Books will Do That

Books will Do That

I bought a book the other day and, as books will do, it got me to thinking. I shouldn’t buy books. No, no that is not the thought. I got to thinking that I don’t really know what I’m talking about. At my age that is a rather discouraging discovery. But this is what...
Whose Art is It Anyway?

Whose Art is It Anyway?

Every so often I feel like shooting a roll of film. I know it is an affliction that seems mad to many but I enjoy it. It is always fun and it takes me back to my early days in photography. Now, black and white film does not suit every subject and one must chose...
Thoughts on a Photograph

Thoughts on a Photograph

I want to talk about a picture. Not any picture but one of those special pictures. Every so often I come across one that catches my eye and gives me pleasure. It is not enough to glace at it. I want to stare at it, think about it, experience the feelings it evokes. I...
Photographing the Dance

Photographing the Dance

Motion is captured in the gossamer fabric flowing around the dancers while music can be heard in the beauty of the form. The woman seems to be floating on the wind. Dance is movement set to music. Those two things, movement and music are essential to the activity....
Shooting the A35 F

Shooting the A35 F

The A35 F, like the other Canonets, is a solid little camera. All black and shiny, around your neck it is real photographic “Jewellery”. When I write about a camera I live with it for a few days. I only write about one that I have, so the first thing I do...
Still Life

Still Life

Learning to be a photographer is not as easy as it may appear. Learning to find your own photographic voice is harder still, and, very elusive. A whole industry has grown up around the concept of teaching you to be a great photographer. But, is it something you can...