This shot at the top is the full frame photo. The next three are all crops that I made with different proportions. I cropped them as an experiment, following on from to my last article on Proportions, Space, Framing. You may like one crop more than another. The musicians in the photograph were taking part in the Cambridge Mill Road Winter Festival. I was so intent on the two men in the centre talking to […]
Tamara noticed a group of Santas as we walked from the National Gallery. Shot with my iPhone. It was, as you might expect, very dark, so I duplicated the shot in Photoshop and masked back to the original image around the couple.
I watched this woman sketching on the street in Cambridge during the Mill Road Winter Fair. She was drawing in her sketchbook whilst looking at the people across the road at a food stall. I am pretty sure she is in the Urban Sketchers Meetup group because I spoke with another sketcher further along the road and he told me the group members were dotted about. As you can see, this first image is a […]
Tried out a new camera today. Dismal, dark day, so not the best weather to try out a camera. And the camera has a glitch. It goes dead if it hasn’t been shot for a while, and I have to take the battery out and replace it for the camera to work again. Back to the shop with it… For the moment – a few shots from today.
I had another go at developing this image from 2013. Compare it with the earlier version in The Way Of The World by William Congreve.
Following on from me thinking about image quality, I have been going through old photos. I have a folder of shots using the Panasonic GF1. I never liked the camera, or rather, I never liked the colours that the camera produced. You can find many people complaining similarly if you google for Panasonic image quality. That said, it was OK when the sun was not shining – pretty much guaranteed in Edinburgh. The camera has […]
I sold my Nikon D700 some years ago. I sold it because it was a heavy camera to carry around, too heavy as a do-everything camera. It was fine for when I knew I would be photographing someone or something. But for carrying around casually, it was too much. Also, it was full-frame. That meant that the lens were big and heavy because the circle described by the glass had to cover the large full-frame […]