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
This week, I gave in and got my hands on the Lensbaby Velvet 56. I have debated back and forth with myself on this one. I had the Composer and Sweet 50 for a while but sold that one because I just didn't use it much. However, I kept hold of the Single Glass optic … Continue reading Lensbaby Velvet 56
Until some time last week, I had heard of the Orton Effect and sort of knew what it did, and I was aware that some landscape photographers and many woodland photographers processed their work to gain a sort of dreamy effect without really softening the focus too much. I hadn't clicked that this was, in … Continue reading The Orton Effect
A brief look at the Multiple Exposure option for in-camera results.
Looking at the Creative, ICM technique.
I must stop reading things. It only leads to bouts of curiosity! This week's read was all about ICM - Intentional Camera Movement, Not that I haven't come across this genre of photography before but I perhaps haven't paid much attention until now. Having read a couple of little articles on it, I took off … Continue reading And then I Read Another Thing
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 . . .
It's very difficult at this time of year. I think of myself as primarily a flower photographer - but there aren't too many of them around at this time of year. I can and do buy flowers to brighten up the house and add a bit of colour but it's just not the same as … Continue reading Motivation
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