Goodbye through photographs

I am writing this about 3,000 miles from home. I live now just outside Toronto, Canada but I was brought up in an area of North West England just north of Manchester. I went to school in Bury and for most of my life I have held an association with the Bury area. My parents…

Business Travel in photographs

I don't know if this applies to everyone, but I wonder if there's a time in every photographer's life where we start to look for projects and not just images. I hope it means that from the perspective of our own creative journey we've progressed beyond the point where we concern ourselves with f-stop, shutter…

In Praise of Nikon Picture Control

I confess, I rarely read my camera manuals unless there's something specific I need to know. For instance, I knew that you could change the default output picture style on a Nikon DSLR - everyone knows that, right? - and I knew that you could adjust those default styles. But then I had never taken…

Once more with meaning – black and white

I've written before about the power of black and white photography when it comes to conveying emotion. Back in April, on St George's Day in fact, a lunatic in a van ran down people just going about their everyday business on Yonge Street in Toronto. Why he chose that way to express his frustrations maybe…