With the last of the summer bank holidays feeling like a long-lost subtext to an otherwise non-existent warm season; the Faversham Hop festival signifies one last opportunity to see off summer. A welcoming to the light, colour, and flu germs that epitomise autumn in the UK.
Over the August bank holiday weekend some important lessons were learned. People told me not to expect too much from my first portrait shoot. They weren’t joking! I can’t describe it as a complete disaster; I had a lot of fun and learned LOADS, needless to say on this occasion I have created lots of pictures that are genuine… Continue reading The Importance of location
During August my team and I venture out to Cologne, Germany for the annual GamesCom conference. Since taking up photography and buying a few bits of half decent kit, I figured this will make for an ideal chance to find out how much I’ve learned.
The utterly miserable weather has not been particularly conducive to my new hobby of late. In fact the complete lack of good weather has led to my shiny new DSLR camera spending most of its time sat in the corner of my flat.
Grim huh? If there is one thing that you really don’t want to see when you are planning to spend your day on the banks of the river Thames, It’s a rainy forecast. On an English bank holiday weekend when you least want it, of course we get it.
I continue my journey into this new hobby full of expectation and verve. I am, however starting to realise that there is quite a bit more involved than I might have first considered. Before I crack on with today’s subject, I want to take a minute to reflect on what I have assimilated so far.
The second part of our photographic journey round San Francisco involved a bit of candid snapping of the local wildlife. It seems there is even a technique for the simplest things when it comes to photography.
Deserves a quiet night… There are few things more spectacular than the golden gate bridge at night and I was extremely keen to use the excuse of being out in SF to have a first stab at night photography. In hindsight, it might have been sensible to have a go somewhere a little more boring… Continue reading San Francisco – Pt.1 : Night Shooting
In-Door shooting: Spring has sprung in the UK, which means my new hobby has been somewhat put on hold. It has been decided, I am not yet keen enough to brave all this crappy weather. The good news (for me) at least is, tomorrow I will be on a plane heading to mean old ‘frisco, spending as… Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go away
Auto off So, what did I learn this weekend? Quite a lot actually, I am still processing a lot of it, but I did shoot my first pics that stink, with the camera in Manual mode; that was rather pleasing. Kind of like the first time you take the stabilisers off your bike and your… Continue reading First weekend