Monthly Archives: September 2014

Patterns in the garden

I’m fascinated, as you know, by patterns.  It’s one of many subjects we will be covering at the photography course I’m running at Ham House in south London on 3rd October (there are still a few places available!). Today’s picture … Continue reading

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Old airfields

A few years ago, I was working on a project to photograph Battle of Britain airfields as they look today.  This involved a fair amount of research into where 1940s airfields were located, and then a lot of travelling around … Continue reading

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Changing seasons

For me, this weekend has felt like the first onset of autumn.  I’ve been on the Suffolk coast with family where the misty mornings over the Alde estuary, the sharpness of the cool morning air, and the first hesitant reddening … Continue reading

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View through glass

Photographing those “little details”, which you might normally miss in a scene, intrigues me as you know.  I think it is because they challenge you to look at something in a new way. Today’s picture did that twice over.  First, … Continue reading

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A path of light

In contrast to the last posting, there’s not much colour to be seen today; in fact, the image almost appears monochrome, apart from a fringe of green.  It’s another photograph from my trip to Paris in the spring, taken in … Continue reading

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Colours that call you

When I’m teaching, people often ask me about black and white photography – do I like it, when do I use it, do I set my camera to monochrome before I shoot etc.  These are all good and important questions, … Continue reading

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Love it…or hate it

I think today’s post is one of those you will either love, or hate.  There’s not much to it, just a simple observation of a Paris street corner when I was visiting the Place de la Bastille back in May. … Continue reading

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A place to sit

Today’s picture is an old one, but I like it.  In fact, I took it sufficiently long ago that I cannot recall exactly where it is, other than that it’s in Britain and I think on the south coast. But … Continue reading

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Autumn photography course

I am privileged to be running an autumn “Introduction to digital SLR photography” course at the National Trust’s magnificent Ham House and Gardens on 3 October this year.  A course I ran at the property back in the spring was … Continue reading

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View point

Looking back, beaches were a big part of my childhood, or at least they made a big impact on my impressionable mind.  My beach exploration began in Devon and Cornwall as a toddler accompanied by my parents, and continued on … Continue reading

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