tim daniels: photographer
featured in apartment therapy and other publications

Hi, I’m Tim Daniels. I’ve been taking photography seriously since 2009, and have been lucky enough to have lived and travelled throughout Europe and Asia over the last few years, taking photos as I go and being published in magazines and on book covers. With my wife, I’ve lived in China, Italy and Thailand, but am now back in my home country of the UK.

photographer tim daniels

It took me far too long to come to the realisation that the act of photography is something more than pointing your camera and clicking the shutter. Great photography tells us a story. It opens us up to a whole new world of ideas, emotions and experiences. It teaches us something about the world around us. We all have something worth contributing, but often don’t have the technical skills necessary to make our photos say it. I know that I didn’t.

Some of my photos used as book covers
Some of my photos used as book covers

I’ve won a few photography awards in my time, most recently being shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2023, with one of 15 photos selected from over 415,000 entries.

sony world photography awards shortlist

On Lapse of the Shutter I create tutorials, how-tos and add-ons to help you learn those technical skills and develop your own personal style of photography. But I also want to offer you something more. More than travel photography, more than tutorials. I want to offer you a place where you can learn, make mistakes and play. I want you to be inspired to be the best photographers that you can be. This isn’t about taking the same old photos as everyone else. This is about creating photos that spread little gifts of joy and happiness. And what could be better, really?

Every week, I send out an email newsletter with the best tips and tricks I can find from across the web. If that sounds interesting to you, then sign up below. You will also get access to my free tools for Lightroom and Photoshop, the Lightroom Develop System, the Photoshop Colour Control ActionPack, and the Photoshop Landscape Colour Grades. If you’ve got a question, then contact me here.

photos by tim daniels of lapseoftheshutter.com

14 Responses

  1. Stacey
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    I just wanted to let you know that your piece on the Parts of a DSLR was BEYOND helpful, I cannot emphasize that enough. I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed reading about the different parts of a modern SLR and their functions. I’m really looking forward to seeing where my newly found photography journey takes me.

    • Tim Daniels
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      Glad you found it helpful, Stacey. Photography is definitely a lot of fun!

  2. Pete
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    Good morning Tim, your article on Famous Abstract Photographers is very useful for the college course I’m doing, but could I suggest a small correction. Further research I’ve done indicates that the first photographer you write about is Harry Callahan – ie without a ‘g’.

    Many thanks.

    • Tim Daniels
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      Thanks, Pete. I do remember checking this when writing the article and still managed to somehow spell his name wrong!

  3. Eric
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    Re monitor list
    Eizo is the best for photo work. Yes, expensive but the quality is the best.

  4. Betty Rodgers-Norton
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    Hi Tim, I was just reading what your Visio TV flickering problem. I also had this problem with my new 65 inch Visio. I tried everything it was so annoying, then I discovered If you are using a VIZIO SmartCast Display with HDR capabilities, ensure you are using an “HDMI 2.0 cable “(included on some models). Older 1.4 cables may cause the display to flicker or black out intermittently. So I ordered one from Amazon just slightly more expensive than the older type connected it to my tv and I never had the problem ever again. Thank goodness cause I thought I was going to have to pack up my 65 inch TV and send it back and that was going to be such a hassle since I alreaady had it on a wall mount/ Anyway I just thought I would let you know Visio only like the latest HDMI cables.

    Thank you, Betty Rodgers-Norton

  5. Arty
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    Thank you very much.
    Woke up today with my 15 year old 50 inch Panasonic plasma – no screen – only a blinking red power led.
    Followed your instructions step 1 and two with power unplugged for several hours.
    Also changed Batteries in remotes and drum roll….
    All is fixed.
    Great stuff

  6. MARK
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    Hi Tim your website is very good back when I was I think about 8 years old I used to do time lapse and long exposure shots over bridges and over big cities watching the traffic lights streaks of lights It used to fascinate me for years and slowly I’ve got better and better at it but we all still learn every day but I will watch more of your videos good on you bud good site thank you mark

  7. LivinginTheA²StoneAgeEriNE³
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    Is there a way of cloning you and shipping the copy up to Michigan for a day in the life of Ann Arbor using the entirety of my all non-roku pre-iphone outdated computing hardware & refurbished “smart-ish” element TV?

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