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Photography Online

The Show for Photographers

Photography Online is a monthly photography show from the team at Mc2 Photography. Join us on the second and last Sunday of each month from our base on the Isle of Skye to get tips from the pros, gossip from the industry, review the latest gear, discover the best locations, and much more...

Check us out on YouTube or catch up below. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

We also produce a monthly Photography Online LIVE show for our supporters. Read more about this here.


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The Shows

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July 2022 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online, we continue our series on maximising depth of field by showing you everything you need to know about focus stacking - from capture to edit. We also expose some film which expired 50 years ago to see if it still works, plus we chat to pro dolphin photographer, Charlie Phillips, to hear his tips on photographing these magnificent and majestic animals. The good news is that you won't even need a boat!

July 2022 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

This special episode of Photography Online is all about lenses. We show you how to control flare when shooting into the light. We explain how to get the very best performance out of any lens. We look at the amazing control tilt-shift lenses offer, and we go back over 50 years to see how far lens technology has come.

June 2022 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

We bring you this episode of Photography Online from three different countries around the world. Ruth is in the heart of Spain, Nick is in Utah, and Marcus and Harry have been left behind in the Scottish Highlands - but that's no bad thing when it comes to photography. We'll be talking you through the process of how to get the best from a new location, asking if digital is better than film, and going in search of an ambitious photo of a steam train.

June 2022 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online, we pitch the 61mp Sony A7r IV against our current reigning King of Detail - the 50.6mp Canon 5Dsr, to see if can knock it off the throne. We also take a look at what your options are for Instant film photography, plus we explain the basics when it comes to video editing.

May 2022 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

On this episode we spend 24 hours capturing the character of the seaside town of Blackpool, we head into the mountains to explain how you can film short stories using the most basic of equipment and we explain the different reasons to shoot in JPEG or RAW.

May 2022 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

On this episode we compare the two Fuji medium-format offerings and see if the massive price difference translates to quality, we make our own cameras out of stuff we have lying around for Worldwide Pinhole Day and our star student wants to learn one last thing - how to become a top photography YouTuber! 

April 2022 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

We're on a bit of a film theme this time, as we bring you the show from the Ilford factory. We'll be seeing what's involved when it comes to making film and learning why it is having a big resurgence in popularity. We'll be asking and answering questions such as... Why shoot film in 2022? Is it cheaper than digital? And many more. 

 

April 2022 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online we reveal our favourite beach for photography, we look at how to set up your camera to achieve the best auto focus, and we look at some of the challenges when shooting video in low light conditions.

 

March 2022 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online, we head out on a miserable winter's day to shoot what is probably our most depressing photo ever, we continue our Video Academy series, explaining how to effectively film non-moving subjects, and we explain a few of the most useful camera menu functions when setting up your digital DSLR or mirrorless camera.

 

March 2022 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online, Marcus heads out to capture a local icon before it disappears from the landscape, we look at the new Kase Armour filter system and we get the whole team to edit the same image to check out their different processing styles.

 

February 2022 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online, we look at one of the most confusing focusing issues - the hyperfocal technique, to see when it can be useful and when it can lead you to make some serious mistakes. We also head out to a seaside town to do some photography and we continue our Video Academy series by looking at moving subjects.

 

February 2022 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online, we attempt to take photos in 60mph winds to see what difference tripod spikes make. We witness one of the world's most spectacular wildlife displays, look at various options to digitise your film, and we take a critical look at some of your photos.

 

January 2022  - The Show for Photographers

In this extended show we attempt one of our most ambitious shots which we've been working on for over two years, we look at the new Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro RF lens to see what that strange dial on it does, we show you how easy it is to shoot video using your existing equipment, we have a challenger to the Nikon D850 and Canon 5Dsr to see if it can beat them for detail, we showcase some of the waterfall shots sent in by viewers and we explain everything you need to know about memory cards.

 

December 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode, we set you the task of shooting your best ever waterfall photos and sending us the results for next month's show. We also take Marcus's disabled son Miles out to take his first landscape photos, we chat to the winner of Scotland's Photo of the Year and we answer some of your questions with a team Q&A. In addition to all of this, we also share some exciting news about a new monthly live show for 2022.

 

December 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode we tell you everything you need to know about shooting great seascapes, we review the lightweight and (relatively) affordable Canon 800mm f/11 lens and we join the judging process to select the final images for Scotland's Photo of the Year 2021.

 

November 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode we head to what feels like the edge of the world in pursuit of an elusive shot, we show you a couple of novel new tripods and we make some funky cyanotype prints with our homemade UV box...

 

November 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode we explain what infinity is, where it starts and why it will help you get your sharpest ever shots. We also take a look at how photographers kit themselves out when it comes to the clothing they wear, plus we take some indoor portraits in preparation to do some unusual printing with UV light.

 

October 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

We take a monster photo tour around Loch Ness to show you where the best locations are on the shores of the UK's largest body of water. We test the brand new instant film back for 4x5 large format cameras and we address some of your most popular questions and comments.

