Monthly Archives: February 2009

This was almost my first choice of picture of Ossian from last year’s project. I was persuaded that althought this was the most interesting or unusual picture, the one I actually went with was a more pleasing picture of Ossian himself. That was the right choice since a portraitist is trying to take pictures that…

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  • I really like this one – he seems at home in a tree 😀

Well, you have been good haven’t you! And since I promised yesterday I suppose you’ll want to see pictures of Austin, Richards dog from yesterday’s shoot. Austin is a spaniel, with an amazing sandy coloured nose that I would never tire of stroking. His eyes are just perfectly designed for successful scrounging sorties. They match…

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I can’t tell you how excited I am today. After work (which went well too) I met Richard, his son and dog for an actual photo session together. It’s been a while since I spent an hour just focusing on photographing someone and it felt great to be spending time doing it again. Richard is…

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In the last “little lesson” I looked at how important it was to have a clear subject that you expected the viewer to be drawn to. If there are too many competing subjects, then the viewer finds it confusing. Another related aspect of composition is that the subject shouldn’t be surrounded by distracting elements. Let…

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I often drive by the lochside at the mouth of loch long while working, and there is often a naval supply ship docked. Imagine my surprise a few weeks ago to round the bend and see an aircraft carrier in front of me. It’s HMS Illustrious and I don’t expect to see it in Loch…

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