I have been promising to get back to my blog for some time and to get round to reviewing some of the kit I use on a daily basis. Trouble is, life always gets in the way. But here I am, almost a year after my last post, finally getting the time to return to … Continue reading Flower Photography and the Wimberley Plamp
A brief look at the Multiple Exposure option for in-camera results.
I love the software that is available to photographers in these digital times - and I'm quite happy to make use of it. Indeed, I make use of plenty of software programs including Lightroom 6, Photoshop Elements 14, Affinity Photo, The Nik Collection (largely because it's free) and Topaz Studio with various 'pro' adjustments which … Continue reading Getting the Effect In-camera
I should really limit my internet time. Trouble is, I find something interesting and then I find something related that also looks interesting - which leads to something else and before I know it, it's the wee small hours. Anyhow, this time, I read this thing about how to make twirly patterns out of your … Continue reading So, I read this thing . . .
Can I come out yet? Is it here yet? Just when you think it's safe to venture out, another cold snap hits! Dammit - where is Spring? However, earlier in the week we managed to catch a few rays of sunshine as we headed out to Sheffield Botanical Gardens which is about an hour's drive … Continue reading Sheffield Botanical Gardens
No - Im not talking about violins here. If you had ever heard me try to play one, you'd realise that will always be a no! I am talking about editing - 'creative' editing to be precise. I think we now acknowledge that if you shoot in raw, you need to do some kind of … Continue reading To Fiddle – or not to Fiddle?
I suppose any kind of artist tries to settle on a particular style - or maybe they don't try, they just let it happen naturally. The problem is that every time I think I've settled on a particular style or approach, I go and change my mind again. There's no doubt that I am primarily … Continue reading Identity Crisis
I admit to often leaving vases of flowers around the house for far too long - much to the frustration of my poor, long-suffering partner. But I'm sure he understands that if your pet photographic subject is flowers, you need to observe them over a period of times and from all directions. Only then do … Continue reading Beauty in Decay