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A simple guide to shooting sport and action

A simple guide to shooting sport and action

  • 23 May 2017
  • sports, action

Sport can be a challenging subject but once you start shooting it you’ll realise that it’s seriously addictive. Here’s how to get started.

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How to Shoot Motorsports | Panning and Tracking

How to Shoot Motorsports | Panning and Tracking

  • 20 May 2017
  • technique, panning and tracking, motorsports photography

One of the fundamental techniques in motorsports photography is panning and tracking. In this short video Clifton Cameras' photographer and video production man Ben Wright explains how to capture motion blurr while keeping car and driver in focus.

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Image stabilisation explained, in-body and lens

Image stabilisation explained, in-body and lens

  • 19 May 2017
  • image stabilisation

Image stabilisation is designed to enable you to take sharp images at slower shutter speeds than normal. Here’s the lowdown.  

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Damien Lovegrove and Paul Sanders confirm attendance for Fujifilm GFX Experience Event

ANNOUNCEMENT: Damien Lovegrove and Paul Sanders confirm attendance for Fujifilm GFX Experience Event

  • 18 May 2017
  • medium format, events

Great news! Damien Lovegrove, one of Britain's most influential portrait photographers, and Paul Sanders, pro landscape photographer whose career has seen him work for The Manchester Evening News, Reuters and The Times, have confirmed their attendance for our Fujifilm GFX Event at Eastington Park!

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Travelling Norway with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Travelling Norway with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • 17 May 2017

This month Clifton Cameras employee Callum took the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II on a trip through the fjords of Norway. Here's how he and the Olympus coped with the Nordic weather and the unusual company...

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Sensor size explained

Sensor size explained

  • 11 May 2017
  • sensor size, medium format, full-frame, micro 4/3

Camera sensors come in a range of different sizes, with pros and cons to each. But how do you decide which is right for you?

 

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Kite, Leica, and Nikon 10x42 Binocular Review

Kite, Leica, and Nikon 10x42 Binocular Review

  • 10 May 2017
  • binoculars, binocular review, birding

This week long-time friend of Clifton and avid birder Gordon Hodgson presents us with a side-by-side comparison of Kite, Leica and Nikon bins all 10x in magnification with 42mm objectives. Read on for Gordon's pick of the bunch!

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How to shoot into the sun

How to shoot into the sun

  • 9 May 2017
  • technique

Contrary to popular belief - photographing the sun, as well as taking pictures with the sun as a compositional feature, is actually safer than you think.

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Fuji release beautiful video series to introduce new GF lenses for the GFX-50S

Fuji release beautiful video series to introduce new GF lenses for the GFX-50S

  • 23 Apr 2017
  • medium format

In February Fujifilm introduced the the GFX 50S, their medium format mirrorless camera, to wide acclaim. This week they made good on promises to release new lenses for the camera with a mid-range telephoto and a superwide angle lens, both arriving in June.

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Sony announces the A9, their ludicrously fast and most advanced full-frame yet

Sony announces the A9, their ludicrously fast and most advanced full-frame yet

  • 20 Apr 2017
  • Sony A9, mirrorless

Sony just announced its most advanced full-frame camera for pro photographers yet. The new A9 will pose a formidable challenge to Canon and Nikon. 

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Fujifilm Continuous Autofocus Custom Settings Explained

Fujifilm Continuous Autofocus Custom Settings Explained

  • 19 Apr 2017
  • autofocus, fujifilm

Fujifilm’s X-T2 and X-T20 have some clever customisation options that can help you get sharp photos of moving subjects: here’s how to use them.

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Why Compact Cameras are Still Relevant in 2017

Why Compact Cameras are Still Relevant in 2017

  • 13 Apr 2017
  • compact cameras

You may carry a mobile phone and own an SLR, but a compact camera still has plenty to offer.  lots of photographers still recognise the important role that these cameras perform – with many owning a high-end SLR or CSC as well as a compact. So what do these photographers know that you don’t?

