Following a failure in my website's primary picture archive, many blogs have lost their images. I am endeavouring to re-instate these from back-ups. Bear with me please while I undergo this labourious and very sweary process...
I have just had the privilege of working with a professional young actor who needed up-to-date head-shots to submit to casting directors in the film and television drama industries. Producing head-shots that are more than just pictures of faces is a challenging task; in a practical, methodological sense, it is partly about lighting, partly about technique and partly about the final processing choices being appropriate for the portraits' end usages. Ninety-nine percent of it h
D'oh! Typical. No sooner had I written that last blog about no-go mojo than in rolled the fog, out came the sun and - bom shanka! Two days of fresh inspiration... There were spectacular displays of clearing sea mists, windswept cloudscapes and incredible light on the afternoon of the 22nd. I was at Aldwick Bay on the south coast for the low tide and the sunset. The first four images in this blog are a progression of shots that I took during the changing light and weather thro
A day of sea mist and low cloud, obscuring and filtering the sun at dawn, ended up windy, clear and effervescent with strong colours at sundown. Aldwick Bay Nikon D810, 14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor at 14mm, 1/100 second, f13, ISO 64, tripod 17.32, 22nd January 2016 As well as two dominant and complimentary hues providing coral/cerulean colour counterpoint, low tide, soaking wet sands from some late squally rains and an obliging shape dynamic in the cloudscape all came together for thi
Pfff... =8-/ It's one of those things. Sometimes you just can't get it to go... Whether it's physiological lethargy, artistic jeopardy, or obstructed energy, we all get rut-stuck from time to time. Above image: Climping Beach, West Sussex Nikon D810, 50mm f1.4 Nikkor, ISO 64, 30 seconds at f9, 10-stop ND, tripod 21st January 2016 I treat the blogging process as very much a show and tell procedure - in other words, if I have nothing to show or to tell then I won't post anythi
...Creativity in isolation. Or, without wishing to appear at all pretentious, Zen and the Art of Landscaping. Above image: Littlehampton West Beach Nikon D810, 14-24mm f2.8 Nikkor at 24mm, ISO 64, 1/4 second at f13 17th December 2015 I have written before about the when, where and how of photography. I believe when trumps where pretty much every time. But I would like to say a little about place and how it can affect us. Travel to an iconic location and it is inevitable your
Being both a technology and an art form, photography has always had a bit of a schizophrenic image issue and has often historically struggled for acceptance in traditional art-world circles. Photographers still have to field the inevitable prejudicial opinion of: "oh, you just push a button, don't you..." A criticism, regarded as a truism, generally levelled by someone who doesn't even know what an f-stop is... Above image: Stonehenge at the end of 2015 Nikon D810, 50mm f1.4,