April Project

EXPLORE A LENS Choose a lens you don't normally use or a single focal length on a zoom lens and find photos and angles which use it effectively. This project can be interpreted in many ways and the instructions are deliberately not detailed so that you can do them in your own way. Try not … Continue reading April Project

15 days – Day 8

Day 8: Tuesday 31 March.  This morning I had to go into the office to get another laptop ready for a home user. The office was freezing. I was there for the whole morning and despite sitting on top of a portable heater I could not get warm. When I left, despite it being a … Continue reading 15 days – Day 8

Photo Project

Photograph: A PARTICULAR CHARACTERISTIC   Brief: You are to pick two titles from the list below and take one photograph for each of them. You must be very critical in obtaining your images. For example, all circular images must be circular, not oval, and red objects must be red and not orange.   Blue Red Yellow Circular Square  

X-Pro3?

Today I said no to the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and purchased an X-T3. My main camera is an X-Pro2 which is great and I really wanted a third model to come out so I saved up my pennies. When I heard the announcement of the release of the X-Pro 3 I was really looking forward to … Continue reading X-Pro3?

Monochrome or bust

I’ve always loved monochrome photography. From the time I was at university developing and printing my own films in the cavernous dark rooms under the building up to now with digital cameras and processing. Of course, I have always done some colour images. In the eighties, it was transparencies with Fujichrome, but even then I … Continue reading Monochrome or bust

Photo Projects

Photograph: FADED BEAUTY Brief Many photographers have been drawn to record the processes of decay, decline and deterioration. For this project explore the idea of recording change, creating photographs that capture things at specific moments in their continuing physical journey. Locations suitable: historic cemeteries, crumbling houses, castles and estates. choose a place which gives you … Continue reading Photo Projects

Inside the Outside – Conceptual Landscape Photography

Having been alerted to their presence by a twitter post, I must admit to having been both amazed and informed by the Inside the Outside (ITO) photographic collective. They are part of a movement called conceptual landscape photography. Having found my way to their website and being astounded by the quality of work on it I must … Continue reading Inside the Outside – Conceptual Landscape Photography

Sicily 7

All these images were taken in the lovely mountain village of San Mauro Castleverde. The sun was just starting to set as we walked around the atmospheric town. The shadows were long and the mountain light bright and harsh although the narrow alleys and streets of the village were dark and cool. I used a Nikon … Continue reading Sicily 7

Sicily 6

The photographs this week were taken on the slopes of Mount Etna during our trip to Sicily in 2016. We started the day in bright, warm sunshine but as we ascended the slopes of Etna the clouds dropped obscuring virtually everything for minutes at a time. I had to pick my opportunities to fire off … Continue reading Sicily 6

Sicily 3

This is the third week where I am showing some of the images that I took in Sicily during the summer of 2016. I  used my Fujifilm X-E2 and the Fujinon XF18-55mm F/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens throughout the trip. A MODERN VIEW ROOFTOPS AND ALLEYWAYS BALCONIES ON THE BRINK  

Sicily 2

Some more photographs taken during a trip to the glorious island of Sicily. The camera was the Fujifilm X-E2 and the lens was the Fujinon XF18-55mm F/2.8-4 R LM OIS. Wandering through the little streets and alleyways in the ancient town of Cefalu, you are always going to find a picture. They virtually throw themselves at … Continue reading Sicily 2

Verdancy

I write the picture posts to this blog, using the images in the order that I took them. Currently, I am trawling through my photographs taken in 2016 and have now got to August of that year. My wife and I were on a trip to Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire on a (probably) rare sunny … Continue reading Verdancy

view – XII

This issue of view, the free photozine, is the twelfth and so concludes the first year of its publication. If you have downloaded every copy since the first then well done and thank you. Here's to the next year, 2018.