Beginners Photography Camera

Free Photography Resources

I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of websites that offer free resources for people wanting to improve their photography further. This list will grow over time. If you find any more resources to add, please get in touch to let me know and I can add them to the list.Read More

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Photographing Christmas

The tree is up, the mince pies are ready and little people are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Father Christmas. It’s a magical time of year, and you’ll want to make sure to capture some of your festive moments. Photographing Christmas can be a little tricky, there’s are a few tips and tricks below to help your photos sparkle.Read More

Close up of Christmas lights

4 Creative Christmas Photo Ideas

Are you looking for some creative Christmas Photo ideas to try out with your camera this year? I’ve pulled together some ideas for you to try out. Read More

50mm Canon Lens

Why Every Photographer Should Own a 50mm Lens

Why Every Photographer Needs a 50mm Lens

You’ve got a DSLR or mirrorless camera, and it probably came with a kit lens, something like a 18 – 55mm kit lens. The kit lens is great for learning how your camera works, however at some point you’ll probably want to invest in a higher-quality lens.  One of the most common questions asked on my beginners photography courses is ‘what lens should I buy next’? My answer is nearly always the ‘nifty fifty’, also known as a 50mm prime lens.Read More

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Bluebell Photography Tips

Bluebell season is fast approaching, and the first few flowers are beginning to show their colour. If you’re planning on heading out to take some photos in the bluebells this spring then read on for some bluebell photography tips. Read More

Beginners Photography Hemel

Finding Great Light In Your Home

For many of us, the main reason we learn to use a camera is to take photos of our kids. Often, we are taking photographs of them on our home. Yet many people find they are disappointed in the photographs they take in their home. Homes can be tricky places to take good photographs until we start using the light that we find there. Read on for some hints and tips on finding and using great light in your home.Read More


Next lens to buy after the kit lens

When you buy a camera, most entry level cameras are sold as part of a bundle with a kit lens. A kit lens is generally an all round lens that is great while you are getting to know your camera and what it is possible of it. The most common kit lens has a focal length of 18 – 55mm. This means it can shoot from fairly wide angle (at 18mm) to reasonably zoomed in (at 55mm) and everything in between. A common question on my beginners photography courses is what lens to buy next? Read More


Beginners Photography Course Hemel Hempstead

Are you looking for a beginners photography course Hemel Hempstead? Lots of people who attend the Little Duckling beginners photography course live in Hemel Hempstead, so here I provide some more information on what to expect. Read More

Photography Course Berkhamsted

3 Tips For Improving Your Selfies

1: Lighting Is Key

Good lighting can make or break a photo. As a general rule, the best light is found outdoors.Read More

Snow Photos Berkhamsted

5 Tips for Snow Day Photos

With more snow forecast to fall in Berkhamsted this week, it seems like a good time to share some tips for taking photos of children in the snow. Many of these tips apply whether you’ll be taking photos in the snow with your phone or your camera. Read More