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Getting closer to your subject: Macro lenses explained

Getting closer to your subject: Macro lenses explained

  • 8 Apr 2017
  • macro photography, macro lenses

Macro photography opens up a whole new world of subjects to explore – let’s take a look at the optics that can help you shoot them.

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Olympus Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite modes explained

Olympus Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite modes explained

  • 4 Apr 2017

Olympus Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite modes make long exposure photography easier than ever before – here’s what you need to know.

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An Essential Guide to Metering Systems

An Essential Guide to Metering Systems

  • 31 Mar 2017
  • how to, essential guide

All of photography ultimately boils down to light. The exposure of a photograph can make or break an image. Your camera’s metering system is the way it measures the amount of light entering the camera through the lens.

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How to Use Film Simulation and Picture Style Modes

How to Use Film Simulation and Picture Style Modes

  • 28 Mar 2017
  • how to, presets, film simulation, picture style

Film Simulation, Picture Style and Picture Control modes can help you get your photographs looking as you want them in-camera – and here’s how!

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First Impressions of the Medium Format Fujifilm GFX 50S

First Impressions of the Medium Format Fujifilm GFX 50S

  • 27 Mar 2017
  • medium format, product review

Since Photokina last year there has been a huge amount of excitement over several new camera technologies. Arguably the most exciting and revolutionary of these is the availability of medium format sensor technology in mirrorless cameras.

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Taking Better Sunrise and Sunset Photos

Taking Better Sunrise and Sunset Photos

  • 24 Mar 2017
  • guide, technique, sunrise, sunset, golden hour

Often referred to as the ‘golden hour’, the period following a sunrise or before a sunset is a magical time for photography, where the daylight becomes a redder, softer hue that casts incredible patterns across the sky. 

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Shooting modes explained

Shooting modes explained

  • 17 Mar 2017
  • shooting modes, auto, sports mode, macro, portrait, landscape, semi-manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual

When you look at the mode selection dial on your camera, the choices can seem overwhelming. What do you choose to ensure you capture the best picture? Even if you fully understand the exposure triangle and manual mode, there will be times that the other modes are more useful.

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A Guide to Long Exposures

A Guide to Long Exposures

  • 10 Mar 2017
  • long exposure, nd filter, light trails, landscapes, light paintings

From light trails on dark roads to smooth water in beautiful landscapes, longer exposures produce some of the most stunning images of all. By lowering shutter speed, a photographer can capture photographs that are more art than photo. However, with a slower shutter speed comes a range of technical problems that you’ll have to deal with in order to capture better shots.

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How to use spot metering

How to use spot metering

  • 7 Mar 2017
  • spot metering, technique, multi-segment, multi-zone, metering

When used correctly and at the right time, spot metering can help you get perfect exposures, but get it wrong and things can go badly awry. We explain what you need to know.

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Olympus PEN-F Review: A Future Classic

Olympus PEN-F Review: A Future Classic

  • 3 Mar 2017
  • Olympus, PEN-F, compact systems camera, mirrorless, product review

We finally found the time to give the Olympus PEN-F a thorough once over, here’s what we thought! 

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8 Tips for Capturing Spring

8 Tips for Capturing Spring

  • 2 Mar 2017
  • spring photography, spring, flowers

Make the most of all the fresh new growth and spring colours with our 9 helpful tips.

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Tripod Heads Explained

Tripod Heads Explained

  • 24 Feb 2017
  • tripod heads, ball-head, gimbal head, three-way head, pan and tilt, video head

Don’t know your three-way from your gimbal or confused by ball-heads? Don’t worry, here’s what you need to know to pick the right tripod head.

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Why you need a Monopod

Why you need a Monopod

  • 21 Feb 2017
  • monopod

Monopods are sometimes seen as an inferior alternative to a tripod, but they are very useful tools in their own right. Don’t believe us? Read on…

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Choosing a Camera Bag

Choosing a Camera Bag

  • 17 Feb 2017
  • camera bag, backpack, sling, shoulder bag

Choosing the right camera bag is an important step and there are lots of great options to choose from. Here’s a little advice about how to choose and what features to look out for.

