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A little window shopping …

A little window shopping

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If your a photographer it doesn’t hurt to be a little nosy, if fact it’s almost prerequisite, to put it more politely, be curious. By this I mean do a little window gazing as you wander the streets, if you were shopping you are probably doing it all the time. Kind of think of it as window shopping but with a camera, the bonus is of course you are not going to spend any money.

I took these two photographs in Spitalfields, Continue reading

Twice as nice.

  Twice as nice.

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Twice as nice.

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Habits as we all know can be good or bad. If you stop for coffee every day at the same place that’s fine, if you make a habit of dropping litter that’s not so good.

Here’s a good habit that I picked up some time ago. Continue reading

Not everyone’s cup of tea.

Not everyone's cup of tea.

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There is an English expression ‘Not everybody’s cup of tea’, it means that something is not for you. That certainly applies to this photograph, it’s a Marmite picture, you either love or hate it. One of the wonderful things about photography is that everyone can interpret the way they see the world in their own way. A few months back Continue reading

Definitely no parking !

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The photograph above is another good illustration of why you should always have a camera with you. I know it’s a hassle sometimes but worst case scenario remember your phone probably has it’s own camera. In fact, how great the camera is on Continue reading

Composition.

Blue Sky, Spitalfields

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I have to say that I didn’t see many blue sky days during my Spitalfields project. This photograph was taken one August afternoon and if I remember correctly this was a unique weather day. Not that I worry too much about such things. One of the pieces of advice Continue reading

Eastend images

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If you are around Wanstead today at 2.30pm or any time after pop into our gallery ‘eightyfour’. It’s the first day of our new exhibition of images of the ‘eastend’, Artist Marc Gooderham is showing prints of his fabulous paintings of the ‘eastend’ and there are new, never before seen photographs by me to complete the show. Even if I say so myself there are some really good pictures on show, come in and have a look around. If you can’t make it today the show is on for the next two weeks. Thank you to Mrs Wilkinson for taking the photograph above.

 

‘eightyfour’ 84 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, London E11 2EZ  0208 530 1244. Wednesday to Saturday 10am till 5pm, Sunday 10.30am till 4pm.

 

The Magic Hour – How to make buildings look great.

The Water Poet, Spitalfields

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The most interesting hour for taking pictures of buildings for me is called many things by different photographers.

There is a short period of time at dusk that is perfect for photography. As it gets darker, the lights from a building appear brighter, enough to shine out from the gathering night. This brief period has many names, the golden hour, blue hour, magical hour but Continue reading

Old Jewish Soup Kitchen – How I achieved this panoramic photograph.

Old Jewish Soup Kitchen. Spitalfields

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I really like the stonework on the front of this building. It’s was the old Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor in Brune Street, Spitalfields. It doesn’t matter what time of day or the weather, black and white or colour it always makes a good photograph. The mood of the stonework seems to change with the light.

Opened in 1902 it looked after and fed the less fortunate of the community with bread and soup. It was feeding over 4000 people per day at one stage, as late as the 1950’s it was still feeding over 1000.

The building now has been turned into apartments but the facade has been preserved and I believe is listed. I put my Continue reading

Reflection…

Reflection Christ Church Spitalfields

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If you have been following this blog you will have noticed that so far all the photographs that I have put up have been taken on a Nikon D80. The D80, introduced in 2006 is ancient by today’s standards.  It was the first digital camera I bought, I thinks it’s still a great camera and along with the D7000 I use it all the time.

It has a specific use in my camera bag. Of course the D7000 Continue reading