Category Archives: Photographic art

Posts about photography as art

Ringing the changes


IT CAME as a shock when these giant bells suddenly launched into a deafening clangour while I was photographing from the tower in St Mark’s Square, Venice, but it immediately struck me that this was a rare opportunity to represent … Continue reading

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Shooting lightning


I WAS in Greece for a month from mid-October and I was lucky to have fabulous weather while I was there. There was a real “Indian summer” right through the islands for the first week and though it got a … Continue reading

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Three sunsets in one


You don’t take a photo, you make it – Ansel Adams You don’t take a photo, you fake it – Paul Cowan I THINK my version is probably more apposite today. Everybody likes a good sunset, don’t they? Just as … Continue reading

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Now for something different…


I’m planning to put a little effort into building up a catalogue of science shots. Initially I will be shooting microscope slides, using the MP-E 65 1-5x macro lens (i.e., working entirely with photographic gear, not shooting through a microscope). … Continue reading

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Slaves to technology


PHOTOGRAPHERS are slaves. Willing ones. They eagerly await every extra megapixel or touch-screen gimmick and then rush to buy into the new dream. After all, you can only get the best results from the best equipment, right? Well, maybe. Sometimes. … Continue reading

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Another art photo …


I’ve been neglecting my portfolio over at Fine Art America recently but I’ve just added this, shot in black and white with my Mamiya C220 TLR. It’s available for sale here.

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Digital Black and White


“DIGITAL for colour, film for black and white, digital simply can’t match the tonality of B&W”. So goes one claim I have read on the net and, on the face of it, it seems true: black and white conversions from … Continue reading

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