Overview Amazing just what is right on your doorstep

I’ve just been looking at a new community website and found someone who’s asking for “good locations for photography’.  And there are lots of generous suggestions - most of the locations being the usual suspects.  Which is a shame; the locations offered are great views if you’re out for a walk or having a picnic.  And on the right day, at the right time of year and at the right time of day, they could look good as a photograph. Trouble is, someone else’s idea of a picture won’t be yours - that I’ll guarantee. The suggestions that I make in my monthly column ‘Picture This’ are always based on looking and seeing.  The closer you look, the more you see; and the more you see the more you will find your own unique pictures.

 

Black+White Photography

17th March 2015

I used to use black&white film for everything.  Yup, everything. I don’t anymore, I use colour film and digital.
But I kept up my subscription to Black+White Photography - I’d been hooked from the first issue. The mag gets better.  The Editor, Elizabeth Roberts, reinvented it after it went through a fairly rough patch under the previous editor. I have just been attempting to throw out old issues going back to 2012; I had cleared out earlier ones in 2012.  Clearing them out meant re-reading and 2 years on from the publication date, they are still really valuable and really beautiful. Give it a try.  You will be inspired.