This is the sort of picture that I really like, it’s simple, with interesting subject matter in the camera’s frame against a suitable backdrop and I just happened across it. It was taken one Saturday morning outside a bric-a-brac shop on the Place des Huguenots In Grasse, France. Continue reading
I took this picture in October 2012, it shows a jetty at Aberystwyth, Wales. Such a simple photograph, good, bold lead-in lines provided by the edge of the jetty Continue reading
It wasn’t a great day weatherise when I took this picture, it was overcast and very cold. Looking up at these works of art however, I could see some potential. If I exposed Continue reading
I was walking through St.James’ Park near Westminster in London the other day with some of our students. The pelicans who have made themselves at home, were sitting very close to the path next to the railings around the lake. Lots of tourists were taking pictures with their cameras and iPhones. Moving between the students giving them advice, I thought it would be interesting to do a really close-up picture of a pelicans head to show them what could be achieved. After all, it’s not everyday you get the chance.
Crouching down Continue reading
You may have read the post on this site back in December last year about the death of Monte Fresco. Monte was the Daily Mirror’s chief sports photographer. I mentioned in that story how the job of sports photographer is now commonplace but how it was not always so. I can remember a time in ‘Fleet Street’ when there were no more than perhaps four or five, with much less sophisticated cameras than we have now. How times have changed.
My friend Darren, who is a photographer himself, is just entering the world of sports photography. He sent me one of his recent pictures earlier this week, it’s of a Romford Raiders ice hockey player powering along the ice at their home stadium in the Romford Ice Arena. A fitting photograph as the Winter Olympics have just finished.
I’ll let Darren’s e.mail continue the story:
“I’ve been following the sports photographers at the winter Olympics with great interest (together with the competitors). I attach one of my favourite images. As a part time sports photographer, I have made lots of notes and have collected lots of tips from all the sports photographers’ blogs who are at the Winter Olympics. Continue reading
Nikon D4s announced today. In the shops from 6th March 2014, check out all the spec’s here at Nikon UK. At a shade over £5000, it’ll be interesting to see what users think as and when it becomes generally available. Having had a chance to have a brief look at the specs, particularly the video aspect, I think this will give the Canon 1DX a run for it’s money.
As you may or may not know a while ago I published my own little handbook on how to use and take pictures on a digital camera. I found most of the other books that I read about this subject too confusing, concentrating more on the technical side rather than getting you up and running taking pictures. I decided to write my own handbook Continue reading
Whenever I am passing Borough Market in SE1 I always make a detour into the market to admire the glass roof that covers the fruit,vegetables and traders in the main hall. The market caters Continue reading
Not a photographer, but one of the worlds great visual artists. A sculpter, painter, architect and poet. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, was born 6th March 1475 and died 18th February 1564 aged 88.
If photography had been around in his lifetime he would probably have been a great photographer as well.
If you have been to or attended a workshop at our Gallery there’s a good chance that you would have seen this picture hanging on the wall. I took it years ago, before digital was even a twinkle in anybodies eye. Remember film, curly stuff with sprocket holes, came in a metal can, how long ago that seems now.
This picture was taken in Italy where I was on location for YOU Continue reading