There’s something to be said for practise

It is easy to underestimate how important it is to keep practising and flexing our creative muscle. As photography/ creating is not a full time pursuit, it is easy to put it on the back burner when things shift in life. For many reasons, this year has been a completely chaotic which threw me off…

Unexpected Challenges

Some would think that the most challenging aspect of photography would either be planning/capture or the processing of images. The most challenging part for me lately has been the naming. Others prefer not to name their images and they are valid reasons not to do so. I’d learned early on that naming is what works…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Albok

John Albok was a Hungarian photographer who documented street scenes in New York City during the Great Depression and later. John Albok was born in Munkacs, Hungary, in what is now the Ukraine. From the ages of 13 to 17, he trained was a tailor’s apprentice and was later drafted into the Hungarian army. He began…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Joseph Byron

Joseph Byron was an English photographer who founded the Byron Company in Manhattan. He was born in January 1847 in England. He was born into a family of photographers. He began his career as an event and documentary photographer in the glass negative era. Joseph Byron made the stage picture a fixture in the lobbies…

The Knight

Living in London means having access to an incredible variety of architecture. If you are familiar with the city, you will know that it boasts of Baroque style (1600 – 1750) such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Georgian (1714 – 1830) found around Grosvenor Square in Mayfair and Belford Square in Bloomsbury style architecture (1811 –…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Antonio Beato

Antonio Beato was a British and Italian photographer. Antonio Beato’s origins are uncertain; he was probably born in Venetian territory sometime after 1832.  His elder brother Felice Beato, at least, was born in Venice, but the family may have moved to Corfu, which had been a Venetian possession until 1814 when it was acquired by Britain. Antonio often used…

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…

Being Present

As individuals that lead second lives online, we are expected to have perfect lives. We all know that life is far from perfect. August is an emotionally difficult month for for me. This year’s has been more difficult than past years. I lost someone very dear to me five years ago and her birthday is…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Antoine Claudet

Antoine Claudet Born in La Croix-Rousse, France in 1798. Early in his career Claudet headed a glass factory at Choisy-le-Roi, Paris, together with Georges Bontemps. He then moved to England in 1827 to promote the factory with a shop in High Holborn, London. In 1839, his attention was caught by the excitement over the daguerreotype and, in the midst of legal wrangling over…

Photography Failures

A key lesson that I learned in photography is that consistency is key. As a way to keep myself accountable and be consistent, I chose to start a photography blog. Before publishing my first post, I did some research. One of the most common advice given were to only share your best images. Same goes…