I will be periodically adding simple lessons to build up some basic helpful information for photographers who are learning (as I am). I hope they will be useful. Feel free to use anything that’s useful as long as it’s on a non commercial basis.

Before you get your next camera:

Choosing a camera

Basic Lessons for compact users:

Compact cameras, Focus tips

Compact Camera, Exposure tips

Compact Camera, Exposure tips 2


Composition 1: Have a clear subject

Composition 2: Avoid subject distractions

Composition 3: Rule of Thirds


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  • tim

    Hi Matthew,

    loving your work, you have a great talent at capturing the personality. be great to make it out at some stage.

    take care


  • Hi Matthew, loving your new blog. Was thinking of you for the first Friday of the month at the Inn for music night. Give me a buzz if you fancy it. Just a few locals having a strum.