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27 Dec 2010
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The Flying Monk Blog is launched!

THE FLYING MONK BLOG IS LAUNCHED! Making use of the xmas holiday to create this brand new blog. It’ll take time to fill up the various sections and categories but I had to start somewhere! All the best to everyone for the coming year.  

26 Dec 2010

Long exposures during daylight hours

LONG EXPOSURES DURING DAYTIME Cloud and  water movement are transformed when using a neutral density filter, allowing you to take long exposure photographs in bright sunlight without the risk of blowing out the highlights. The technique takes a little effort but once you figure it out, you’ve added another useful photo technique to your skill set. As this category takes shape I’ll explain the theory, technique and practicalities of shooting dramatic long exposure photographs.  

26 Dec 2010

Portraits: strobist style with off-camera lighting

BANG! Low budget strobist techniques explored – flashguns, wireless triggers, shoot through umbrellas, softboxes etc. This shot used 2 x Yong-Nuo 560 flash guns. One at camera right, in front of subject into reflective umbrella, the other bare at camera left, 45° behind subject.

26 Dec 2010

Welcome to the Flying Monk Blog!

WELCOME TO THE BLOG! A forum to discuss night photography, light painting and other techniques used to create dramatic, eye-catching images in low light conditions. I’m also going to look at other styles of photography, including long exposure daylight shots, HDR, star trails and off-camera flash. In addition to the techniques and equipment used, I’ll also cover post processing and the whole process in going from camera to print. Stay tuned while I populate the various sections of the blog […]