Today I praise the humble tripod. For many photographers a tripod can be cumbersome but essential to keep the camera stable. It can also be used to slow down your photography and become more in tune with your subject.
A short reflection on some of the objects that I have carried through my life. Could I ever get rid of them? Could the photographs I have taken of them replace them?
The year has turned and we are all stepping tentatively into 2023. Before I travel too far into the new year I thought I would spend a little time looking back on the past year. This, therefore, is a short walk through each month of 2022.
I am always fascinated by the process of photographing; why I photograph and what actually goes through my mind as I choose to take a particular photograph.
Everything the photographer sees through the viewfinder becomes a part of the photograph, including “clutter”!
Take time to really look at photographs. It’s good for you and it’s good for your photography.
The road from the west to the Mossy Well runs through woodland. Once the trees would have extended much further. Now the Mossy Well has become the North London suburb of Muswell Hill and the forest has shrunk to two small patches along either side of the main road from Highgate tube.
Late one Saturday afternoon I took the half hour train ride out of London to the small town of Hertford for a walk along the River Lea.
Wick Wood didn’t really exist thirty or so years ago. It was planted as part of the building of the M11 extension. Before that it was open land, some it marshy. During the second world war gun emplacements were located here to defend London and the nearby docks.
A short walk along the New River …