It looks like the 1970s are making a comeback… Recent photography inspired after seeing talks by Joel Meyerowitz and Richard Kalvar, and viewing work on show at Format Festival. To see more visit my Flickr page here.
Just to follow on from the last post, here’s an example of how perspective control can be used to tidy up a photo: I was shooting derelict buildings in Derby and even with a 24mm lens had to tip the camera up to get it all in. The result was a shot where the building appears to be leaning backwards, with noticeable converging vertical lines. [Read more…]
For many years now Adobe Photoshop has been regarded as the bee’s knees of digital imaging. It offers everything you might ever need in terms of image editing, but each successive version has become more bloated and loaded down with features and functions I will never use. [Read more…]
The Format Photography Festival in Derby (throughout March 2011) is offering an array of exhibitions and events around the theme of “street photography”. My eye was caught by one of the opening weekend’s speakers, Richard Kalvar. Not a household name by any means, not even amongst other photographers, but still one of my favourites. [Read more…]
Here’s a selection of my recent portraits, mostly shot in the subjects’ own home. I do love the control of working in a studio, but from the sitter’s point of view it’s more relaxing to stay at home and let the photographer do the work! Most houses have enough of a neutral background to create a “studio” look if required, and sometimes enough natural light not to bother with artificial lighting. [Read more…]