I’m not sure who was busier in my garden over summer. In a frenzy of activity – the bees were pollinating while I was maintaining and harvesting.Continue reading “Autumn Garden Assessment”
Continue reading “Improving My Garden Photography 2”
Autumn has arrived and put me in the mood for some creative garden photography. These are mainly constructed in camera using the multiple exposure mode.
Continue reading “The Drag of Photography”
Some photography tasks are a drag. Not the first one: it’s so easy in the moment to press the shutter … and keep pressing the shutter … and press it some more for good measure.
Continue reading “Street Photography – A Moroccan Town Awakes”
Having a fancy DSLR camera does not give me the right to cross ethical boundaries with vulnerable individuals who in no way could give informed consent to being photographed. The clinic was NOT a street setting.
Continue reading “A Letter About Portrait Photography”
Portrait photography is my favourite genre but it’s interesting how different I feel depending which side of a lens I find myself on. This is my letter to the photographer and the photographed, mentioning some of my thoughts.
Continue reading “The Little Blue Boat”
‘Careful’ said mum, as the little blue boat rocked in my pudgy fingers. Great paddle of her hand scooped it up; beached it back on the shelf and left me adrift in a sea of sentiment.
Continue reading “A Tomato Affair”
I’m eating one tomato that cost me $3.60 “ That’s outrageous”, you say. “At the grocery store you can buy two punnets for $3”. Let me explain. This is a tale of mishandled finances, stress and lost sleep.
Continue reading “Photo documentary – Living through Brokenness”
The Storyteller in me expects my photos to say something. But how do you capture the raggedness of emotions – convey the experience – while being true to photo-documentary?
A vexing issue when photographing in the garden is dealing with ‘greens’. Often in photographs they present as bright, gaudy and distracting. With portrait photography the issue becomes worse because of yellow cast to skin tone.Continue reading “Portraits in the Garden – dealing with the green”
Continue reading “Improving My Garden Photography”
With portraits I love to capture emotion but how do I get the ‘feel’ of my garden with shots of plants? Here I share some technical details of my quest to improve flower photography, knowing that there is still much room for improvement.
Continue reading “Painting with Words”
There’s always one viewer who can’t stand still long enough to sip in a picture. He’s looking for action and fizz – a heady cocktail of light and sound.
Continue reading “Judicious Neglect of My Veggie Garden”
I’m practising judicious neglect in my garden this year – leaving the coriander to flower and go to seed instead of chopping it down after it’s culinary use by date; growing a head of broccoli amongst the tomatoes; allowing strawberry runners to escape their patch: in short mixing plantings up.