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Seafront photo-walk weather demands flexibility and a change in focus.

April 13, 2021 - A cold north-easterly is whipping off the sea. The chill wastes no time seeping into my bones. Hands numb, ears feeling...
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Daily local exercise walk. Bored now? Or finally discovering the beauty under our noses?

March 22, 2021 - It’s late morning. Just time today for a short lockdown 3 essential daily exercise walk. Turns out to be 5,548 steps, 3.
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Recent snowfall during lockdown 3 and how photo-stories are best told through photo-series

February 18, 2021 - Snow is not a regular visitor to North West Kent. When it does grace us with its presence, it rarely settles. Instead, i...
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Time to feel uneasy and stray outside of your photography comfort zone?

February 03, 2021 - Showing this photograph strays outside my comfort zone. I feel uneasy sharing something that doesn’t conform to my usual...
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New blog format and a different approach to my photography

January 14, 2021 - I’ll get straight to the point: I’ve decided to change the presentation of my blogs. I feel they are often, though no...
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2021. Time to get back out there. Will you be doing the same?

December 10, 2020 - There’s much talk of vaccines. Speculation that Covid-19 coronavirus will be defeated through mass vaccinations. Hope, e...
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Have I failed if I return home from a photo-walk with nothing?

November 26, 2020 - Is it a failure on my part if, sometimes, I head out for a photo-walk and don’t produce anything from it? Have I wasted...
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Has Photography All Been Done? Can Original Images Still Be Made?

October 28, 2020 - There’s a growing belief about photography, that it has all been done. Whatever genre you can think of, whatever style o...
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The world isn’t tidy. Don’t try to make it so with your photographs.

October 08, 2020 - One genre of photography I’ve never formally pursued is Street. I love Street photographs and follow many street shooter...
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Look closely, is this photograph Of something or About something? Why should you care?

August 18, 2020 - Before reading any further, please take a closer look at the attached photograph and consider what you’re viewing. “App...
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Hard Day's Photography Down by the Thames

July 20, 2020 - The Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ guidelines have been eased in the UK, though the majority of people remain wary. Genuine fear of...
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Can this photograph be both a landscape image and one showing a human story?

June 30, 2020 - When does a ‘landscape’ photograph suddenly become a kind of reportage image? By which I mean a documentary photograph t...
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3 Reasons why I created my first photography project book

June 15, 2020 - Attached are a few pictures of my new photography project book. No, this is not a shameless plug before anyone complains...
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Fun Photography Challenge For All - Just Walk 1,000 Steps

May 26, 2020 - Whatever camera you use and whatever type of photographs you normally take, I urge you to try this fun task. Maybe inclu...
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What on earth was I thinking? This isn't reality.

May 08, 2020 - Have you ever pictured something in your mind that you think is a great idea but which you know can’t, of itself, have a...
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Is Photography a foreign language everyone thinks they can speak?

April 23, 2020 - The next time you look at a photograph, or capture one yourself and review it, think about this comment by American phot...
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What Key Elements Must exist in any Photograph, for it to be considered Great?

March 30, 2020 - Whatever your favourite genre of photography, what do you think are the key elements that must exist in any picture, for...
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What’s this photograph really about?

March 13, 2020 - You might say it’s obvious. The subject of the photograph is a wooden path laid over a pebble beach. And thanks to eithe...
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Do People in Landscape Photographs Diminish Their Value?

February 25, 2020 - Take a look at the two pictures attached. One is a peaceful, morning woodland scene from Kings Wood, Challock, Kent. The...
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Keeping a Photograph Real vs Enhancing its Aesthetic – Where’s the Balance?

February 15, 2020 - This is a picture of the front façade of the old Co-operative department store building in my home town. The store has b...
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Get more intimate. Move closer and discover the real essence of a place.

February 04, 2020 - When we visit picturesque countryside, a great woodland, mountains and valleys, or a spectacular coastline, we know how...
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When you use your camera or mobile phone camera, do you just take photographs, or make them?

January 24, 2020 - What’s your view about photographs that have been staged, cropped, edited, or ‘photoshopped’? Got no problem with photog...
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Would you head for Woodlands to find space? And seek ‘some order in the chaos’?

January 14, 2020 - I recently shared this photograph on social media along with the words: Back into my favourite quiet place. Finding pea...
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Can a landscape photograph really ‘talk’ to you? Make you feel something?

January 06, 2020 - I really like this photograph. Not because I took it: I don’t really like many of my images - there’s always something I...
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How Not to do Landscape Photography

December 20, 2019 - I committed the cardinal sin a couple of days ago. I know better; but proceeded anyway. All the best landscape photogra...
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Black and White Photographs - How Do You See Them?

December 02, 2019 - Do you like black and white photographs? Do you prefer the colour in a scene to be excluded from a picture, to show only...
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