I’ve complained before about my dog, that she’s.. shall we say.. resistant to having her photo taken. She’s remarkably adept at dodging the lens. Well, this week things changed a little, and I had a lot of fun. My neighbours were away working this week and needed help to make sure their two dogs – … Read more New Muses
My dog hates having her photo taken. It really doesn’t seem to make any difference how I approach it, or how surreptitious I am, Maisie always seems to catch on that I’m about to take a photo and she turns away or hides her face. It seems to make no difference if I’m using my DSLR, my … Read more Shooting The Sheep
“The best camera is the one that’s with you” is the title of a 2009 book by Chase Jarvis. With his book about iPhone photography, Jarvis popularised the notion of the smartphone camera revolution. An accomplished photographer, Jarvis’ acknowledgement of the smartphone in a new era of popular photography was significant. At the time Jarvis released his book … Read more The Best Camera is the One That’s With You
This question is as old as the medium of photography itself. How can something as simple as pointing a camera and clicking a button possibly qualify as art? As a photographer, I spent decades asking that very question. Before we get much further, it’s important for me to make clear now that the answer that I … Read more Is Photography Art?
For the past 20 years one thing I’ve made sure I do is to take a camera with me wherever I go. For the longest time this has meant lugging a not-so-light camera bag everywhere. These days smartphones mean that you don’t necessarily have to do that, but my experience with smartphones so far suggests that … Read more Taking A Camera Everywhere
At this time of year there isn’t much light about, even in the middle of the day when the sun is as high as it gets. Photography can get a bit frustrating when you’ve been out shooting, get home only to discover in Lightroom or Bridge that all the images you captured, that you were … Read more Drip!