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 shots from this photo walk.

Verne High Angle Battery – Portland UK

Originally built in the 1800’s to defend against a French invasion, the Verne High Angle Battery sits on top of Portland in Dorset next to HMP The Verne.

Although heavily modified during both World Wars, the layout and many of the earlier engravings are still present.

The battery sits at the top of the hill which overlooks Fortuneswell on the Island of Portland and features the remains eight gun emplacements and a small series of tunnels which would have been used to munitions storage.

The site is entirely open to visit but be aware that there is a large amount of broken glass around so its suitability for visiting with dogs is questionable.  The tunnels in particular have a lot of broken glass in them.

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 on bright days!

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.

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