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Underexpose not Overexpose!

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It was just after sunrise (remembering that due to the hills, our sunrise is slightly later than the official one!) and there was a Jay flying from a nearby Oak Tree with an Acorn.

I desperately wanted it to fly the other side of my position but it didn’t, so do I give up, or do I overexpose the shot to try and grab some detail? No, instead, I use the lack of light (in the right place) to my advantage and actually underexpose the shot to capture the back-light and sun shining through the thinner feathers.

This is something we discuss on my Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop!

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Jay With An Acorn For Breakfast

SPECIAL OFFER! 10% Discount off any Workshop Voucher

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If you are looking for something different to give as a gift this christmas, why not give one of my Gift Vouchers for my Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop.

As an early bird Christmas present, there is 10% discount of all of the formats of voucher (Open, 1-to-2 & 1-to-2) until November 20th 2019.

Please note, this is only valid for vouchers to be redeemed in 2021.

Gift vouchers can be purchased in the shop.

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A Great Experience At A Practical Workshop At Salgados

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I don’t currently advertise it as a service, however if asked, I will organise follow-up practical sessions for past attendees on my Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop. I will be launching this as a full service shortly though!

This morning I met Joy at Salgados at 8am for a morning session on Bird Photography and we had a great time.

I always find it strange to feel in awe of spotting a European Magpie, in the UK every other bird seems to be one, but in the Algarve they one seem to appear only in certain localities, Salgados is one of those. Almost immediately, one came down to land nearby.


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Pricing Structure Change To Private Group Workshops (Now Per Person)

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Just a quick update to let you know that there has been a slight change to the pricing structure of the Private Group Workshops.

Originally it was priced per group, however, it is now priced per person which makes it more affordable for smaller groups. The price per person is the same as the Open Workshops at €45 per person and is available to book for between 3 and 6 people. Of course, 1-to-1 and 1-to-2 are still available.

More details in the Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop Booking Page.

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How Lens Diaphragm Blades Control the Aperture (Video)

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I setup the Lightbox today to make a quick video on how the diaphragm blades control the amount of light allowed through to the sensor (or film) inside the camera. This is to be part of my Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop.

If you are interested, the video can be seen below and please subscribe to my YouTube Channel (if it doesn’t subscribe you automatically, click the SUBSCRIBE button on my Channel).

{Remember to watch in HD if possible}


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