Moor Park: 6 Days 6 Lenses

You may have seen my 8 photography techniques to try in isolation post. Well as well as trying new things using photoshop techniques on the portraits in my back catalogue I’ve been going out with my camera during lockdown and photographing the places I go on my daily walks. The main place I’ve been to… Continue reading Moor Park: 6 Days 6 Lenses

Photo Challenge Friday: Week 19: Get Closer

It’s Photo Challenge Friday. Week 19’s challenge is to Get Closer. This challenge is about taking close up pictures of ordinary things and seeing if you can make them look stange and unfamiliar. Using objects and subjects you can find in your own house and garden and experimenting with Black and White. Here are the… Continue reading Photo Challenge Friday: Week 19: Get Closer

Q And A With Street Photographer: Alf Myers Photography

Welcome to the second instalment of monthly Photographer Q and A. My second photographer is Street Photographer: Alf Myers Photography. How did you get into photography? That’s a rather simple one to answer – it was holidays. Many, many, moons ago I went on holiday to the Greek island of Corfu. It was in the… Continue reading Q And A With Street Photographer: Alf Myers Photography

Facing My Fears: Part 1: Dogs

I feel as a photographer you should not just photograph subjects you like or things you enjoy. You should also be photographing things you fear. I was terrified of dogs since I was about 7 years old when I went to worden park and I was chased by one until I climbed up a tree… Continue reading Facing My Fears: Part 1: Dogs

Photo Challenge Friday: Week 18: Blur The Boundaries

Happy Friday readers. Week 18’s challenge is Blur The Boundaries. This challenge is about getting super close to your subject such as flowers so they partially obscurre the lens and create blurry blobs. Play with your focus and see what happens in a familiar location. Here are the images I took for this Challenge: For… Continue reading Photo Challenge Friday: Week 18: Blur The Boundaries

Competition Prep

Every season at Preston Photographic Society we have themed competitions. So, in the summer I take my special Lucy and the Lens notebook with the seven competitions written down so I can think about what I want to take and whether I can take a couple on holiday. Sometimes this is easy because the themes… Continue reading Competition Prep

Photo Challenge Friday: Week 17: Play Detective

It’s challenge time of the week again. This weeks challenge from Be a Super Awesome Photographer was Play Detective. This one is about taking portraits of the things people leave behind after they have left a room. You can do this by observing things that people have left on the street or by observing the… Continue reading Photo Challenge Friday: Week 17: Play Detective

Goal Setting

Most people will have set goals at the beginning of the year of what they plan to do through the year. A lot of these goals might now be unattainable due to Covid19. But your year doesn’t have to stop with Covid19 you can refocus your goals changing them up for the current climate. As… Continue reading Goal Setting

Photo Challenge Friday: Week 16: Hard Light

So it’s Friday again and do it’s challenge time. This week for week 16 I did another challenge from Be A Super Awesome Photographer by Henry Carroll which is Hard Light. This challenge is about photographing strong shadows that fall on subjects in hard light using only the windows in my house in strong sunlight… Continue reading Photo Challenge Friday: Week 16: Hard Light

8 Photography Techniques To Try While In Isolation

Today I’m going to talk about some effects I have tried during isolation and rate them in terms of level 0 being the easiest and 5 being the hardest. The first effect I tried was the twirl effect. This is where you turn the landscape or portrait into a twirl pattern. It’s a quick and… Continue reading 8 Photography Techniques To Try While In Isolation

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