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
Big subject. I find myself thinking about the representation of women in photography and why it is not as common to see women's work in some of the bigger magazines. Is it because their work isn't good enough? I would definitely dispute that as a fact: there are some phenomenal female photographers out there. Then … Continue reading Women in Photography
Oh dear. Almost straight after I had completed my previous blog post in which I talked about whether you need all that gear to take the photos you want to take, my partner bought me a Fuji X-T20 for my birthday. Of course, I could have said, 'No, Rob. I don't need that camera for … Continue reading You Know When I Said You Don’t Need Lots of Gear . . . . ?
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
Thanks to the incessant rain, I am in a ponderous mood today. I believe it was Ansel Adams that said: “You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you … Continue reading Take it – or make it?
I love trees. Well, who doesn't? Visiting Clumber Park again recently for a few days reminds me that there are good reasons for the oak to be held as a symbol of sturdiness and might. Clumber Park is very close to the heart of Sherwood Forest, and very close to Major Oak, the tree that … Continue reading Spring – I hope
If you've followed my page at any point, you'll probably get that I love using textures on my photography. Although I do buy textures from other artists, making them for myself seemed like a logical, creative process. My textures are now for sale at my brand new Etsy shop and I'd be thrilled if you'd … Continue reading Textures
In case that's left you scratching your head, I'll start with a picture of an L Bracket. This is a Pig Iron, generic bracket similar to this one. I've had one my camera for around a year or so now and I would hate to be without it.But what the heck is it for? It's a … Continue reading L Bracket
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
Faced with an ailing smartphone and the need to replace it before it died, I decided to go iphone this time. Not iphone x, I hasten to add. I am a poor musician and photographer and the iphone x is more than I am willing to invest. Not even iphone 8 or 7 but back … Continue reading Iphoneography!