Eleven and a half minutes on a rainy day?

Street work today Images are crappy but… Met a man today – 96, wanted to know how heavy the camera was, he used to own one. I handed the Nikon to him and he weighed it in his hands. His hands were shiny, and his skin mottled, he wore a jumper under his short jerkin…

Busy and getting camera fever

I’ve been busy doing business portraits… it’s what we need to do to feed the kids, that means I haven’t been able to get into the streets or just play… arrgh!!! Camera Fever set in, so I have been taking images of household items for the insurance… and I’ve been playing! Incidentally, I realised that…

Adobe CC products? Any thoughts?

Doing a little future planning… I disagree with using this online at an ongoing price… my fear is that they will discontinue support to CS6 (PS6) and I will be forced to look at another product. However, there are aspects I like in Photoshop and Bridge. I don’t use it to it’s full potential, few…

Training and Awareness

We run a “Get to know your eye and bring your camera!” in several places. If it’s a Sunday it’s free! The idea is to help some train their eyes for compositions and the rest it’s about the basics of what makes a good image… you know, using the sun, perspective and DoF etc etc…

Layers

Ever since we were taken through the work of Gursky at college, then sent out to take an image in the style of Gursky, I see layers and repeating patterns everywhere… it’s the allure for all photographers and viewers, even when they don’t consciously know it. Personally, Gursky is good but not great, but it…

Pissing on our past

I’m drunk … haven’t been drunk for such a long time, I’m allergic to sodium metabisulphate, makes me want to cry. Spent some time wandering around a few buildings today that reflect how I feel inside, well not completely but it’s a good rep on the feeling, as good as building will provide! These don’t…

Creativity

If you’ve read any of my blog you’ll know that I struggle with creativity, or should I say my apparent need to be creative. Please don’t bother going back through my blog to read it, please don’t listen to me. I came across a video of John Cleese, if you don’t know Mr Cleese then…

A life in the day of a street

Following upon my last post where I was lamenting that I was creatively blind… it would seem that I needed to open my eyes… OK, getting off of my ass, reading my ideas book and the 2 coffees & square sliced sausage in a roll helped! (Lorne Sausage; it’s Scottish and it’s feckin’ fantastic!) I’m…

A cry in the dark of funk, a cry for help… HELP?!

I’m in a dilemma! I use photography to maintain a stable mental state… talk about playing with fire, and every now and again I reach an impasse where either my creativity is beyond my technical skills or my technical skills are driving me to evolve my creative ideas. I recognise this is a state that…

RAW BEAUTY

A Test Shoot Edit (see image below) I was in search of a shoot location where we can bring some meaty bikes into for a charity shoot I’m planning depicting strong women, it’s for a few charities I give my time too. From the image below… We had a barn old stable location and since I…