Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Anne Brigman

Anne Brigman was an American photographer born in Hawaii on the 3rd of December 1869. At the age of sixteen, her family moved to Los Gatos, California, and nothing is known about why they moved or what they did after arriving in California. In 1894 she married a sea captain, Martin Brigman. She accompanied her husband on…

Monday’s photography Inspiration – Frances Benjamin Johnston

Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) was born during the American Civil War. Her  career as a photographer began with portrait, news, and documentary work then turned to a focus on contemporary architecture and gardens, culminating in a survey of historic buildings in the southern United States. In the 1880s, Johnston studied art in Paris and then…

The modern obsession with being a specialist in photography

When asked what sort of photography we enjoy or do, many of us in photography tend to want to narrow the field. The automatic answer is either portrait photographer, landscape photographer or street photographer etc.... This is all well and good, but the tendency with all of us is that when we find what we…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Auguste and Louis Lumiere

As sons of a photographic equipment manufacturer and supplier, Auguste and Louis were constantly surrounded by photography and art and developed an intelligence for technology at an early age. Born in Besançon, France, Auguste (born October 19, 1862) and Louis (born October 5, 1864) moved to Lyon, France in 1870 and attended La Martiniere, the…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Clarence H. White

A self-taught photographer from rural Ohio, Clarence H. White first became famous for his delicate, idealised images of rural family life. He was also known for his subtle portraits of women and children and also as an influential teacher of photography. White had from his early years an appetite for artistic and intellectual pursuits. After finishing high school in Newark, Ohio,…

Are you telling your story through your photography?

"When forced to work within a strict framework, the imagination is taxed to its utmost and will produce its richest ideas" - T.S.Eliot     Choices, choices... We are overrun with choices. The choice of camera, which lens to use, which camera is the best at this and that and we forget the fundamentals of…