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Welcome to my new Web site. From time to time I will be posting my ramblings on photography. Anything you would like some advice on please let me know. Terence

Put the mobile phone away and use a Compact Camera for fantastic results!

October 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Ciffords Tower by Terence MichaelCiffords Tower by Terence Michael  You will have heard this before.... Why should I use a compact when I have a camera on my mobile? But as mobile phones and their camera's have improved so in turn have manufacturers of compacts upped their game.

This was taken at one of my favourite spots' Clifford's Tower in York, last Bonfire Night, hand held on a Sony RX100. I use the original RX100 which when it came out was described in some quarters as the best compact camera in the world. I am not claiming that for it but it is capable of taking some amazings pics and it is a true compact ie it will slip into a jacket or trouser pocket and with a 20m sensor and Zeiss lens what's not to like?  So this 5th November why not try a compact camera?  Terence

PS I will be posting some more pics as part of a series on compacts

My HDR Landscape Photography

August 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Try HDR! It stands for High Dynamic Range and with a bit of planning you can turn out some eye catching images. Below is an image of the River Ouse, York looking north from Skeldergate Bridge. I used my trusty Manfrotto tripod and took a series of bracketed exposures. I find the best time of day is the half light where dusk is starting to fall and there is already a high contrast range. I focussed a third of the way into the image on a high F stop with a low ISO to minimise noise. Processing the raw image in Lightoom really helps. It allows a series of images to be merged to give the final HDR image still in raw format which I then adjusted further. HDR images are really attractive and open up a whole new dimension in photography.

17774313988_0ce06863c9_kHDR Photography by Terence Michael

One Light Photography

August 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


Stephen had put in some serious Gym time and wanted some pics to show the results. I used a pocket wizard triggered strobe on one side to highlight muscle definition with a silver reflector on the other. I will post a few other images from this shoot. Couldn't resist the black and white. Photo-shopped for a mean and moody look. Terence 170717 Terence Michael Photos (94 of 185)-Edit170717 Terence Michael Photos (94 of 185)-Edit

Just added Phone Cases to my Product Line

July 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Great for Graduations and Schools. These are high quality cases suitable for Apple and Samsung. Simply click on the Buy button  under your photo and go to see all products



So Happy. Its Graduation Day!

July 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment