Behind The Image, Photography

The camera at my disposal

If you’ve read my last post, you are up to date on what’s been happening – creatively speaking. Instead of stressing about my current situation and beat myself up, I’ve been taking it easy instead. This attitude is completely new to me as I am one those individuals that like being productive. This probably stems […]

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Photography

Notes from a chaotic mind

They are some days where I just sit in front of my computer staring at an image on the screen. Everything I try just seems boring. On the worst days, the screen is simply just blank and I have no idea where to start. Whether you photograph, draw or paint, those kind of days are […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

Seeing Details in architecture

Our instincts when we first see a scene that draw our attention is to try and fit everything into one image. I for one purchased a wide angle lens for this exact purpose. However, I’ve come to learn that details are just as important as the entire scene. In architecture, details have the power to […]

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Photography

Are we born creatives?

A question that I’ve found myself asking lately! Photography begun for me as a fluke but many years later I found out that my grandfather was an avid enthusiast and my great uncle was professional that run a successful studio. I don’t remember much of my childhood but I do remember a lot time spent […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – James Valentine

James Valentine was a Scottish photographer born in Dundee on 12 June 1815. He studied photography at the University of St Andrews where he became an acquaintance of Thomas Rodger, who probably photographed him in around 1850. In 1851, he founded his business Valentine & Sons Ltd. He then added portrait photography to the activities to his business, […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Albert Lévy

Albert Levy was a French photographer active in Europe and the United States. He was born in France in 1847 and most active in the 1880s and 1890s. He was a pioneer of architectural photography. There are indications that Albert Levy was a photographer who also worked variously as bookseller, editor and manufacturer. He was also working in France in 1876 […]

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