RPRT Photography

RPRT Photography

When I was younger, sometime in the last sixty years, I used to take a lot of pictures. And every so often one would stand out from the others: it would glow and shimmer and utterly amaze me. I remember the first time this happened. I was in Wales in 1958 and we had...
Travel Art

Travel Art

Susan and I have just come back from a short vacation to Cuba and the Caribbean. As part of our trip, like always, I have taken many pictures. I think some of them are very nice and worth working up into prints. But that has got me thinking about when an image becomes...
Thoughts on a Picture

Thoughts on a Picture

This past Christmas had several days of beautiful white snow. I am sure there were many who did not appreciate it but I found it wonderful. It was a chance to get out into the winter with a camera and try to capture it: not just get a picture of it but to actually...
Art and Style and Photography

Art and Style and Photography

As you have seen, in these pages I have mused about the meanings of Art and Style as it relates to photography. Recently my good wife got me thinking about this subject again. You see, the other day I was out taking pictures of railway tracks. Strange, you say? Well,...
Why am I Shooting Film?

Why am I Shooting Film?

The Canon EF is a lovely camera to shoot, although it is more work than a modern Digital SLR. All of the pictures on this post were taken with this camera pictured. It began as a desire to try out some of my old cameras and to revisit a world I left back in the...
Looking at Art

Looking at Art

If we are seeking the connection between art and photography, perhaps we should not look just at the “photography”: perhaps we should also be looking at the “art”. In any equation we have to treat each side the same. And so I have developed the habit of...