Category: photography

more waterfront adventures

hepworth gallery in wakefield

…long term project to shoot the canal network in West Yorkshire. Some of this I manage to do with the toddler in tow, as these in Wakefield, where there is also a lovely play park outside the Hepworth Gallery.

I will be making these into a book some time. What is interesting is the differences in my editing style …

Temple Works

temple works roof

…designed by Joseph Bonomi the Younger and built by John Marshall between 1836 and 1840, it boasts a two acre main space, and apparently is pretty unique (at least for the time) in that it is held up under both compression and tension.

On the tour, in the main room we we hard-hatted and required to walk to a ‘safe area’ without stopping, just in case anything fell…

365

sunny winter path

…one image every day for an entire year. It is often seen as a kind of rite of passage for a photographer.

In the end I had to abandon this, not because of taking the images, but keeping up with regular editing and uploading proved hard…

shooting strangers

girls walking home

…photographing a stranger can constitute harassment. In general, harassment requires repetition. There are some cases where it may not – for example if I were to I sneak up behind someone at ground level to capture an ‘upskirt’ this could clearly and rightly be defined as sexual harassment. But the defining factor here is that the person concerned would have an expectation that, although they are in public, the public do not have a reasonable right to take picture of their gusset…

the wedding (revisited)

wedding film shot

I also shot a bit of film at the wedding I have talked about in my last post – largely for amusement and experimentation. I think these have actually come out very well – but I can’t imagine shooting a…

the wedding

‘Don’t do it’, they all say… ‘Shooting a wedding for a fried or family member is a baaaaad idea.’ Of course many photographers would love the chance to jump in and shoot a wedding – for may it is seen…

butterley spillway exhibition

butterley spillway in marsden

…one of my images will be featuring in an exhibition at A Month of Sundaes in Marsden, for the Save Butterley Spillway campaign which is trying to prevent Yorkshire Water from destroying this unique piece of Victorian architectural engineering…

iss flyby

iss flyby

As a photographer, like anything, there is always a possibility that nature will not play ball. I think this rates highly as one of those. The International Space Station actually passes quite frequently and visibly, but this was supposedly a…

the cost of my work

girl and chicken at a nightlclub

…I could price this picture as follows:

Canon EOS 1000D – £399 – I think this was about the price when the model stopped being the current one, obviously it is replaced with the 1100D now…
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 – £550 – this is what i paid for my copy.
Jessops afd-360c – £79 – got of lightly here, the flashgun is quite a cheap one.
Kood UV filter – £10 – again, very light. I tend to use a cheap filter for protection in clubs as they get covered in smoke and crap very fast.
Batteries – £1.99 – for the flash, from Aldi.
Taxis to and from the venue – £11
Refreshments while working – £20 – beer basically. ok, I might be stretching it a bit now…

Total: £1070.99

I wonder what the girl on the left (who did download this and put it on her page) would say to receiving the bill?

the evil airbrush

girl with accordian

…And at the end of the day, fashion photography is marketing. Whilst many of us will happily buy a misshapen carrot, if you want to advertise carrots you would show them in their best light. If you don’t like it then just avoid the fashion industry, as it is not going to change. Sorry.
Sozzani’s comment is meaningless. I would warrant that the ‘very few’ who don’t use Photoshop don’t use it because they use something else…