 

October 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

This episode comes to you from The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham where we get our hands on the new Canon R3 and share all the new innovations in the world of photography. We also explain what to look for when capturing autumn woodland landscapes, plus we go over the 10 camera skills you should consider for almost every photo you take. 

 

September 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this commercial-free show, we explain why shooting in Aperture Priority will prevent you from becoming a better photographer, we put some of your travel photos on our Surgery examination table, and we go wild camping to a remote location in search of a dramatic landscape shot.

 

September 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online the Nikon D850 takes on our reigning champion of full-frame cameras to see if it can steal the crown from the Canon 5Dsr. We also preview The Photography Show 2021 to see what's in store for Europe's biggest consumer show, we showcase some of your dereliction photos and we get the large format camera out and demonstrate how lens movements can help depth of field.

 

August 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online we show you how to use a tripod (properly!), we see what 3 different budgets can buy in used camera gear and compare the results, plus we tag along on a 1-to-1 photography workshop to see what goes on.

 

August 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this show we take you along on a commercial landscape shoot, we show you a few new filters on the market and we explain why you probably don't want to shoot at your smallest aperture.

 

July 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this commercial free episode of Photography Online we send one of the team members off to Ben Nevis, on a mission to get a shot which does it justice as Britain's highest mountain, we give you some tips on how to photograph seabirds, and we set up another Subject Project - where we show you how to shoot old things and then send your results in to our gallery. On top of all this, we also demonstrate how easy editing can be, with it only taking a few seconds per image.

 

July 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online we explain why different sensor sizes seem to influence focal length, we dispel the myth that smaller sensor sizes provide more depth of field, we spend an afternoon in the darkroom of a master printer, and we wild camp in search of getting a golden eagle shot. If that's not enough, we've got a £2,500 prize giveaway and some exciting news about Scotland's Photo of the Year.

 

June 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online we explain everything you need to know about lenses and bust one of photography's greatest ever myths. We also discuss the importance of taking family portraits, we look at three different styles of camera bag, we show you how to make a DIY mic for your camera and we look at why you might need a gimbal tripod head for your sport or wildlife photography. Once again we bring you the show from Armadale Castle and grounds on the Isle of Skye.

 

June 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In the first of our June 2021 episodes,  which we present from Armadale Castle, we share our top tips for taking great holiday or travel photos. We show you our tried and tested method for packing for travel photography. We also take some wildlife photos from the comfort of our own home and one of the team tries medium format film for the first time to see what all the fuss is about.

 

May 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online we compare the results of a shoot out between the Canon R5 and the Canon 5Dsr to see which one is king of detail, we do a 70-200mm lens comparison, we show you our top tips for focusing on moving subjects, we use a 4x5 large format camera for the first time and we launch Scotland's Photo of the Year 2021.

 

May 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this action packed commercial free episode of Photography Online we get you prepared for shooting in the mountains, we show you how to reduce weight in your camera bag, we showcase some of your silhouette photos in our gallery, one of the team shoots large format for the first time and we pitch a Mirrorless and DSLR head to head to see which one reigns supreme as King of Image Quality.

 

April 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this second of our panoramic specials we critique your pano images, we show you how to stitch together a series of photos to create a huge panoramic image, we look at how to apply the principles of panoramas to wildlife photography and we talk to Hasselblad to ask if they will ever release a Digital X-Pan.

 

April 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online we show you all the ways you can widen your horizons by shooting your own panoramic photos to frame on your wall. We tell you all you need to know about composition, technique, camera equipment and how to be creative when shooting in the letterbox format. This commercial-free episode features over 100 images from all over the world! Enjoy.

 

March 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

Epic mountain photography, wild camping and how to shoot great silhouettes are all on the menu. We also have an exciting announcement to reveal.

 

March 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this episode of Photography Online we field test the Leica SL2 camera on a fashion shoot, we look at how to photograph accessible birds in your local area, we critique your photos and we venture to an amazing landscape location on the Isle of Man. We also have a couple of exciting announcements.

 

February 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

Sunrise landscape shoot - where you can and can't save money in photography - your lone tree images - how to shoot the Aurora Borealis.

 

February 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

In this show, we look at how to shoot one of the most spectacular natural phenomena - the Aurora Borealis, or northern lights. We also tag along on a commercial property shoot to get some tips on how to get photos of your home with the wow factor. We critique your photos in the Photography Online Surgery and we show you some wildlife tips from the north of Scotland to Dartmoor National Park.

 

January 2021 Part 2 - The Show for Photographers

In this part 2 of our January show, we give you some tips on painting with light and show you how we edited the final photo, we compare some super telephoto lenses to find out which one is best and we tell you all you need to know about the latest drone regulations for 2021.

 

January 2021 Part 1 - The Show for Photographers

Our brand new show is here! Fresh for 2021, we now release two episodes of Photography Online per month. In this show, we look at how to shoot one of the icons of the landscape - the lone tree. We also tag along on a workshop to photograph golden eagles, plus we critique your photos and take a tour around the Isle of Skye to some easy-to-access roadside locations worth visiting with your camera.

