to discuss my photography, which she found online through a google search. I liked the questions she posed to me, so I thought I’d share my answer on this blog and try to share some of my wisdom. So let’s begin with Shannon’s introductory…

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Travel for photographers! How to get paid while you shoot.

As a creative person I’m always looking at the resources I have, with time and money being prominent in my mind. To me time is the most important commodity we have as this is the currency spent on creating things. With this in mind it’s important to find part time work that allows you to…

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Photography infra-red – The post processing.

Last week you would have seen what you need to do to take an infra-red photo, but that’s only half the job and now you’re going to see how to do the post processing side. If you followed the advice given last week you will now have either a image that looks red/pink or one…

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Photographing infra-red photos – Taking the photo.

Hi everyone today we’re going to look at how you take infra-red photos, this is a niche form of landscape photography which when done well produces amazing results. The results you’ll see look like magical dreamscapes with white foliage that resembles snow, and an ethereal black sky, when combined with either very modern or traditional…

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