Neil Jolly on Photography

  1. Planning Your Night Shoot

    Date 15 Mar 2019
    There are many factors to consider before heading out for a night of shooting. One of the chief considerations should be finding an area with dark sky if you’re looking for maximum star definition in that night sky. Fortunately there’s an app, or two, for that! I use an app called Light…

  2. Night Photography

    Date 02 Mar 2019
    Night photography presents a host of challenges that are not nonexistent during a daytime shoot. Most of the issues that we run across in a night shoot are due to the lack of light. All the fine points that we take for granted in a daytime shoot like focusing, composing…

  3. Black and White Processing

    Date 24 Feb 2019
    This week we’ll address converting, and processing, your black and white images. I use software from Phase 1 called Capture 1 to process all my images regardless of whether they are colour, or black and white. There are many programs out there that can be used to convert, and process…

  4. When is Black and White Right?

    Date 16 Feb 2019
    The earliest photographs I remember seeing were all black and white. For many photographers, in the film era, black and white was the simplest way to go as developing your film was much easier, with black and white, than with colour, film. Black and white has long been a favourite of mine…

  5. The Art of Composition Part II

    Date 09 Feb 2019
    One of my biggest inspirations was Ansel Adams. Ansel said many things about photography but one of his best in my opinion is the following quote: “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams. There’s no doubt about it if…