Lightroom 6 – a few thoughts.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

It’s been available for a little while now, and maybe the question you’re asking is: Should I bother with Lightroom 6? Is it worth the money? Well, as a long-term Lightroom user, I’d automatically say “Yes, of course”. But is it? I mean, is it any *better* than the last update of LR5? Well, it ...

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WordPress in a day – How this website got made.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Well, I was sceptical. I’m a confirmed ‘code-numpty’*. If this was music, I’d be merrily banging the wrong side of the triangle… With the wrong beater. But,  Reading this now,  I guess that the course was a success. So, what happened? Was it witchcraft, hard work or did Rebecca just drag me, kicking and screaming, ...

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This much I know: Expedition photography.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Go on… Go. Go away. Far away. Pack your bags and leave. Get in the car, on a bus, take a train or plane. Start walking. Get on your bike. When you get there, keep going: Kilimanjaro. Machu Picchu. Mount McKinley. Djenné Mosque. Cromer. Now, have you remembered everything? Because now you’re a really long way ...

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If they build it…

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

…they will need qualified construction managers to over see it: The story of SEATS+ In September 2014 I was approached by Responsible Solutions to bid for a photography contact. It would involve making photographs of major construction sites across the country to be used in a training package for construction managers called SEATS+. The partners ...

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Wool, denim, leather

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Back in November I was photographing a conference on resource efficiency – doing more with fewer resources – when I sat in on a seminar given by Mark Shayler. Mark is a designer and consultant and his angle on resource efficiency is Emotional Durability – basically how we stay ‘in love’ with consumer durables for ...

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From the archive: The best from the past, 2

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Part two: Matilda Brown; composer, explorer. It’s a draughty and dreary Saturday in November 2010, and I’m in a flat in the south side of Glasgow; I am accustomed to working with the flat’s resident, but this will be the first time I’ve made her portrait; every other picture of her up to this point ...

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From the archive: The best from the past.

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Part one: the late Stan Tracey. I thought I’d lost this one; I had to search three separate external hard drives, and five Lightroom catalogues with over 100,000 images on them to find it. It is, simply, unrepeatable. I’d only vaguely heard of Stan Tracey when I was asked to photograph the Everybody’s Reading festival ...

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So, not just Winnipeg?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

The funniest man you’ve probably never heard of. He’s six foot two. He’s got a shaved head and little wire glasses. Apart from looking like a cross between Gandhi and the looming Seventies presence of a “skin’ead”, he’s also funny. Very, very funny. His name is Rob Gee. I’ve worked with Rob for a few ...

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