Lee Filters

It’s been 50 years since LEE Filters first started to manufacture filters for the photographic industry.

For my landscape photography I will only use the market-leading 100mm Lee Filter kit, including the polariser, Little Stopper, Big Stopper and the Graduated Filters. The results are amazing.

Have a minute check out the Lee Filters website and their explanatory videos for further information: – http://www.leefilters.com/index.php/camera


Long Exposure Photography

WHAT IS LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY?

In what you might term ‘regular photography’, with your camera in an automatic or semi-automatic exposure mode, you’re likely working with a shutter speed of somewhere between 1/60 of a second and 1/4000 of a second.  These kind of shutter speeds tend to cover most normal situations, from bright sunlight at midday to occasional indoor shooting.

Long exposure photography is when we are using a much longer shutter speed and it’s usually used as a specific technique to achieve a certain effect.  There’s no defined transition point at which a shutter speed becomes slow enough to define your shooting as ‘long exposure photography’.

Generally speaking, I tend to think of it as when we are talking about our exposure times in terms of seconds, rather than fractions of a second.  These kind of long exposure times (shutter speed is the same as exposure time) are often used to blur something in a photo, for example running water in stream, or the movement of stars across the night sky.  A long exposure helps us to trace the pattern of time and render things in a different way to how we are used to seeing them.  When we see things differently, it naturally fascinates us and that’s a significant factor in creating a compelling image.

In order to achieve long exposures during the daytime, it’s often necessary to use neutral density filters on a lens, which cuts down the light entering the lens.  With less light entering the lens, the shutter speed needs to be much longer to achieve the same exposure.  Neutral density filters can allow you to shoot exposures of several minutes long, even in bright daytime situations.


New- Photographic Workshops coming soon

Over the coming months, I will be producing several photographic workshop videos. These videos will be featured on this website. It is planned that some workshops will even be transmitted “live” through various social media sites including my Youtube channel.

Subject matter will vary but will include practical workshops that will include lighting, composition, filters, photographic gear and more!!.

Keep viewing this website for further updates.


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