Inspiring photography workshops, courses & tours


Here's our blog - we'll be discussing a variety of photography topics, including camera comparisons, photography techniques for specific types of images, stories about how we have researched and tested our workshops and tours, and a many more photography related subjects.  We hope you enjoy reading it.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

Sony A7Rii versus Canon 5D MkIV

Things continue to evolve in the industry as you’d expect, which always leads to new equipment and new opinions!  One of the big ones lately has been the battle of the full frame cameras. I’ve had an interesting time of it in the last few months so I thought I’d share my perspective on it.  More specifically the very hyped up Sony A7R Mk2 and the Canon 5D Mk4. At every...

Posted on 22nd March 2017

Posted by Tricia Kennedy

Full RAW workflow with an iPhone

                                                                                                                                                  If we look at the camera sale...

Posted on 2nd November 2016

Posted by Andy Habin

Entry level dSLRs - any good?

  Don't underestimate the quality of entry level camera equipment. The photography market today is bursting at the seams with a plethora of companies desperately trying to persuade you that you must buy the latest greatest camera body, lens, tripod and so on.  Of course as our photography gets better and more enjoyable, we are compelled to invest in better equipment, and hopefully the time to use our new toys.  But in this day and age,...

Posted on 3rd February 2016

Posted by Tricia Kennedy

New Year - new workflow?

I’m sure you all want to step up your photography skills in 2016, but where to start? With a plethora of advice and technology out there you can be forgiven for being bewildered. So let’s start with some tips based upon a workflow that many of us will use: Slow down! It’s not about coming back from a photo shoot with hundreds of images, it’s better to have a select few &lsquo...

Posted on 7th January 2016

Posted by Tricia Kennedy

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to all of our friends and clients. We hope 2016 treats you well! We have a huge amount lined up, keep in tune with our news and you'll be the first to know! As for the image, well we all want a white Christmas and New Year, but its quite the opposite here in Jersey! So here is our "White Hut" in the snow in 2013.

Posted on 31st December 2015

Posted by Andy Habin

Seasons Greetings from Fototonic

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and send you our good wishes for the New Year and we hope to see you on one of our photography workshops or tours in 2016 or beyond.  The image below is a rather unusual one for Jersey as we hardly ever get snow!  It was taken nearly three years ago when we had more than our fair share of snow.  It was shot...

Posted on 22nd December 2015

Posted by Andy Habin

Blood moon & Bush Fires

The end of September 2015 saw the rare occurrence of the total lunar eclipse giving us what is known as a “Blood Moon”. This event was simply too good to miss and I had to photograph it, no matter what. I wanted a location as far away from any light pollution as possible and I decided to shoot the moon from the WW2 German MP3 tower on Jersey’s north west corner. Being a rather spooky location, this...

Posted on 12th October 2015

Posted by Andy Habin

Big Tide Photography Tour : JERSEY & OFFSHORE TOWERS

In June we ran one of our Big Tide Photography Tours here on our beautiful island of Jersey. Timed to coincide with Spring tides, our tides are nothing short of spectacular. High tide can lap up against the harbour wall with boat decks higher than the road and, by contrast, six hours later we are hardly able to see the shoreline and suddenly have a whole new (previously underwater) landscape to play with. As well as our varied landscape, we...

Posted on 24th June 2015

Posted by Tricia Kennedy

From 20 minutes to a two-thousandth of a second

Aside from Fototonic’s signature landscape photography, we’re also pretty keen on capturing fast action. Some of you may know that I used to be a sports photographer and I still love photographing flying motorbikes, upside-down jet skiers, surfers and any other kind of fast-paced action. I’m also lucky to have my very own sports photography training tool in the form of my amazing dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, called Redd. I often take him along...

Posted on 12th June 2015

Posted by Andy Habin

Light Pollution

Many of us think that taking long exposures at night requires crystal clear skies and twinkling stars, or does it? On many occasions I've been very keen to get out therewith a new idea for a shoot only to discover that there is 100% cloud cover but I'vefound that this can still produce some quite amazing images if you have an area of light pollution nearby. This can be anything from a small village to a big city, or...

Posted on 3rd June 2015

Posted by Tricia Kennedy