The Many Faces Of Photography

In one form or another, photography's been a hobby of mine for around 15 years. I'd used cameras before then, but not for the specific and deliberate purpose of capturing compositions that I found interesting and beautiful. This intentional photography phase began around 2006 with my then cameraphone, a Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot K800i, though I'd… Continue reading The Many Faces Of Photography

Finding Golden Time For Photography

The Golden Hour is well known in photography, that time around sunrise or sunset where the world is bathed in a golden, almost magical glow, and every photograph looks like a vintage image made with Kodak Gold in the 1970s. Ideally any of us might wait and watch at the window for the ideal light… Continue reading Finding Golden Time For Photography

The Soundtrack To Photography

When I'm out on a photowalk, I always pick the same soundtrack. That is, quite simply, bird song, the wind in the trees, the rain pattering down, leaves crunching beneath my feet, trickling water, or whatever else nature is providing around me, as I wander through the countryside. For me this is all part of… Continue reading The Soundtrack To Photography

The Lone Photographer

A major lure of photography for me is that it allows me to wander through fields, woodlands and ancient churchyards, whilst barely seeing another soul. The experience of hunting for compositions I find beautiful is a very personal, solitary, and perhaps near spiritual experience. This is why the thought of street photography - or even… Continue reading The Lone Photographer

Don’t Shoot Red!

One of the best film photography tips I've read is to shoot red, as it nearly always looks good. I wrote more about this a couple of years back, with a sample of some of my own favourite red shots. With digital, just as powerful a tip in my experience is DON'T shoot red. Most… Continue reading Don’t Shoot Red!