Leake Street Tunnels And The Resurgence of Urban Art

The Leake Street Tunnel, an underpass just around the corner from Waterloo station is a truly unique place in London to visit. With a tremendous amount of street art scattered about the city, Leake Street is different. Down here it’s not street art: its urban art. What is Urban Art? It is somewhat difficult to […]

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Making Sense of Emotions at London Design Biennale

London Design Biennale is a vibrant, ambitious and innovative exhibition by over 40 different countries, regions and territories. At Somerset House with the theme of Emotional States linking all these different pieces together. Each has its perspective on emotion with a large smattering of bright and vivid colours. Here are a few of my favourite […]

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Triple Review: Instagram Tour of London

Claire by a Beautiful and Bright sign

I came across Triple.Co while browsing the internet on a typical morning commute. They offer many local run tours in numerous cities across Europe. They appealed to me as I love anything where locals can teach me about my city and being a guide may be something I consider in the future. It’s sometimes hard […]

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Making The Most of Weather Photography Challenges

It seems like all us Brits do, is talk about the weather, but it is an element that all photographers have to account for when using their equipment outside. Sometimes it is expected (like rain in London), but other times it can take you completely by surprise. We will discuss some aspects of the weather […]

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See The Colours By Understanding White Balance

White balance is the white tone of your image which is affected by the light in which you are shooting. The idea is to make the colours as true to life as possible. You know when white turns out a bit orange or blue in your image… that can be solved by white balance. Normally […]

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Loving Those Bright Sunny Days For Photography

Photographing in the direct sun can be quite a challenge at times. And sometimes to get the subject and aesthetic you are after, it cannot be helped. Here are some tips to get the image you want. Shade With some subjects, you’ll be able to move them into the shade. This is particularly relevant with […]

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Are Photography Projects and Challenges Useful?

As we bring in the new year, a lot of casual photographers make a New Year’s Resolution to get out there and take more photos. Some ways that photographers do this is by selecting a ‘photography project’ to focus and motivate them while giving them new ideas on subjects and techniques. This can be quite […]

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The Meaning of Light with Metering and Histograms

Knowing how your metering measures light allows you to manipulate and interpret the results and know when you need to change something. Histograms Your histogram is one of the most valuable tools in explaining the tonal values of a scene.  The far left represents pure black, and the far right represents pure white. The horizontal axis […]

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Ways to Sharpen Your Shutter Speed Skills

The final element in our photography triangle is shutter speed. This is defined by the amount of time that the shutter remains open and exposed to light. The longer the shutter is open, the more light that hits the sensor and the shorter the shutter is open; the less light hits the sensor. The shutter […]

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Considering Depth of Focus and Aperture

Another component of the photography triangle is aperture. Aperture regulates the amount of light permitted through the lens to the sensor. The larger the opening, the more light passes through, and the smaller the opening, the less light passes through. To complicate matters, the f-stop which refers to the size of the aperture is a […]

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