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Stay connected using Nikon SnapBridge

Stay connected using Nikon SnapBridge

  • 10 Feb 2017
  • Nikon, connectivity, wi-fi, bluetooth

A camera with Wi-Fi connectivity lets you share images quickly, but Nikon’s SnapBridge technology makes it even simpler – here’s why.

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Autofocus Modes Explained

Autofocus Modes Explained

  • 7 Feb 2017
  • tutorial, guide, AF, MF

Understanding your camera’s autofocus system and the various modes available will help you get sharp images. We explain what you need to know.

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Everything you need to know about Prime Lenses

Everything you need to know about Prime Lenses

  • 3 Feb 2017
  • prime lens, fixed focal length

While there are many types of lens in the world of photography, the ‘prime’ or fixed focal length is arguably the first addition to your kit you’ll make as a beginner – and if you’re experienced you’ll almost always have a good prime with you.

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Painting with Light

Painting with Light

  • 31 Jan 2017
  • technique, painting with light, long exposure

Winter’s long nights make it the perfect season for painting with light – and digital cameras make it easy enough that anyone can try out this fun technique.

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White Balance Explained

White Balance Explained

  • 27 Jan 2017
  • technique, white balance

Your camera’s auto white balance setting has its uses, but there comes a time when you need to move on. We explain all you need to know about this colourful camera setting.

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Neutral Density Filter Explained

Neutral Density Filter Explained

  • 24 Jan 2017
  • ND filter, technique, long exposure

 Neutral density filters are incredibly useful accessories that can transform landscape and seascape images in a way that can’t be replicated in Photoshop. We explain all you need to know about these camera bag essentials.

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Essential editing techniques for winter photography

Essential editing techniques for winter photography

  • 19 Jan 2017
  • editing techniques

With the low-light on offer during winter, every level of photographer has to compensate for their shots with either manual exposure, a tripod or, most importantly, with post-picture editing.

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New Leica M10 - Launch Day at Wetzlar Germany

New Leica M10 - Launch Day at Wetzlar Germany

  • 18 Jan 2017
  • Leica

There are some things that are a given with any new Leica M, it will be beautiful, you will want one and, if you are lucky enough to own one, you will love it! 

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On the trail with the Nikon P900

On the trail with the Nikon P900

  • 13 Jan 2017
  • Nikon P900

This week in the Gordon Hodgson Journal, Gordon takes the new Nikon Coolpix P900 bridge camera out for a spin and demonstrates the impressive detail capturable with the 83x optical zoom lens. If you’re a keen photographer of wildlife or the night sky this camera lets you capture details not visible to the naked eye.

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5 tips for photographing frost and snow

5 tips for photographing frost and snow

  • 6 Jan 2017
  • technique, winter photography, frost, snow, landscape, outdoors

Oh the weather outside is frightful… As cold and unwelcoming as winter weather can be, it can also be very photogenic so we’ve put together five tips to help you get the best from it.

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An Introduction to Motorised Gimbals

An Introduction to Motorised Gimbals

  • 16 Dec 2016
  • Motorised Gimbals

An electronic or motorised gimbal enables you to get super-smooth video footage – even when you’re on the move

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Fuji GFX 50S

Fuji GFX 50S

  • 9 Dec 2016
  • medium format, fujifilm, x-series, mirrorless,

Fuji’s GFX 50S is one of the most exciting photographic announcements of 2016 and it’s expected to go on sale in early 2017 – so before the year turns, let’s take a look at what all the fuss is about.

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Essential Guide to Memory Cards

Essential Guide to Memory Cards

  • 8 Dec 2016
  • Memory cards, Digital cameras, SD Cards, SDHC, SDXC,Micro SD, CompactFlash, CF

One of the aspects most photographers fail to consider is the memory card that goes into a device. Far from a simple piece of storage media, the SD card you choose can actually affect the outcome of your photography. Here’s our detailed explanation to the varying types on offer.

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Using Polarising Filters

Using Polarising Filters

  • 5 Dec 2016
  • UV Filters, Lens Filters, Polarised filters

Polarising filters are as useful with digital cameras as they are with film photography — and while they are easy to use, it’s not just a case of screwing one onto the end of your lens and hoping for the best.

