Category Archives: black & white

A healthy crop.

Is the world made up of rectangles?   Of course it isn’t, but our digital cameras make us look at the world as if it was, because most digital camera sensors are rectangular.   The sensor may be in the classic 35mm film format proportions of 1×1.5, or in the somewhat squarer 4×3 proportions of most compact digital […]

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Tripping the light fantastic

Working in the studio I try and keep my lighting simple.  It’s easier, and helps me concentrate on getting the best images for our portrait photography clients.  It’s very interesting how you can change the feel of an image by some simple lighting changes.  I’ll illustrate this with some recent portraits. In this first image […]

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Here comes the sun

In the old days of photography, Kodak’s advice about taking pictures was to shoot with the sun behind you.  This was because lenses weren’t very good, and film was not very sensitive to light, so you needed lots of light on the subject.  This resulted in nice, well exposed, shots of your friends and family squinting into the […]

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I’m just a regular guy.

It’s great to be a family’s regular portrait photographer.  I recently photographed one of our clients’ third child.  I photographed her first child in 2004, and we had a great time.  He was about 19 months old and was interested in everything.  At one point he fell into our – very shallow, and safe – stream.  This was in the […]

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