As we started walking round the grounds at Gosford House in East Lothian the light started to turn grey, Could we find any contrast worth talking about in the trees?
Going back through my pictures, I’ve been finding it far easier to identify interesting monochrome images to document rather than colour ones. Better? Or just different?
The story behind the image. By daylight the scene is nothing to write home about. But at night, nearly midnight, all those extraneous elements and colours just disappeared, and the atmosphere of the Venetian night took over.
“But it’s just a picture of a wall!” It’s also a picture of ambition moderated by pragmatism, of nostalgia, of seeing how things were, how things are now and how they got there.
The story behind the image. As soon as I saw the negative emerge from the developer I knew I’d got something worthwhile.
The story behind the image. It’s the sort of picture I’ve always longed to be able to make – technically and compositionally appealing.
Try this as an exercise. You’ve got three minutes. Describe your image and give me some idea of what motivated you. Intimidating? Impossible? Here’s how.
Michael Freeman on Creative Photography really doesn’t need more publicity. However this book published way back in 2016 definitely warrants more exposure. Freeman ranges widely across photography considering different approaches to being creative with your camera.
Level horizons are really just the tip of a critical iceberg. Here’s why you should consider going straight.
This year, a new camera has changed the way I take pictures. I’ll not break the habit of a lifetime – this won’t be a camera review – so this is all about how you see.