 

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Memory Card Speeds Explained

Memory Card Speeds Explained

  • 29 Nov 2016

There’s more to selecting a memory card than just picking one that fits your camera – speed plays an important part too

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Using fast shutter speeds with flash

Using fast shutter speeds with flash

  • 22 Nov 2016
  • Flash Photography tips, quick shutter speeds, freezing action

Elinchrom’s Hi-Sync (HS) lighting system allows you to use flash at fast shutter speeds, making it perfect for shooting with wide apertures and darkening bright backgrounds.

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Mastering the Flash

Mastering the Flash

  • 15 Nov 2016
  • flash photography, technique, flashguns, fill-in flash, exposure compensation, diffuser

The flash is a tool that can be manipulated and mastered to create a huge range of different outcomes, let us show you how. 

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Something Just Happened to Fly By

Something Just Happened to Fly By

  • 14 Nov 2016
  • Drones

Today we got to see an item that captured our attention AND our imagination. Thanks to our rep for DJI we got our hands on the incredible DJI Mavic. I must apologise to anyone that phoned, between 10 and 11 on Thursday morning as the Mavic brought productivity to a complete standstill, we were in awe...

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Perfect Winter Sunsets

Perfect Winter Sunsets

  • 9 Nov 2016
  • winter, photography, technique, sunsets, landscape

Sunset may come early in the winter time, but it can also be spectacular and well worth photographing if you know how to make the best of all that colour in the sky.

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Bokeh Perfection

Bokeh Perfection

  • 4 Nov 2016
  • bokeh, blur, focus

Most photographers pay attention to the focus point of their images, but the out of focus areas can be just as important in creative photography.

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Autumn Landscapes: 5 tips for shooting autumn colour

Autumn Landscapes: 5 tips for shooting autumn colour

  • 28 Oct 2016
  • autumn, leaves, technique, landscape photography, landscape, fall

Look no further if you’re wondering how to make the most of the fabulous colour on show during autumn: our five tips will put you on the right path.

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Illustrated Guide to Composition

Illustrated Guide to Composition

  • 24 Oct 2016
  • technique, composition, rule of thirds

Once you’ve mastered your camera’s exposure settings and started taking better photographs, you might think you’ve learned everything there is to know about photography. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as one of the most important aspects of any good photo is the composition.

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Halloween photography: cast our spell on your photography for truly spooky images

Halloween photography: cast our spell on your photography for truly spooky images

  • 21 Oct 2016
  • halloween, technique

For the fearless, Halloween produces some great photographic opportunities – but make sure you carry a wooden stake and a few cloves of garlic to keep the vampires at bay…

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What to look for in a tripod

What to look for in a tripod

  • 7 Oct 2016
  • tripods, gear, kit, technique, essentials

There are lots of tripods available, but some are better than others at keeping your camera still – and a few have extra tricks up their sleeves. Here are a few tips to help you find one that suit your needs.

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The fundamental rules of photography

The fundamental rules of photography

  • 5 Oct 2016
  • exposure, shutter speed, iso, aperture

Whether you’re making the step up from a smartphone, or simply want to get to grips with your camera, then one of the fundamental rules of photography is to master the exposure triangle.

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The basics of black and white photography

The basics of black and white photography

  • 4 Oct 2016
  • monochrome, black and white, b & w

There are black and white photographic opportunities everywhere all year round: read on to find out how to get started

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Gordon Hodgson - White Stork

Gordon Hodgson - White Stork

  • 28 Sep 2016
  • Bird Watching

At 16:46 on 16 June @slimbridgewild tweeted that a White Stork was circling the Rushy Pen at nearby Slimbridge WWT, this was an opportunity not to be missed!

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

  • 26 Sep 2016
  • Technique, Essentials

In the UK you’re rarely more than a couple of hours drive from the coast and it’s a constant source of inspiration for photographers – so let’s take a look at how to make the most of it.

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Instant Print - Why are we still hooked?

