Mastering Depth of Field - Part 2 of 3

Depth of field Isle of skye

Welcome to Part 2 of my depth of field tutorial. In Part 1 we looked at circles of confusion and how the size of the aperture influences these. We also learnt that essentially there really isn’t such a thing as depth of field, as only objects on a single plane can ever be truly sharp. Depth of field is really just an individual perception which changes depending on the enlargement of the image and the distance it is viewed from - something no depth of field chart or app will ever take into account.

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Lighting up the landscape

Astro photography Delicate Arch 

What could be better than capturing a photo with a trillion stars above one of our own planet’s epic landscapes? Astro photography can be a tricky genre to tackle, not least because it involves getting up in the middle of the night. Having just returned from one of the best astro photography locations in the world, I thought I would share a few tips and techniques for anyone wanting to give it a go.

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Love is in the Air

Eagle Photography Workshop 4

By Harry Martin

High winds and heavy rain; the tail end of Storm Doris. Not the ideal weather forecast you want to see when you’re planning an eagle photography workshop. A glimmer of hope started to present itself however, and with some enthusiastic customers in the form of Paul & Mike, we agreed it was worthy of our effort to get out onto one of Skye’s beautiful ridge lines in search of Scotland’s most iconic bird of prey - the golden eagle. 

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Tripods at Dawn

Photographers etiquette

You don’t need me to tell you how popular skye is with photographers. It draws people from all over the world, and is on the bucket list of many more. It’s easy to understand why, with the likes of the Quiraing, Storr, Neist Point, and the many other iconic locations there are on the island.

There are ‘photography hotspots’ where every dawn and dusk a gaggle of photographers will be swarming around, all eager to snap the view they have often come so far to see. The tree at the Quiraing, ‘Photographer’s Mound’ at Storr, the southern end of Loch Fada, the old bridge at Sligachan, and the cliff top at Neist Point are all good examples of such hotspots.

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