3 lots of 3 things to think about
The final result? – a print
I was recently asked for some quick tips to take better digital B&W photos…
3 general tips
Think of shadows as ‘real objects’ and part of your composition. Take more photos – explore how colours and textures can be recast [...]
Chapter house steps at Wells Cathedral, England
I’m not producing a travel blog this year – however I am touring bits of the southwest of England and will no doubt get some interesting photos on the way (yes I do take holiday snaps)
Many years ago, one of the architectural images that inspired me was [...]
Making use of your business advantage.
In my 5 Big mistakes made by aspiring pro photographers, I list number one as ‘Passion does not make a business’ and point out the common mistake in thinking “I love doing this – people will pay me”.
It’s true that you need to consider much more if you [...]
Making your photography business stand out from the rest does require some care
The photographer in the orange hat
I’ve mentioned before, how there are many perfectly competent photographers out there, and that you need to give potential clients a reason for picking you.
Whilst you may come up with ideas to help yourself [...]
I’ve just got back from the new peoples’ photography gallery at the old city library in Leicester.
I’ve produced 8 large prints for them, which turned up yesterday after being mounted and laminated
The largest is a 3 metre wide print of Swithland Woods in Leicestershire.
Two large prints. John o'Gaunt viaduct and Swithland [...]
We’ve had an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 on loan from Epson UK for a while, and I’ve just written up quite a long review of how well it does in producing colour and B&W prints
Review link: Epson Stylus Photo R3000
9 ink cartridges
One of the key changes from the previous R2880 printer [...]
Extreme macro – microchips
The long edge of this chip is 2.1mm long
Every so often we get asked if we can photograph an unusual object.
It’s something I enjoy doing, since it gives me a chance to experiment and perfect new skills.
It also has the advantage of being paying work ;-)
Are there too many professional photographers for the size of the market today? Why analysing at your own business directions and performance is vital if you are going to carry on working in photography. The tide is coming in and the beach is looking crowded… [...]