I have three photographs this week that were taken at the very atmospheric Magpie Mine in Derbyshire. This former lead mine is one of the most famous lead mines in the area as it is the only one that has a significant part of its buildings still standing. The mine was first recorded in 1795 … Continue reading A Light on the Past
So you have taken your picture, you’ve downloaded it to your computer and you have processed it. Once you are happy with it, you’re going to upload it to social media, or even get it printed and exhibited. Your work of art is now available for the world to look at, they admire it, they … Continue reading Naming Your Photographs
This is a great article highlighting the skills of the technicians who worked on some of the most famous photographs ever taken. You can see the annotations made on the test prints of the images telling the technician how long to burn-in or dodge certain parts of the image so that the photographer can get … Continue reading Darkroom Printing
I’m sitting here at my desk currently going through RAW images that I took in June 2014 and wondering why on earth I took them. I know at the time I saw something that I thought was worthwhile recording and then working on, but looking at some of them now I can’t for the life … Continue reading Why did I take that photograph?
I have just uploaded images from November 2013 on to my portfolio site This website contains images that I consider to be the best pictures from each month as well as photographs from my special projects. Please go and have a look if you haven’t visited already.
Sometimes you just have bite the bullet and go for something even if you think that you have no chance in succeeding. It’s a moral fibre building exercise right? I have been subscribed to the excellent Black + White Photography magazine for the last three years. It’s a superb showcase of monochrome photography in all … Continue reading First Competition Success
The photographic group I belong to, S13, have just published a book entitled 'Over time' It examines the passage of time through the personal vision of the photographers. The images are a personal reflection of the topic, but the photographs are such that they can serve as a catalyst for people to examine their own feelings … Continue reading New Book Published
One of my favourite blogs is that written by David DuChemin. He is a great writer and, in my humble opinion, a fantastic photographer. At present he is in the Maasai Mara in Kenya (I’m not jealous – honest), and he has taken mirror-less cameras with him, and he says that this has made him … Continue reading Better gear = better photos?