Colour in Street Photography

I don't consider myself to be primarily any specific species of photographer. I shoot sports and love it. I shoot landscapes and love it. I shoot birds and wildlife, nature and urban scenes and I enjoy them all. I'm not a portrait photographer and I'm too old to be shooting weddings, but I have done,… Continue reading Colour in Street Photography

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… Continue reading Goodbye through photographs

Photography mini-project – Waiting for a gardener

Quick posting this time, not an essay. I recently went home to England for a week to visit my father who is now in a nursing home and, to be honest, not likely to come out again. There's a lot of stuff I could write about Dad, about his career, his personality, how he and… Continue reading Photography mini-project – Waiting for a gardener

Turton Tower

Turton Tower is in Lancashire, England near to where I grew up. I had never really appreciated just how lush, varied and colourful was the English landscape until I began to make photographs. The price they have to pay over there is, of course, many more rainy days than here in Ontario. This past winter… Continue reading Turton Tower

Photography Project 26 – F is for…

Form As we've touched on previously, not all photography and certainly not all art, has to represent the true form. There's an obsession in today's photographic world with sharpness and contour; if a photo isn't 'tack sharp' then there's something wrong with it. Certainly you'll find any number of 'experts' on the Internet these days… Continue reading Photography Project 26 – F is for…