#11: Still Life

Still life is an accurate descriptor for this genre of image. But just because it is Still, doesn’t make it easy. Try capturing a group of youngsters – lambs, sparrows, puppies, children – on the move non-stop. Yet the best of the photos will probably be ‘cute’ if not the perfect picture you were seeking.…

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#10 – Close Up

My photographic style Despite having taken my first photograph sixty-two years ago, viewing the upside-down image of my parents on the family Kodak ‘box’ Brownie, I have never really got to grips with the technical aspects of photography. Given a choice of lens, I’m more telephoto than wide-angle, preferring detail to panorama. So while I…

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Challenge #9 Kitchen Gadgets

The kitchen is one of my favourite places, but not usually for photography. From Assembling a meal, Baking up treats, to Creating craftworks, I spend a fair amount of time in there. So here’s a few of my most useful or most used culinary gadgets. Trio of time savers: Slow cooker that lets me sear…

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Challenge Your Camera #8

Sport I won’t say I’m the least sporty person I know, but I’m come pretty close. Poor balance, problems with proprioception – basically that means I don’t ‘know’ where my body is in spatial terms, and hyper-mobility means team games are out.As for watching sport? Looking back, I’ve watched some ‘major’ events over the past…

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Challenge your Camera #7

Bridges To state that since humans were confronted by bodies of water there have been bridges is just a tad presumptuous. The animal world has been in the construction game for millennia, and in darker recesses there are probably plants, organisms and microbes doing exactly the same.From basic log structures, now rotted into the very…

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Challenge Your Camera #6 Colour Splash

Same destination, different path. I have many excuses for my decision: I don’t have the App for my phone; if I had the App I wouldn’t be going outside in the cold to use it; I’m not going out because I’m one of the few who’s had side effects from the vaccine jab.If you don’t…

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