Monthly Archives: May 2011

Taking inspiration from others

I’ve often heard people say that they try and avoid looking at the work of their fellow photographers because they would prefer that their own work be unsullied by the influences of others. This, they say, is the only way … Continue reading

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Why I keep going back to the Gorges du Doubs…

Anyone who has checked out my images (either on Flickr, my website or anywhere else I share my photographs) will have noticed that I’m not what you might call a ‘location bagger’. By which I mean I tend not to … Continue reading

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Just when you think you know a place…

…sometimes you realise you’ve been missing the best part all along. That happened to me on my recent trip to the Jura mountains. It was a three-centre break, two nights each in Champagnole, Lons-le-Saunier and the Swiss town of La … Continue reading

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The importance of ‘groundtruthing’

‘Groundtruthing’ is a concept that was introduced to me by an ex-girlfriend who just happened to be an ecologist but it’s such an ugly neologism that I was initially sceptical that it meant anything useful at all. In fact, as … Continue reading

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Aesthetics and landscape photography

One area of photographic technique that doesn’t get nearly enough coverage, in my opinion, is aesthetics. So much time is spent debating the merits of lens A over lens B or camera C over camera D that there is seemingly … Continue reading

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Large Format photography and film choice

As a mainly large-format photographer, I thought I’d kick-off my new web journal not by wittering on about the well-worn advantages of view cameras (which can mostly be duplicated by modern DSLR’s anyway, with a little care and forethought) but … Continue reading

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First post…

After much debate, cogitation, angst and, well, OK, procrastination, I’ve finally decided it’s time to enter the Blogosphere… [cue¬†dramatic doomy music] So, here it is. My shiny new blog. Hopefully it will be updated regularly but it will probably go … Continue reading

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