The Way Forward

When I tell people that I like photography, the first thing they normally ask is ‘what type of photography’.  Looking back at the photo’s I’ve taken, that is a very difficult question to answer.  The glib response is that I try and take and take a good shot.  The problem is that it’s difficult toContinue reading “The Way Forward”

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Good light everybody…..good light!

I’ve written in a previous post about the Sean Tucker YouTube videos, and how much they have helped me with my photography. Both in my post-production but more importantly with taking a picture that, where possible doesn’t require any. He also reviewed a book that has had an impact on my photography but also onContinue reading “Good light everybody…..good light!”

Inside Christ Church – Spitalfields

As a follow up to my previous post, which was a long time ago, my son and I went to the church during the day, and we were able to take these pictures. It was quite special to think that my great-Grandparents were married here over 100 years ago and very little, apart from theContinue reading “Inside Christ Church – Spitalfields”

Family Tree #1 – Christ Church – Spitalfields

After a bit of a break from it, I’ve gone back to researching my family tree on Ancestry.co.uk. This is Christ Church in Spitalfields, where my great-grandfather and grandmother were married on Christmas Day 1892.  A lot of family from my Dad’s side are from the Bethnal Green area of London.  It seems that dueContinue reading “Family Tree #1 – Christ Church – Spitalfields”

Photo a week – 4 of 1 – Out of season

This month’s 4 of 1 was a tough decision to make, but I suppose if I want to test myself then I best get used to it. The greater good and all that. As it’s Autumn, I’ve gone with ‘out of season’. I’m on the lookout for ice cream vans with nobody buying etc. ThisContinue reading “Photo a week – 4 of 1 – Out of season”

Photo a week #3 – “Old and New” – 122 Leadenhall Street

The hat-trick is complete…three posts in three weeks! This is another image that combines the old and new architecture of London. 122 Leadenhall Street, or ‘The Cheesegrater’ to give it the informal name, is one of the many post-modern architectural designs in London. ….or so it says on Wikipedia! As this is the third isContinue reading “Photo a week #3 – “Old and New” – 122 Leadenhall Street”

Street Photography in the City of London

The title says exactly what is in the tin really!  Still getting to grips with a 52 project I’d hope to start, but thats stuttering a bit at the moment.  Maybe a bit too much procrastinating (see previous blog post) Anyway, decided to get off my backside and what started off as taking pictures ofContinue reading “Street Photography in the City of London”

“Doyouwannatakeapictureof a snowman…..?”

I watched a very good YouTube presentation the other night about procrastination by Tim Urban who run a very enlightening website called Wait But Why. It’s worth watching if you get the time (see what I did there?) Can’t be bothered to try to find it?  Scroll down, it’s at the bottom of the post! Continue reading ““Doyouwannatakeapictureof a snowman…..?””

A quick nap

This guy must have been REALLY tired to decide he needed a nap halfway across London Bridge! This is the first image I’ve taken while actually concentrating on taking street photography.  I’m actualy quite pleased with it, both in that I took the shot in the first place as opposed wishing I’d taken it afterContinue reading “A quick nap”