Well, maybe I bent the rules of Stu’s challenge a little this week. Backgrounds are important to a photograph. Why not find a good background first, then wait for something to happen in front of it. My background is the boring night-time view from my balcony, but as it’s the 5th of November, naturally thereContinue reading “Fireworks”
I stole the idea for this shot from Paul Seward, who in turn stole it from John Domingo. With such clear instructions I thought “Meh, how hard can it be?”. I don’t think my result is anywhere near as good as Paul’s or John’s, which just proves it’s probably harder than I thought 🙂 GivenContinue reading “Copper macro”
I found one of these disgusting little things in my house earlier. It’s a housefly pupa. Yuck.
This week’s challenge from Stu was Limitations. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with the most fantastic idea. What would you shoot if time, money and skills were no issue? Then work within your limitations to realise your dream. See what unique surprises occur. I’ve always fancied taking someContinue reading “A quad-light portrait”
This is me, sitting on the edge of my bath, looking dead chuffed because my first attempt at developing film seems to have come out perfectly! I will, of course, scan and upload the best ones as soon as I can. (They’re still drying at the moment). Update: the best photos from the roll areContinue reading “My first shot at developing”
Autumn this year seems to have brought with it some fantastic sunsets looking south from Kingswood, Bristol. I would like to point out that the colours of these photos have not been enhanced on the computer. What you see is exactly what I downloaded from the camera.
Hannah and I went to Hereford this weekend. The weather was nice, and we had a really nice time relaxing. I managed a few photos too. The golden Autumn sunlight cast a lovely glow over the city. First we visited the cathedral. It seemed rude to take photos inside, but I managed this photo ofContinue reading “A weekend in Hereford”
Today I read about some various techniques for lighting portraits. Of course it’s not good just reading about things – you have to try them. These photos were all lit using one flash camera left, 45° from Hana, and one camera right at a lower power, 90° from Hana. I’m pleased with the way HanaContinue reading “Portraits of Hana”
In my opinion, it’ll be hard for me to beat last year’s Autumn colours photo. But I still think this photo does a pretty good job of capturing the strange interplay between bright sunshine and wet leaves.