Instant Print - Why are we still hooked?

  • 22 Sep 2016
  • Essentials, Instant Cameras

Instant prints still have a place in our hearts and in photography.

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Gordon Hodgson - Osprey

Gordon Hodgson - Osprey

  • 21 Sep 2016
  • Bird Watching

I spend much of my working life at home which isn’t without its challenges; however one real advantage is that on good days it’s great to be able to nip outside for a break with a cup of tea – and my favourite Swarovski’s to see what’s flying over.

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Gordon Hodgson - Wagtails

Gordon Hodgson - Wagtails

  • 15 Sep 2016
  • Bird Watching

Early in April this year my much visited Saul Warth patch hosted an impressive selection of Wagtails. the evening of 7 April was clear and calm and the light was super for some decent images.

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Meet the Pentax 645Z

Meet the Pentax 645Z

  • 14 Sep 2016
  • Pentax 645Z

Shooting with a medium format camera doesn’t have to mean staying in the studio: this camera is built to tackle all sorts of subjects both in and outdoors.

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Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M-D (Typ 262)

  • 9 Sep 2016
  • Rangefinder, Leica M-D

With all the advancements that have been made in digital camera technology the Leica M-D may seem like an oddity, but it’s been designed to allow you to focus on the essentials of photography and take more creative images...

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Finding Focus with Night Photography

Finding Focus with Night Photography

  • 6 Sep 2016
  • Technique, Night Photography

When you’re shooting at night, the low level of light limits the performance of your camera. This tends to result in blur, which makes photos anything from inferior to unusable...

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Introduction to Macro Photography

Introduction to Macro Photography

  • 2 Sep 2016
  • Technique, Macro

Some zoom lenses have the word ‘Macro’ in their name, but invariably they aren’t true macro lenses, they just allow you to focus a bit closer than usual for that type of lens... 

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The Pros & Cons of Live View in Photography

The Pros & Cons of Live View in Photography

  • 31 Aug 2016
  • Essential Guide

In the world of photography, not all objects are created equal. Some cameras come stacked with an extensive list of kit, while others strip back to increase portability and decrease cost...

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360 degrees on 360 degree cameras

360 degrees on 360 degree cameras

  • 23 Aug 2016
  • 360, 360fly, 360 degree cameras, Ricoh Theta S

360 degree cameras promise to revolutionise photography and video… but what are they?

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Street Photography

Street Photography

  • 11 Aug 2016
  • Street, Technique, Photography

Street photography is one of the easiest genres to get into – all you basically need is a working camera – but it’s also one of the hardest to be good at. There’s a world of difference between the great street photographers and the majority of the work being served up online, yet this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a go yourself....

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Gordon Hodgson - Fair Isle May 2016

Gordon Hodgson - Fair Isle May 2016

  • 4 Aug 2016
  • Bird Watching, Tripod, Scopes

Nestled between mainland Shetland and Orkney Fair Isle in late May can be a great place for birds, so it was that I found myself on the isle of dreams once more this year.....

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Photographing Dogs and Cats

Photographing Dogs and Cats

  • 28 Jul 2016
  • Technique, Portrait

We all love a good pet photo, but taking them is not so easy. Here are a few tips to increase the odds in your favour

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A Essential Guide to Understanding Depth of Field

A Essential Guide to Understanding Depth of Field

  • 14 Jul 2016
  • Depth of Field, Essential Guide

Depth of Field (or DoF for short) is an aspect of photography that everyone should understand in order to get the most out of each photo they take....

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A Guide to Low-Light Metering

A Guide to Low-Light Metering

  • 5 Jul 2016
  • Essential Guide

Capturing worth while photos in low-light conditions can be a challenge, simply because of the definition of photography......

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D-SLR or Video Camera - How to Choose

D-SLR or Video Camera - How to Choose

  • 28 Jun 2016
  • Buying Guide

While it may have been quickly overshadowed by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Nikon D90 was the first DSLR to offer the ability to record HD video, and with it came a whole new video revolution, that saw a huge flood of people begin to shoot take an interest in video capture. But are you better off with a DSLR or a Video Camcorder?....

