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The cracked house
4 months, 4 weeks ago 0

In recent weeks I’ve been working on several exciting projects and planning for my year in Asia in February. Since my camera has been inactive, I’ve been enjoying some creativity in Photoshop and sharing most of my photo manipulations to my facebook page. Here’s my most recent image, along with the original stock images found [...]

How to get sharp photos
6 months ago 6
Posted in: HDR Tutorial

As photographers, one of our main aims when we capture images is to make sure that necessary elements in the scene are as crisp as they can be. There are a multitude of ways, both in-camera and in post-processing, to make sure your photos retain the sharpness they deserve. I’ve compiled a list of steps/techniques [...]

6 months, 1 week ago 11
Posted in: Article

Please note that this article is written from an exposure and marketing perspective, not a perspective of sharing photos and connecting other photogs just for pleasure (although I do that as well), which does have subtle but important differences. I was very late in the game with Google+. I started using it a little over [...]

Kuala Lumpur from The Skybar
6 months, 1 week ago 3

New Journal 61 – Looking for good albums and TV series I’m not much of a TV watcher, although I love a good film when I have time to watch one. A couple of years ago Rachel and I started filling airport waiting time, and any other waiting time when reading wasn’t an option, with [...]

Calm Waters
6 months, 2 weeks ago 4
Posted in: Beach, Newcastle, Seascape

New Journal 60 – Waiting in anticipation As the tide begins to recede, we wait. As the sun slowly rises, we wait. Uncertainty sits at the edge of our awareness. Yet, we’re here at this spot because we know that, no matter how slim the chances, something beautiful may unfold. Often it doesn’t and we’re [...]

6 months, 2 weeks ago 0
Posted in: Uncategorized

After a challenging month I’d like to say a huge thank you to the incredible people I’m connected with; be they in real life or cyberspace. There are wonderful times ahead, photography and otherwise. It’s great to have such superb support. It makes life that much more colourful and exciting To photographer friends who are [...]

6 months, 4 weeks ago 15
Posted in: Uncategorized

A small lamp is illuminating my keyboard. I’m sitting upstairs in my parents’ house. The faint tick tock of a grandfather clock downstairs is echoing through the nightly silence. I don’t know what to write. It’s Thursday the 19th of September as I write this. My dad died this morning and I hoped that writing [...]

7 months ago 12
Posted in: HDR Tutorial

To immerse oneself in a beautifully creative mindset and environment:  to learn to express oneself: to truly enjoy the creative process and in the end, to come out with something beautiful or meaningful to you – that is the essence of art, to me. Yet, as you’d expect, there is, always has been, and always [...]

Collywell Bay
7 months, 1 week ago 4

New Journal 59 – In Preparation for the Isle of Skye On the weekend we’ll be cruising up north to spend 10 days on the Isle of Skye. Having just received news that the 14-24 lens that is due in the mail has been stolen, it looks like I won’t get the lens in time [...]

Marsden Rock - Sunrise
7 months, 1 week ago 0

New Journal 58 – Photography as a therapy A reader emailed me to say that not long ago he was seriously ill but on the path to recovery. He found photography a very therapeutic activity that aided in his recovery. While I’m fortunately in good health, I couldn’t have agreed with him more. A few [...]