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Thoughts on Landscape Photography

January 22, 2013


I’ve been looking again at books I read on the Landscape module of the OCA photography degree course. I’ve been getting my mind back into landscape mode for my trip to Scotland in two weeks time. The book I’ve just re-read is the Oxford History of Art Landscape and Western Art. This is a good overview of […]

Thoughts on the cultural significance of landscape

January 14, 2013


I have yet to enrol for Photography Your Own Portfolio which would be my last module on the OCA degree course. I expect to do so in a few months time and hope to complete the course by the middle of next year. Through research and reading I’ve been gathering ideas which could be of […]


November 24, 2011


I came across a website which set out advice from Magnum photographers for young photographers. see I was particularly struck by David Alan Harvey’s thoughts. He is so strong on the overriding need to have something to say with  your photography. This was the central point I gained from my workshop with him in […]

Landscape Revisited

October 13, 2011


I have been reading John Blakemore’s classic work Black and White Photography Workshop. Whilst I am unlikely to use the great advice on darkroom practice and traditional printing, the book contains much of interest. I plan to post my thoughts on his ideas after I have seen his retrospective exhibition showing in London – it […]

Paul Graham Television Portraits

August 31, 2011


I wonder if my selection of portrait photographers for review listed in my previous post – Dijkstra, Avedon, Struth et al – is setting me down a track for my Ironman portraits which is predetermined. Most of these photographers have adopted a strictly formal approach to their portrait series – same pose, same crop, similar […]

why photo-graph?

August 10, 2011


This is my new blog in which I will record my inspirations, experiences and learning as a photographer. The title refers to two aspects of photography. photo refers to light (phos means light in greek).  Light falling  on light sensitive film or digital sensors is the means by which photographs are created. The quality of […]