Film Fridays – Week 1 – 3rd January 2020

Towards the end of 2019 I came to the realisation that I have A LOT of developed film sitting in storage files mostly not digitised. For 2020 I have set myself a ‘New Years Resolution’ to scan and publish one roll a week through my social medias and this blog. Today kicks that off! ThisContinue reading “Film Fridays – Week 1 – 3rd January 2020”

5×4 in a field

On half term break but never far from the camera! In particular we’ve been celebrating the 50th birthday of the District Association we camp with of the Camping and Caravanning Club. This particular frame is one I’ve wanted for a while and fits with a project which will see a lot of focus over theContinue reading “5×4 in a field”

How do you photograph a funeral?

In British culture we seem very averse to showing emotion or embracing and remembering that part of our life – death. On this topic, one of my university lecturers spoke of a time she was asked to photograph a Sikh funeral. Despite her reluctance and the families persistence she eventually did. The purpose was notContinue reading “How do you photograph a funeral?”

Taking inspiration

In my world as a photography teacher we have recently begun the GCSE Externally Set Assignment or exam wherein one of the featured starting points was ‘Texture’. Taking inspiration from the theme itself and the artists listed I took along my macro kit for this weekends dog walk. Below are a few of the shotsContinue reading “Taking inspiration”

Camera Obscura

The Camera Obscura is an ancient concept of a darkened room with an opening allowing light to pass through.  This light projects the outside world upside down and back to front and in all its glory on the walls inside the camera. Andrew has been refining his practice of making and documenting camera obscuras and examplesContinue reading “Camera Obscura”

Experimenting with crystal

Funny how even after over 15 years of being a photographer there are methods and techniques I’ve never tried. Recently I saw a students work where he had experimented with a crystal ball to make creative photographs. So I got my own and tried it out! Can’t wait to try it at different locations onContinue reading “Experimenting with crystal”

First Wedding Meeting of 2018!

Today was my first wedding meeting of 2018, a great young couple tieing the knot only the week after next.  It brought me to realising that I’ve never actually blogged many of my wedding photographs and so here are a set from last summer between Mark and Rachel. For more information on wedding photography simplyContinue reading “First Wedding Meeting of 2018!”