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Long Exposure Photography Tips II

For the second part of my Long Exposure tips I’d like to focus on ambient conditions and the necessity of subject. The image I made above is of Aberdeen’s St. Machar Cathedral. In contrast to the images in the first post this was taken on the evening as the Sun

Long Exposure Photography Tips

  When I shoot Street images I use the ISO setting to get really fast shutter speeds. I want to freeze motion and capture one off relationships between the elements in the shot. At the other end of the scale I’m attracted to using extremely long exposure times. A few

June Journal

I haven’t posted a journal entry for a few weeks, so here’s one for June. I’ve edited the shots together as a short movie. Comments and questions welcome.

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My Favourites and How I took Them.

I often get questions about street photography, a lot more than any of my studio work. The main question is, ‘how did you get so close’ or ‘how did you see that composition’. So I thought I’d go through my three favourite images from my portfolio and describe how I

Making Photos in Fog

Most people like to take photographs in nice weather. If you want to make more striking images, adverse weather gives you more opportunities. I like making pictures in the Autumn and Winter when the days are shorter, and the Sun is low. In Scotland the weather changes frequently, photography is

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Aberdeen Photography Project

Two years a go I came to the realisation that I couldn’t continue to use large camera equipment a due to chronic illness and arthritis. I needed a small camera for holiday and bought a mirrorless camera to try and improve my street / documentary photography. I had a succession

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Capturing Unlikely Images.

Capturing street or candid photography requires patience and a lot of practice. To improve your chances always carrying your camera helps. This would be the primary category of Street images that I make. I’d taken a number of photos of people vaping and wanted to capture one that was a

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