Out there, somewhere, there's an invisible camera waiting for you. It may not be the only invisible camera in the world. In fact it certainly isn't. But it's a camera that when you pick it up, hold it, and squeeze the shutter button, feels as comfortable and instinctive as a favourite old pair of shoes, those… Continue reading The Courageous Quest For The Invisible Camera
Disappointment can be tough to take. In my personal experience, the times I've felt most disappointed and frustrated have been when the gap between my expectation of something, and the cold harsh truthful reality of it, has been at its widest. With this in mind, I wondered about a way to keep my expectations more… Continue reading Expectation Is Everything (5 Killer Questions To Shake Up Your Photography)
Since around October (after the day the colours fell) I’ve been shooting almost exclusively in black and white. Aside from there being less colour around to capture, I realised again that shooting in b/w makes it easier to focus on the core aspects of photography - light and shadow, composition, geometry, texture. Regular readers will… Continue reading Why Photograph In Colour?
This time of year typically brings around a million New Year's resolutions, approximately 999,000 of which will have crashed by the wayside before January's a fortnight old. In a former chapter of my life I was very involved in coaching, and setting (and achieving) goals was very central to the training and process. But whilst… Continue reading Why I’m Not Making Any Photography Goals For The New Year
Recently we talked about the “impossible dream” of zero processing - making photographs almost entirely in camera without then spending as much time (or more) on post processing the images to get the look we want. I have a fairly minimal and effective workflow using LightRoom, but still don't particularly enjoy it. So I've started exploring… Continue reading Adventures In Zero Processing – Hipstamatic + iPad