Local nature photography

Not every photo expedition has to be carefully planned, with the objective thought out before hand and all the necessary kit packed into a bulging and heavy backpack. Getting out of a cosy bed before dawn once the clocks have gone forward is one of the most difficult parts of the photographer's calling. Sometimes, though,… Continue reading Local nature photography

Shooting with a dead format

In 1996 Kodak introduced the Advanced Photo System, or APS. Aimed largely at the consumer market, we could now buy film smaller than 35mm in a single cartridge, load it into specially designed cameras without having to spool film, so no risk of the film coming loose from the end spool, and shoot. You could… Continue reading Shooting with a dead format

What to photograph next?

So now that the rugby league season in Toronto has been brought to a successful conclusion, I'm left with the question as to what I should be looking to photograph over the winter. The Toronto Wolfpack won't be back in town until at least early May which leaves a bit of a void in the… Continue reading What to photograph next?

My first sports photography assignment – The Toronto Wolfpack

Followers of this blog will know that for the past few weeks I have been taking pictures of the Toronto Wolfpack rugby league team's matches at Lamport Stadium. Playing in the English third tier of professional rugby league, mainly against semi-pro teams it has to be said, the Wolfpack have stormed their way through the… Continue reading My first sports photography assignment – The Toronto Wolfpack

Photographic Jazz

There are some times when, to feel fully creative, one needs to just let go of the norms, open your mind to the great possibilities that are out there and break out into something new. I've been reading a lot of work by the Canadian photographer David Duchemin recently, both his blogs and some of… Continue reading Photographic Jazz

Try something new – Infrared photography

One thing I have always been intrigued by is Infrared photography. You know, those magical, fantastical looking pictures of Narnia-like white trees with their ethereal leaves against a black, looming sky. I briefly tried using an ir filter (820nm) on my D610 while on a shoot last year and while I was pleased with the… Continue reading Try something new – Infrared photography

The power of black and white photography – give me colour or give me soul

#autismdoesntendat5 This week I went along to a rally outside Queen's Park, the Ontario provincial legislature building in Toronto. I was there to support my niece and her husband and family in their struggle against the cruel and callous cuts that the Liberal government are making in the funding for autism programs. Of course I… Continue reading The power of black and white photography – give me colour or give me soul