Category Archives: Thoughts and Reflections

I am really excited to post my new website. My previous website was really more of a “blogsite” with some galleries and pages bolted on. I am delighted to have a place now that allows my images to be featured, with galleries easily accessed and my blog/journal still central to my online photo presence. The…

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  • Jacqueline O'Donnell

    Hey Mathew, I love it…Your website really captures your passion!

I know, this is a bit dramatic as a title, however, those of you who enjoy taking pictures will know what a pig of a challenge the incredible low light of a wedding reception is. Even with the properly large sensor of my Canon 5D mk2, the shutter speeds can be shockingly slow even with…

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Everyone wants a nice picture of themselves. (What a nice picture of them means is much more complex). You are not a serious photographer, (you only have a phone-camera or a basic compact), you would like to take a nice picture of that person, so you ask them if they will smile for you, you…

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The observations a couple of friends made about processing the landscape images have prompted me to start sharing a bit about the process. This image of the incredibly bizarrely dressed HB shows a screenshot of the before/after comparison in Adobe Lightroom after doing 5 minutes of work on the image. When you shoot in jpegs,…

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I like the fact that my phone has a built-in camera. The oft repeated truism that “the best camera is the one you have with you” works for me too. There have been many times that I have been glad that I have it with me or I might have missed a moment. The only…

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