Automatic flash exposure systems make using flash easier than ever before, but there are some problems that crop-up on a regular basis. In the latest article in her series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make,, Digital Camera World’s head of testing Angela Nicholson explains some of the classic flash photography mistakes and offers some of her best flash photography tips for avoiding them.  Read the full posting <here>

Suggested by Cliff Harvey 18th August 2015


This is just one of many, perhaps tens of thousands!, of websites about photography, and will give any keen photographer literally hours of pleasure as they search through the stories and images behind the stories.  The accompanying photo was captured by Kaspars Ciematnieks who took advantage of a sleepless night to shoot the sunrise in Broadley Common, England.  He shot this scene with a Nikon D600 and a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens at 1/6 sec, f/11 and ISO 100…  Experience this specific site <here>

Suggested by Cliff Harvey 18th August 2015

Another Winner from Digital Camera World Magazine…!

This is one magazine that I’ve relied on for several years for ideas and tips about how to get better at photography.  And recently on the web was a list of 77 photographic techniques that you may have thought of and tried, or maybe not…!  The posting covers portraits, landscapes, close-ups and street photography, and is well worth perusing through for some pointers…!  Read the entire posting <here>

Suggested by Cliff Harvey 17th August 2015

Inspire: Weekend Landscape Shoot

How to Make the Most of a Weekend Landscape Shoot

Amateur Photographer is one of my ‘must read’ publications each week.  Lots of helpful tips, insightful reviews of kit, and certainly some interesting articles.  This week’s edition was no different, so I call your attention to a list of very valuable hints about how to have a superb weekend landscape shoot.

Suggested by Cliff Harvey 11th August 2015


Thoughts, from the Eric Kim Street Photography Blog…!

Suggested by Cliff Harvey:
I’m not into the Zen or Taoism philosophies at all, but when I happened onto this specific post by eminent street photographer Eric Kim, I thought it had some great ideas and thoughts that might be taken on board to make us all better photographers.  See if you agree with me…!

You can see his full posting from October 7, 2014 titled “15 (More) Lessons Taoism Has Taught Me About Street Photography” <<here>

New Information for all you AVers…!

Hi All!  Good news!  We’ve booked the Renhold Village Hall for the entire 2015/16 season, from September through to May.  Times, as with previous meetings, are the third Wednesday of each month, 19:30 to 21:30.  View the programme for the actual dates.

Do you require further images for your Bedford Park AV?  If so, this coming weekend the park is hosting three music events; see http://www.lphconcerts.co.uk/

The forthcoming Royal Photographic Society (RPS) National AV Festival will be soon upon us.  So far, three of us have put our names down to go on the Saturday 5th September.  For further information about this festival, see http://www.rps.org/events/2015/september/04/2015-national-audio-visual-championship.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you’re interested in going.


Tony & John