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Photography - why we do it

Photography - why we do it

  • 24 Jun 2016
  • Essential Guide

We explore the appeal that makes us as photographers continue to want take photos.

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Sigma MC-11 converter....a match made in heaven?

Sigma MC-11 converter....a match made in heaven?

  • 21 Jun 2016
  • Buying Guide

More than just a simple adapter, the MC-11 from Sigma promises to be a must-have piece of kit for Sony photographers....

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A Guide to Hyperfocal Distance

A Guide to Hyperfocal Distance

  • 17 Jun 2016
  • Essential Guide

This guide will help you to understand what hyperfocal distance is, how to set up your camera to achieve exceptionally sharp images and the kit that can assist with the whole process.....

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The Best CSC's of 2016

The Best CSC's of 2016

  • 15 Jun 2016
  • Compact System Cameras

We pick some of our favourite mirrorless cameras and explain what makes them so great...

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10 things to consider when buying a drone

10 things to consider when buying a drone

  • 9 Jun 2016
  • Buying Guide

Drones have become increasingly popular in the last few years for the unique footage they can capture, but you need to know what you can and can’t do with them...

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Shooting better family portraits

Shooting better family portraits

  • 3 Jun 2016
  • Technique

Family photos are things to be treasured and should be timeless. Discover how to take better family portraits with the latest Clifton Cameras guide...

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4K Video for Still Photography

4K Video for Still Photography

  • 1 Jun 2016
  • Technique, 4K

Use 4K video capture to your advantage to shoot stills that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.....

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The ultimate kit for.... wedding photography

The ultimate kit for.... wedding photography

  • 25 May 2016
  • Buying Guide,

If you’re going to be shooting a wedding, here’s the essential kit you’ll need to get started.......

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Manual Mode & The Exposure Triangle

Manual Mode & The Exposure Triangle

  • 23 May 2016
  • Manual, Exposure

An explanation of the exposure triangle in order to master manual mode photography. Get out of auto settings and take better shots.....

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My Icelandic Adventure

My Icelandic Adventure

  • 16 May 2016
  • Tripod, Nikon,

Iceland is known by photographers as the home to some of the most amazing natural phenomenon that are on planet Earth such as the northern lights, the many species of whale that can be seen and the beautiful landscape....

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Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Gear Acquisition Syndrome

  • 11 May 2016
  • Buying Guide,

There’s no question that when a new piece of camera equipment is announced, be it a camera or lens, many of us think that said new item will transform our photography....

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Essential Guide on how to use manual focus

Essential Guide on how to use manual focus

  • 4 May 2016
  • Manual, Technique

Sometimes autofocus just isn’t up to scratch. Learn how to free yourself of AF and take better shots with our guide to using manual focus....

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How to....Edit Images

How to....Edit Images

  • 28 Apr 2016
  • Image Editing, Technique

Do your photos justice and edit them to make them the best they can be......

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Essential guide to low light photography

Essential guide to low light photography

  • 26 Apr 2016
  • Technique

Getting good results from low light photography can be difficult. Read the Clifton Cameras guide to mastering shooting in different light conditions....

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Essential guide to camera lenses

Essential guide to camera lenses

  • 22 Apr 2016
  • Buying Guide, Lenses

Don’t know your macro from your telephoto, or your prime from your zoom lens? Read the latest Clifton Cameras essential guide to camera lenses.

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Essential guide to tripods

Essential guide to tripods

  • 19 Apr 2016
  • Tripod, Buying Guide

For some shots it will be impossible to hold your camera steady and still get a sharp photo, which is where tripods come in. Here's what you need to know....

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How to shoot...Spring flowers

How to shoot...Spring flowers

  • 11 Apr 2016
  • Technique, Macro, Landscape

With the grey of winter making way for the new growth of spring and along with it a burst of colour across the landscape, it’s easy to see why these months are favourites amongst photographers.....

