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A hobby that started over twenty years ago became a passion. For me, photography became a tool for capturing a moment in time and then having the ability to show it to the world, in image form.
As an avid enthusiast of the great outdoors; photographing landscapes, seascapes and natural world images are my favoured genres.
During my work as a Photography Expedition and Workshop leader, I come into contact with many photo enthusiasts of all differing levels of knowledge and expertise.
As such, I am aware of the subjects that most students want to address during our time together. Some topics relate to photography tuition “in the field” and some to post production “tips and techniques”.
Composition, bracketing images, long Exposure, using filters, using different lenses; the list is endless. It is my intention to address many of these areas of photography over the coming weeks, months and years through video tutorials.
“Mastering Your Photography” will direct my video tuition towards these issues, in a simplified way.
“Just like many others, I love to travel and capture images across this beautiful world in which we live. Whilst starting out solely as a photographer, I have since incorporated video production and aerial imagery into my digital repertoire” – Mark Brion
Four years ago, I decided to start sharing my knowledge and skills in photography with others. So, I researched, arranged and started to take like-minded photography enthusiasts on expeditions and workshops.
Initially, these were held in beautiful locations solely in the UK. However, due to my love for travelling, I also started to take the expeditions and workshops further afield internationally.
I am also obsessed with photography gear. Over the years, I have purchased quite a lot of high-quality equipment including my current primary camera – the Nikon D850. I love this camera!
I strongly believe the eye of the photographer behind the lens is most important, but better tools do help to improve your image in so many different ways.
Post production is also an important part of my modern digital photography. Having had some 15 years’ experience using Photoshop, Lightroom and more recently Camera Raw, I teach students tips and techniques in post production. However, I am always learning as Adobe Creative Cloud regularly update their platforms.
“I love playing with light and long exposures. Capturing landscapes, seascapes, and photographing beautiful sunrise and sunset colours is so intriguing. For me, that is when nature is at its best, and it gives me a real BUZZ every time” – Mark Brion
1. Enjoy your whole photography experience
2. Get to know your camera and equipment
3. Practice, practice and then even more practice
4. Learn tips and techniques from others
5. Always shoot in Camera Raw
6. Use different locations
7. Post your images on social media and seek honest feedback
8. Print off your images
9. Try using different photography techniques
10. Try to use filters, as much as possible
11. Take your images in different formats – landscape, portrait and square modes
12. Take time to view your surroundings – There may be a better view just a few feet away
13. Always view your image back for focusing. You may never visit the location again!
14. Always consider focus or exposure stacking when set up on a tripod.
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