Continue reading “An Old Perspective on Portrait Photography”
Mum sees wrinkles, I see Joy
Dad holds up the clean magnifying glass. I’m on the floor photographing at weird angles to try and get a decent shot. What I end up with is a caricature of his nose. Usually this would be culled from my collection – I’m not one for keeping unflattering images of people – but it gives me some idea of the distortions he sees.Continue reading “Blogged Out of 2019”
Continue reading “Feet Planted in Two Lands”
As a photographer I see value in documenting ‘life’ and appreciate that some projects can take a painfully long time to come together. We have been waiting for this rebuild for 9 years!
I’ve printed some of my travel images on fabulous high quality Art Paper but can’t afford to print them all like that (and don’t have space to display them in my home anyway). Snapfish enabled me to produce a series of personal travel books at reasonable cost.
Making individual albums for each of my three children was going to be incredibly time consuming so I made a themed set of three albums that each of them could have copies of.
‘Family Ties’ was a gift for siblings & parents in South Africa, using a number of old photos from our archives that I had collated and digitised during my first trip last year.
For so long I put off digitising photographs because I’m no technical expert, but I sorted a system that worked for me and accepted that it might not be a perfect job but imperfect was better than nothing done at all.
Continue reading “Peek a Boo”
Normally I’d photograph babies with soft light. However there was strong contrasty sunlight coming into this room which combined wonderfully with the dynamic between mum and son playing peek a boo.
There’s nothing like appreciating nature to soothe a weariness of soul.
The lighting was particularly awesome when I took these impressionist photos.
Getting to a small, manageable and orderly collection of photographs was, for me, liberating and it motivated me to work carefully through this next stage.
How many times have you tried to find a particular photo but, after hunting everywhere it still eludes you?