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First Look at the New Pentax K-1

First Look at the New Pentax K-1

  • 17 Feb 2016
  • Pentax, Reviews

The long wait for Pentax to join the full frame D-SLR category has been a talking point for many rumour sites and Pentax users, for years.  From the Asahiflex 1 , the first SLR manufactured in Japan. Pentax has been an innovator in camera technology....

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24 Hours with OM-D E-M10 II

24 Hours with OM-D E-M10 II

  • 2 Nov 2015
  • Olympus, Reviews

Olympus continues to take inspiration from its mythological roots. The Japanese company was initially named after Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and also the setting of myths of old.....

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North America's Great Divide

North America's Great Divide

  • 10 Feb 2015
  • Motorsport, Canon, Pentax 645Z

There's been a lot of talk about megapixels of late, especially with Canon's announcement of the almost unbelievable EOS 5Ds and 5DsR.  Whereas more pixels should - in theory - mean greater image quality, I must confess to being happy for the most part with the 18 megapixels of my trusty EOS 1DXes......

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems

  • 26 Aug 2014
  • Canon, Pentax 645Z

Although I'm primarily an automotive photographer, earlier this year I was lucky enough to be commissioned by BAE Systems to produce some new photography of various areas of their business.  This includes the build and maintenance of some big bits of kit: Eurofighter Typhoon .....

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Discovery Sport

Discovery Sport

  • 16 Jul 2014
  • Motorsport, Canon,

For the past few months I've been working on something that I've not been able to write about.  With trips to Sweden, Germany and Italy, it's been frustrating not being able to  to share some of the photography with you......

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Bentley Motors

Bentley Motors

  • 25 Jun 2014
  • Motorsport

A real varied month this month, mostly working for the sport/luxury brand Bentley Motors.  We started off in Silverstone for the UK round of the Blancpain GT3 Endurance series, where Bentley are competing with two Continental GT3 race cars.....

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Sue Flood - South Luangwa Valley

Sue Flood - South Luangwa Valley

  • 12 Jun 2014
  • Wildlife, Canon,

In May I headed back to one of my favourite wildlife locations, the South Luangwa Valley in Zambia, to guide a photo trip for Steppes Travel at The Bushcamp Company’s Mfuwe Lodge. It was a great group of 8 photographers and we had some incredible wildlife encounters....

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Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

  • 15 May 2014
  • Motorsport, Canon,

The weather.  We British love talking about it, but if you're a photographer who works outdoors most of the time, it's pretty important.  Frankly, a good weather day or a bad weather day can make or break a shoot.....

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Sue Flood - Portrait

Sue Flood - Portrait

  • 3 May 2014
  • Portrait, Canon

This April, I spent a wonderful week in the Oxfordshire countryside, photographing for a very exciting private commission on a beautiful estate, which is under wraps for now. I had my first experience with the Canon MPE65 macro lens.....

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Spring 2014 Racetrack Shoot

Spring 2014 Racetrack Shoot

  • 11 Apr 2014
  • Motorsport, Canon,

With car photography there's always the requirement to shoot vehicles on the move, and this month we'll take a look at shooting the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé on the racetrack and the Land Rover Defender Challenge vehicle on a rally stage......

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Sue Flood - Competitions

Sue Flood - Competitions

  • 10 Apr 2014
  • Competitions

Around March, I start feeling guilty as many of the big photo competitions are getting ready to close and I start thinking that i should enter them!  And despite my best efforts and intentions it always seems like the 11th hour as I get round to filling in online entries.....

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Sue Flood - The Amazon

Sue Flood - The Amazon

  • 10 Mar 2014
  • Wildlife, Canon,

I was looking back through my images from February two years ago when I went to the Amazon on board the luxury yacht SeaDream II. It was a wonderful voyage and a wonderful vessel....

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Sue Flood - South Georgia

Sue Flood - South Georgia

  • 30 Jan 2014
  • Wildlife, Canon,

In early January I spent time reviewing some more of my images from my six week trip on board "Ocean Diamond”  to South Georgia, the Falklands and the Antarctic, where I was the Photographer in Residence with Quark Expeditions.....