 

December 2020 - The Show for Photographers

This month's Photography Online is a special anniversary show. We test the Canon R5 and Canon R6 cameras, we go behind the scenes at the judging process of Scotland's Photo of the Year, we give you Christmas gift ideas for the photographer who has everything, and we show you what goes into the making of Photography Online. If that's not enough, then we also look back at some of the photo highlights of 2020 and give away over £1,000 worth of amazing prizes!

 

November 2020 - The Show for Photographers

This month's Photography Online is a challenge special. Ruth lays down what must be one of the most ambitious tasks in the UK, to see if the experts can achieve what must be a first in photography. We also reveal the Isle of Skye’s best view, discuss how to manage your outdoor photography around the weather, plus we tag along on a couple of photo shoots for our 2021 calendar. We announce the winner of our £399 Mindshift bag, look at exporting images from Lightroom and reveal our brand new Essential Camera Skills manual.

 

October 2020 - The Show for Photographers

In this month's Photography Online we look at one of the most important aspects of taking great photos - planning your shots. We also reach our penultimate location in our countdown of the Top Ten Views on Skye, test the Fuji X-T4 camera, visit Lacock Photography school in Wiltshire, plus we look at exposure blending in Adobe Photoshop. If that’s not enough, we also have a Mindshift BackLight Elite 45L bag, worth £399 to give away.

 

September 2020 - The Show for Photographers

We bring you this month's Photography Online from one the UK's most desirable photo locations - the Outer Hebrides. We chat to a well known photographer about his project to document ghost houses on the Isle of Harris and Isle of Lewis, conclude our 4-part series on mastering exposure by looking at how to use a handheld light meter, continue our countdown of the Top Ten Views on the Isle of Skye, go back to basics for a lesson on aperture, critique some of your images and look at editing in the field.

 

August 2020 - The Show for Photographers

In this month's Photography Online we field test the Fuji GFX100, look at how to use a camera's histogram to master exposure, photograph an old vehicle to bring it back to life, climb one of the Isle of Skye's tallest mountains, and demonstrate medium format film photography for beginners.

July 2020 - The Show for Photographers

In this month's Photography Online we venture to the UK's most dramatic landscape, we continue our 4-part series on mastering exposure, test the Olympus EM1 III, look at how to get the best scans from medium format film, continue our countdown of the Top Ten Views of Skye, go back to basics for a lesson on focal length, and annouce the winner of our £400 Shimoda bag competition.

June 2020 - The Show for Photographers

In this month's Photography Online we follow a wedding and elopement photographer as she captures intimate moments while battling the Scottish weather, we start a 4-part series on mastering exposure with your camera, try home developing colour film, see what it takes to capture striking images of garden birds and much more. We also have a Shimoda camera backpack and insert worth over £400 to give away.

May 2020 - The Show for Photographers

In this month's Photography Online we take a serious look at depth of field (grab your pen and paper), do some wildlife photography with otters, show you how to clean your camera, take the Fuji GX617 for a walk along the beach, and we try an alternative way to take aerial photos without a drone (emphasis on the word "try"!). We also continue our countdown of the top ten views on the Isle of Skye and have two amazing giveaways - a pair of top-spec binoculars from Kite Optics worth £260 and a sensor cleaning kit from Visible Dust worth over £250.

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April 2020 - The Show for Photographers

In this month's Photography Online we go behind the scenes of the judging of a photo competition, follow a love affair between photographer and long awaited dream camera, learn handy focusing tips, continue our countdown of the best photography locations on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and test-run the new Canon 1DX III. We also announce the winner of our pro spec carbon fibre tripod worth £325.

March 2020 - The Show for Photographers

In this month's Photography Online we venture to Venice, one of the world's most photogenic cities, we discuss tripods, take a preview of UK's biggest photography consumer show, continue our countdown of the best photography locations on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and learn how to photograph traffic trails. We're also giving away a pro specification carbon fibre tripod worth £325!

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February 2020 - The Show for Photographers

In this month's Photography Online we venture to one of London's royal parks, attempt an outrageously ambitious photo, learn about one of the most important aspects of photography, continue our countdown of the best photography locations on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and review the world's only 10x telephoto zoom reaching 600mm. We also announce the winner of our £250 filters giveaway.

January 2020 - The Show for Photographers

In our January 2020 edition, we venture to the world’s most photogenic mountains, test a super high-resolution mirrorless camera, start our countdown of the top ten locations on the Isle of Skye, photograph one of the world’s most famous steam trains and look at how and when to use filters. We’re even giving away a filter kit worth £250!

December 2019 - Meet The Team

In this preview show, meet a few of our experts and go behind the scenes with some of the planning involved in the concept of Photography Online. Each episode will feature tutorials, gear reviews, location information and follow professional photographers as they go about their daily routine. We'll also be giving away some exciting prizes, so make sure you never miss a show by subscribing to this channel and clicking on the bell icon.