Category Archives: Photographic art

X rated Fuji trip

X rated Fuji It has been a little quiet on my website over the past month or so as it has been quite a busy period for me. One stand-out experience was an epic X rated Fuji trip to the Oberland region in Switzerland. You can imagine, this gave me a great opportunity to flex…

Photographic memories

Photographic memories – A Year on! Time to reflect on some photographic memories. It’s nearly a year since we had the privilege to take a pilgrimage to northern France in our VW camper-van. In particular the First World War battle grounds of the Somme. This venture was a holiday that had a major impact on…

Composition of colour

Colour and how it works for good composition Outdoor Photography for all seasons The four seasons vary and we may all have our different favourites depending on the images we like to produce. One of our unique qualities that can define us as an artist or photographer, can be our personal likes or dislikes for…

The Driving Force

  The Driving Force – It’s that bare time when the Christmas tree, decorations and unused wrapping paper get assigned to the boxes, cupboards and lofts, not to see the light of day until September when the TV adverts remind us that Christmas is a mere day or two away. Due to an ‘orrible lingering cold…

On Composition

On-Composition Good composition is one of the most challenging topics of discussion and debate on many photographic workshops. I have lost count how many times I have read on participants’ booking forms preceding the workshop that they are okay with the camera technicalities but want to address how to improve their composition. From a tutor…

The elusive next level!

Next level? Searching for the elusive next level often gets bandied around like it’s an achievable goal. A hope that by stepping up a level will lift us to a better photographic status. The amazing thing is when you meet somebody with maturity in any field, they generally play down any notions of being on…

Artistic Herbs!

  I like to read books. Non-fiction mainly, as well as historical and modern-day books about art and photography image making in particular. I recently read a book where the artist hardly mentioned the medium (photographic) he uses to make his images, preferring instead to concentrate his writings on how he expresses his art rather…

Of course it’s not art, is it!

During a Dorset Arts Week exhibition a few years ago, I had a chap enter the gallery and individually inspect all 40 of my images on display. I watched with interest as he spent nearly 45 minutes scrutinising every detail from no more than 4 inches away. Finally, he walked up to me and said,…