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

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

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

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

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

Eight tips for better fireworks photos with your phone

Heading out to the fireworks and hoping to capture some great photos of the action? Here are our top tips to help you photography fireworks. Read More

How to Photograph Berkhamsted Fireworks With Your Camera

Are you planning to photograph the Berkhamsted fireworks this bonfire night? Want to know how to set your camera up to get great photos of the fireworks? Read More

The Little Duckling Guide To Choosing a Camera. Part Two: The Other Stuff

Part One in this series of blogs on how to choose your new camera looked at whether a DSLR, a point and shoot or a mirrorless camera is for you. Now you’ve got that bit sorted, this second part goes on to consider some of the features you might want to think about when deciding which model to go for. Read More