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Lulworth and Durdle Part 2

January 7th, 2014

Here’s the second bunch of photos from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, first lot here.

Lulworth Part 1 – Sea

December 24th, 2013

A while back I posted about an afternoon of photography run by Castle Cameras. If I’m honest I wasn’t thrilled with the afternoon’s activities – there wasn’t much in the way of training – but it was a great excuse to spend half a day taking photos.

It was literally one of the hottest days I have ever experienced, so it’s felt weird sorting through these photos two days before Christmas, with the weather outside being some of the worst I have ever seen. There’s another bunch coming in the next few weeks, so check back then!

Fly on the… Drum

November 25th, 2013

Had a charming photoshoot this evening, with an extremely well-behaved model: a dead fly. Artificial lighting isn’t something I’ve spent much time experimenting with, so this simple thing made a nice change to my normal habits. I’ll think about posting some more photos at some point, more as a study in different angles and lighting than anything else, but for now, here’s my personal pick of the bunch. Click the photo for the full size version, it’s nice and sharp thanks to my sexy Sigma (see below <3).


Forced Perspective

November 9th, 2013

Wondered how this would come out, a photo from a model at the dockyard. Think it’s alright, not amazing but I like the mood :)

Portsmouth Part 2

November 4th, 2013

Here are some more photos from Portsmouth. See the first lot here.

These photos were all taken in or around the Warrior, a ship from around the Victorian era. I’m really pleased with how they came out.

Portsmouth Part 1

October 31st, 2013

Here’s the first lot of photos from my recent trip to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth. Lots of black and whitey goodness, all in camera rather than in post.


Distant

October 28th, 2013

To think I took this photo just last week – with what the weather’s been like for the last few days it feels a lot longer ago.

Taken from the train on the way back from Portsmouth, just past Southampton Docks.

Ship’s Coming In

October 24th, 2013

Last time I went to the historic dockyard at Portsmouth I felt as if I might as well have left my camera at home. Frustrating day, mediocre results.

Yesterday was satisfyingly different: I took lots of photos that I’m really proud of, and lots of stuff in monochrome. A friend once said to me if you can take a good photo in black and white then colour’s only going to add to it.

Some of the photos were a bit challenging in monochrome, but I really think yesterday helped me improve my photography.

Below there’s a quick preview but in other news, there are some fishy photos from the oceanarium coming, and before that, the first official inaugural biannual guest blog post at Sticks and Stones. Stay tuna-d…


Snippet

October 11th, 2013

As usual, life is busy. And crazy. And crazy busy.

I thought I would take a minute or two to share a few photos I took yesterday. They’re nothing particularly special photography wise, but it’s just a little snippet of my day I thought I’d share in lieu of any more substantial content.






Ancient – Battle in Swanage Bay, AD 877

October 7th, 2013

This is pretty cool, a memorial on Swanage beach to a battle that took place over a thousand years ago, during the time of Alfred the Great against some pesky Danes.

I don’t really have much more to say about it other than that it’s pretty cool.