A camera is a tool you can use to learn how to see without a camera – Dorothea Lange
Three years ago I started a personal project. I set out to photograph all the river crossings, ancient and modern, across the Tweed between Kelso and Berwick upon Tweled. This is the story so far – and what happens next.
Its the middle the day in the middle of summer. The sun’s shining and you’re out with a bunch of friends intent on taking some photographs. And the light’s dreadful. What to do?
George Barr’s approach is to take 52 images from photograhers both well- and less well-known. We come away with an armoury of potential approaches to reviewing our own or other peoples’ photography.
Aiming to take sharp pictures? Here’s a comprehensive list of things to watch out for to get that tack sharp image to wow your viewers.
I’ve been taking photographs for more years than I care to remember. I have a particular inclination to monochrome and architecture. However, I am beginning to appreciate the colours and the wide-open landscapes of our newly adopted environment in the Scottish Borders.
I do not document anything. I give an interpretation.
Influences and motivations
Is it realistic to expect a photographer to concern himself with his viewers expectation about the nature of photography?
Looking is one thing; seeing is another.
When you start out it sometimes feels like other photographers are deliberately hiding the details of their craft from you. It takes a little time to realise that the most important feature of the camera is the viewfinder.
This website and opinions
I’ve put this website together as a place to develop, record and share some of my thoughts about photography. You’ll find very little technical content on these pages – others do that sort of thing much better.
You’ll also not find too much about the camera hardware I use. It just really doesn’t matter! The images on the site were created by a variety of cameras including Canon DSLRs, Canon and Fuji compacts, and an inexpensive secondhand Samsung mobile phone, and even that’s probably more than you need to know.
I’m not entirely sure it needs saying but the opinions expressed in these articles are mine (who else?); any errors or egregious content are mine alone.
I am very happy to take on photographic commissions. If you have a project you think I might be suitable for, please just get in touch.
I also design websites and advise on strategies for making the most of the internet. Find out more at the Nick Prior Designs website.
Nick Prior Photography is featured on the Fotobuddies website. This site is dedicated to sharing the work of a number of Scottish photographers, mostly based in the Borders and Edinburgh.