Hints and tips home - Mike Martin Photography

This page is where I shall share some hints and tips on techniques I use in my creative photography. I shall also use this to ‘deconstruct’ some of my images, explaining how these were created. 

If you want to learn more, why not ask your camera club or group to book one of my talks?



Men in White Suits

Ever had the feeling that you "got something" only to find you've missed it? Here's one "failure" transformed into an exhibition accepted image.... read more 



Back to Black

You’ve got that perfect photo taken against a black backdrop. You fiddle and diddle with it until it looks perfect...…… then the projector is brighter than your screen and your finely honed masterpiece looks HORRIBLE.. read more


Back to Black - Part 2

In part one I outlined a simple process for ensuring black backgrounds are always black.

But what do you do if you don’t have a solid boundary between subject and background, for example if your subject has wispy hair? …… 
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