Photography Clichés

Photography Clichés

I was going through some old images the other day and noticed something. I saw a pattern that I never noticed before. Although I push myself not to create the same things over and over again, I must admit that I have my favourites. Favourite composition, favourite edits even. Unfortunately for me, some of those [...]

The Unexpected

The Unexpected

If you’ve been in photography for a while, you will know by now that not all images are planned. I pride myself on planning and visualising my images before creating them. However, I’ve recently noticed that my personal favourites are the ones that are unplanned. There’s something about the unexpected part of this image that [...]

A city’s icon

A city’s icon

Whether you've been to London or not or seen it in the movies, most of us recognise the building in the image below. St Paul's Cathedral is one of the most known and iconic cathedrals in the world. St Paul's cathedral sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the city of London. Its [...]

Imitation vs Flattery

Imitation vs Flattery

They say that Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This is a quote that I have been questioning in the last few days. Although we are encouraged to be surrounded by a lot of different style of photographs to train our eye, the question I have is, does it really help in the creation [...]

Reflections

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alvin Langdon Coburn

An accomplished photographer by the age of eight, Alvin Langdon Coburn was an American photographer that invented a kaleidoscopic mirror to take ‘vortographs’. He took up photography at the age of eight after being given a 4 x 5 Kodak camera. At the age of sixteen,  he was introduced to pictorialism  by his cousin F. [...]

London at Night

For a while, I've been wanting to do some night photography. However, I was a little uncertain of how it would work with my love of photography. Even though I've seen some pretty impressive images by some great artists. The more I put it off the more I wanted to do and I finally did. [...]