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If a Photograph isn’t Printed … it does not exist

  Surprised? Disagree even? some will, but in a bold statement I will say if you do disagree … You are wrong. Here is why. Firstly let me qualify my statement, I am referring to digital Photographs here of course. Until (if ever) they are printed they do not exist. Think about it. What is […]

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Telephoto Lens for Landscapes?

  Hi Quick post today. The question that forms the title here today is one I often get, usually more of a surprised remark than a question. I get this because in case you haven’t noticed I am firstly a Landscape Photographer. Though I do other work also, primarily I shoot landscapes and people are […]

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All the best Photographers are Ruthless People

Hello Again, welcome back. Sorry I am late this week. I had to go to London for the opening of the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition and Waterloo station. Its free to view by the way and open until the end of December. The images are found on the upper level nest to the […]

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Go on, ask me .. whats the best camera?

  I know I know, yawn .. this again? well maybe it is but this time you will get a different kind of answer. In my experience when people begin to develop an interest in Photography the most common question is ‘What camera should I buy?’ I get asked this A LOT! so I am […]

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Some wonderful news …

  Hi All Im happy to be able to tell you today that yours truly here had a little success and I should share it. I was very honoured to be placed as a finalist in this years UK Landscape Photographer of the Year and have an image commended by the judges. The image will […]

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The Glitch? … how the mistake is becoming cool

I was going through my email this week, I get a lot of emails from the organisations that I deal with for my stock images, to whom I submit. One of those is the well known Getty Images. Usually I am not so fussy about reading these mails but this weeks gave direction to a […]

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Tell us another story?

  OK I think I covered the basics of how we can go about telling a story with photographs. However today in this short post I would like to go a step further now that you are all becoming that pretty well practiced and eager photographer and all. Lets look at more, say advanced ways of […]

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Tell us a Story

In this final part of my mini course we are going to discuss what we mean by using  story within our Photographs or collection of Photographs. So what do we mean by story? well it isn’t actually a full tale with beginning middle and end necessarily but you images or collection of images could give […]

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Get Organised

I already talked about taking control and this is what this second phase is all about for me. I mentioned that it was important to get some control even in situations where you are mostly reacting to your environment or subject. We also of course have many situations where we have complete control. I will […]

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Manipulating the Light

Manipulating the Light

Shoot it like you’d paint it 2 Manipulating the light. The classic painters studied the light and often painted their subjects reflecting that knowledge of light. They created a duplication of realistic light fall and that made the world of difference to their works. They moved on from painting everything on what appeared to be […]

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