Some kind of back up system is essential for any photographer, isn't it? My back up system for what I'd call my artistic photos (as opposed to family photos) is multi-layered, and probably overly complex. I have them on my MacBook, then on an external HD that backs up everything on the MacBook. I have… Continue reading Backing Up Photos – Should We Bother At All?
Most often for me, a photograph begins with wandering through the English countryside, camera ready and willing, hoping to stumble across and capture something I find beautiful. For others, perhaps a photograph begins with the intention to test a new camera is working, without leaving your living room. Someone else's photograph might begin with a… Continue reading A Photograph Begins With…
Photography for me is all about exploring the countryside alone, camera in hand, being immersed in that meditative and restorative experience. I also like the making of a picture to end with me pressing the shutter button. I've wasted too much time in the past with post processing - including scanning negatives myself (torturously laborious,… Continue reading Making Black And White Photographs In Camera With The Pentax K-m
Previously we talked about the first photograph we were proud of. But what about the last photograph you were proud of? This is mine. Most of the time I tend to shoot close up and rely on larger apertures to blur the background, which adds drama and forces the attention on the subject in the… Continue reading The Last Photograph I Was Proud Of
Once you've made more than even a few hundred photographs, it's very useful to have structured ways to look back through them and find ones you remember, as well as gathering together particular themes that develop in your photography. After tens of thousands of photographs, tagging is absolutely essential. Otherwise the tendency is to just… Continue reading The Five Best Ways To Start Tagging Your Photos Today