Tag Archives: monochrome

Street portrait – the look

Asking a stranger for their permission before you take the photograph always changes the dynamic in street photography.  Why not give it a try…? Taken with the Fuji X-T1 and the XF 56mm f/1.2 portrait lens. Click to view full … Continue reading

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Portrait of the day – the boatman

Taken with the Fuji X-T1 and the XF 56mm f/1.2 portrait lens. Click to view full size.

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London Street Photography – Nighthawks

Street photography can be a strange and intimidating experience. One technique you can try to make it easier and more focused is to set out with a specific subject in mind and then allow the shots to form around that.  … Continue reading

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Berlin in monochrome

The fact that black and white photography is thriving so many years after the advent of colour film is testimony to the impact that this medium can have when trying to capture memorable images.  Berlin as a city lends itself … Continue reading

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It’s all about the light

The difference between a good photograph and a mediocre one normally comes down to one thing – the quality and direction of the light.  This can be illustrated quite easily by looking at two photographs taken within minutes of each … Continue reading

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Phototip 2 – using water as a creative medium

West Pier Brighton, England Taking photographs of moving water can be a very satisfying way of expanding your creative expression and is relatively straightforward. I was looking to create an atmospheric shot that was worthy of the abandoned pier. This … Continue reading

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Parliament Hill Fields

A Winter Tree on Parliament Hill Parliament Hill Fields Rumbling under blackened girders, Midland, bound for Cricklewood, Puffed its sulphur to the sunset where that Land of Laundries stood. Rumble under, thunder over, train and tram alternate go, Shake the … Continue reading

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Phototip 1 – daylight long-exposure

Click for full size image THE Thames nocturne of blue and gold Changed to a harmony in grey; A barge with ochre-coloured hay Dropt from the wharf: and chill and cold The yellow fog came creeping down The bridges, till … Continue reading

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