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Sue Flood - Antartic

Sue Flood - Antartic

  • 9 Jan 2014

I've been travelling to the polar regions for many years now and never get bored!  The Antarctic is one of the most spectacular places on the planet - a photographer's dream.....

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Jaguar F-Type Coupe Launch

Jaguar F-Type Coupe Launch

  • 10 Dec 2013
  • Motorsport, Canon,

There are so many elements to being an 'automotive photographer'; from on-racetrack action to in-studio statics, executive portraits of the board of directors to still lifes of car accessories, this job is nothing if not varied.......

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Sue Flood - Argentina

Sue Flood - Argentina

  • 3 Dec 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon,

I'm writing this from Ushuaia, Argentina, after a wonderful 18 day trip with Quark Expeditions on board the Ocean Diamond. 

Our brilliant expedition leaders Woody and Annie, along with Captain Oleg....

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11,000 Miles to Mumbai

11,000 Miles to Mumbai

  • 5 Nov 2013
  • Motorsport, Canon, Pentax 645Z

So after 53 days and just over 11,000 miles we made it to Mumbai.  The seven vehicles we had with us (three Range Rover Hybrid prototypes) and four Land Rover Discovery 4 support vehicles arrived unscathed - it had been quite a trip! ....

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Sue Flood - Botswana

Sue Flood - Botswana

  • 1 Nov 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon,

In late October, I travelled to one of my favourite places on the planet - the wonderful Abu Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana (www.abucamp.com) with my dear friends Harry and Judith, for a fabulous elephant back safari......

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Range Rover Hybrid Silk Trail

Range Rover Hybrid Silk Trail

  • 9 Oct 2013
  • Motorsport, Canon, Pentax 645Z

"I'm writing this from Kathmandu, about to start the final two weeks of the seven week Range Rover Hybrid Silk Trail expedition.  We started at the Land Rover factory in Solihull at the end of August and since then our convoy of three Range Rover Hybrids and four support Discovery 4s...

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Nick Dimbleby General Portfolio

Nick Dimbleby General Portfolio

  • 1 Sep 2013

A collection of Nick's images and the gear he uses in his photography.

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Sue Flood - Rwanda

Sue Flood - Rwanda

  • 23 Aug 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon

In late July I had a wonderful trip with Steppes Travel, guiding two private guests from Chicago on a trip to photograph mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Although I'd photographed mountain gorillas before....

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Introducing Nick Dimbleby

Introducing Nick Dimbleby

  • 1 Aug 2013

Nick Dimbleby is a Northamptonshire-based freelance photographer working for the automotive industry, mainly for the UK-based brands Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and Aston Martin.

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Sue Flood - Zambia Wildlife

Sue Flood - Zambia Wildlife

  • 23 Jul 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon

I'm just home after an action-packed few weeks in Zambia, where I was staying at the wonderful Mfuwe lodge owned by The Bushcamp Company. I've been going there for a number of years as it's fabulous for both wildlife and great, friendly service.....

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Sue Flood - Fair Isle

Sue Flood - Fair Isle

  • 10 Jun 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon

I have just returned from a fabulous month working as part of the expedition team on board Silversea's lovely expedition ship "Silver Explorer". This took me to a few new places, and some ones I'd been fortunate to visit before....

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Sue Flood - Chester Zoo

Sue Flood - Chester Zoo

  • 30 May 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon,

Although I'm very fortunate to be able to travel the world as part of my job as a professional wildlife and travel photographer, it's not always necessary to travel a long way to have the opportunity to photograph wildlife.....

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Sue Flood - Zambia

Sue Flood - Zambia

  • 21 Apr 2013
  • Wildlife, Canon

I've recently returned from a month-long shoot to Africa - and had some wonderful wildlife opportunities whilst staying at The Bushcamp Company's Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa Valley, Zambia. I've had several trips to Mfuwe Lodge over the last few years and love it.....

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Introducing Sue Flood

Introducing Sue Flood

  • 3 Mar 2013

Sue Flood is a professional and award-winning wildlife and travel photographer.  Sue has been working in the Polar regions since 1998, although her work increasingly takes her to warmer climes to thaw out......

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