I think that, of all the genres of photography that I indulge in, gig photography gives me the most pleasure.
It brings together three things to form a perfect blend: photography, music and portraits of people engrossed in what they are doing. Continue reading “Doing what I love”
When the blossom appears on the trees, we know that spring is here: lengthening days, changeable weather and the promise of new life. Continue reading “The end of spring”
I was in Manchester helping out at an event at the Manchester weekender festival, as part of which I ended up wandering up and down Oxford Road a few times. With the weekender on and MMU’s open day, the place was pretty busy and lively.
These are some of the things I saw whilst wandering around.
I visited the zoo on recent trip to Frankfurt. There’s lots to see there and it’s a pleasant way to spend a few hours. Continue reading “Cousins”
I was wandering around Chester today, feeling somewhat uninspired photographically. Chester’s a lovely city, but there are only so many photographs of half-timbered buildings that you can take. I was just thinking that I’d be returning home with an empty memory card, when I spotted these clothes displays in Next. Continue reading “Clothes lines”
One thing that I find myself constantly being attracted to in my photography is regular arrangements. I like the symmetry they present, whether that’s naturally occurring or human-designed.
I was at Salford City Stadium for the Sale Sharks press day ahead of the new season, and I couldn’t help but take this pair of pictures…
I recently had the opportunity to attend the local fiesta at the village in Spain where I was staying with some friends Continue reading “Fiesta!”
Like (I would imagine) the majority of photographers these days, I mostly work with digital cameras — a couple of Nikon DSLRs and a Panasonic compact. They are highly technically advanced, offering accurate auto focussing and exposure, and there is the attendant convenience of working with a digital RAW file: so many things — white balance, exposure, tonality — can be adjusted in software that one can lose sight of the technicalities when actually taking the picture. On balance, this a good thing, especially when the pressure’s on: at a wedding, a sports event or when time is short. Continue reading “I love my ‘Blad”