Category Archives: Tutorials

Star Trail Photography

Hi guys, thanks for checking out another one of my tutorials here at Urbanpixels.

This time i want to talk about star trail photography and how you can start making some pretty unique images. Continue reading

How to install Pripyat maps for iPhone

iphone5sI get around quite a bit with my photography and urban exploration, the last few years i’ve visited the abandoned city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine where in 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded.

My first 2 trips to the zone where fantastic, but i only had paper maps, so for my 3rd trip i decided to make some digital maps which could be viewed on my iPhone, with the help of Galileo offline maps which is an excellent program for the job and doesn’t need a data connection!

Quite a lot of people are visiting the zone these days so i decided to put together this little guide so you can also have these excellent maps on your phone so your visit doesn’t turn into a snippet from Chernobyl Diaries. Continue reading

Understanding your camera

For the first of many tutorials on Urbanpixels i’d like to start from the beginning  for first time users the Mode dial on your camera may be a source of great confusion. Continue reading

Aperture and Depth of Field

Aperture is a word which is used a lot within photography and for myself was the single most confusing aspect when starting with my camera, this post will hopefully help you understand how aperture works and how you can change settings to give yourself the image you were looking for. Continue reading


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