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?
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
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
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