Some time towards the end of last year I was approached by a friend of a friend who helps to organise an annual triathlon in Nepal. Every year they look for a new photographer to try to capture a different feel for the event from previous years. Having had no experience in this area, I had to employ a lot of enthusiasm to get the … Continue reading Photographing A Triathlon
I never agreed with the phrase there’s no such thing as a stupid question. There is. And I also don’t agree that there’s no such thing as a bad photograph. But I don’t agree that there is a correct way to take a photo. Usually I think that a bad photo is caused by wreckless composition or lack of a definite story or subject matter. … Continue reading Take What You Want
……and don’t come out until you’ve taken 24 photos. I read this suggestion in a book called ‘The Passionate Photographer’ by Steve Simon. It’s a great book and a great way to exercise your photographic muscles. I took a roll of 35mm film with 24 exposures and locked myself in my bathroom, which is about 4 metres by 3 metres and didn’t allow myself to … Continue reading Lock Yourself In A Room…….
It may sound like the name for another generic J-pop band with asymmetrical haircuts, but it’s actually a useful tip to help you ease your way into shooting in manual. Not having studied photography, I missed out on photography 101 and basic principals of like the Sunny 16, which is so simple and one of those things that makes life so much easier when you … Continue reading Sunny 16 – Moving Into Manual
‘If you are building a wall you don’t think about the wall, only the brick that you are laying at that moment, and before you know it you will look up and you’ll have built a wall’ – Will Smith, Youtube. Learning anything is much like this – if you keep focusing on where you want to go, then you will likely compare yourself to … Continue reading Learning To Pre-Visualise
If you’ve read Learning To Pre-Visualise Which is about learning to be aware of what you are doing with your camera before you do it and being able to develop the skills to think about the best aesthetic for a shoot by practising looking for things that work visually in a predetermined aesthetic. I am not able to do this and am setting myself … Continue reading Previsualising in Black And White