Tag: black and white

The B&W Portrait Squares Project

For the past couple of years I’ve been working on what I now realise is a bit of a project to do with black and white square portraits.  This is a topic I first discussed a couple of years ago.  Of course in the age of Instagram the square is

Friday Foto – 10 II 17

For my Friday Foto this week I have chosen a few black and white street photographs from a recent trip to Madrid. Click on an image to get shooting info.   All shot with a Fujifilm X100T or Olympus OM-D E-M1.

Friday Foto – 13 I 17

For this weeks Friday Foto I set myself the challenge of capturing some street photos using some different techniques. Here are four ‘keepers’ from two hours of shooting in London’s China Town. Technique #1: The Fisherman (find a spot and wait for a catch) Technique #2: The Hunter (prowl around looking for

More B&W Squares

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any black and white square portraits or updated my project of images in that style. This weeks post is some of the black and white images from various portrait sessions I’ve done so far this year. Click on an image to get a larger version.

Birmingham Black and White

Having recently acquired the Nik Collection from Google at the remarkable price of $0 (though with a slightly uneasy feeling attached) I thought I would have a go with one of the modules, Silver Efex Pro, on some recent images from a photowalk around Birmingham. Here are the results. All

Is it Important to Have a Photographic Style?

I’ve been thinking about photographic style of late prompted by a few online articles I’ve been reading. There are many photographers whose style is instantly recognisable. I’m thinking David Bailey (at least in his B&W portrait on white background days), Jill Greenberg, David Lachapelle, Helmut Newton and Ming Thein to name

Postcards from Yosemite

The second half of my recent California trip with my son included a few days at Yosemite National Park. Photographically it’s practically impossible to do Yosemite justice in only two days. We spent one whole day alone trekking up to the top of Yosemite Falls and back (a distance of

Paradise Lost

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” John Milton – Paradise Lost Which could well apply to what some people think of the old Birmingham Central Library and surrounding Paradise Circus area which will soon be no more

One Lens, One Model, One Abandoned Place!

September was a quiet time studio wise but here are a few portraits of ‘Brunutty’ taken at The Gem in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. All taken with the Olympus M.ZUIKO 25mm, f/1.8 lens and OM-D E-M5. A focal length of 25mm on a micro four thirds camera like the

Simple One and Two Light Black and White Portraits

Last month I attended a Power of the Portrait workshop given by Trevor and Faye Yerbury in Manchester. For those who don’t know the Yerbury’s are fine art nude and portrait photographers from Scotland. Trevor comes from a long line (he’s fourth generation) of photographers so I guess you could

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