A-Zaleas at the Isabella Plantation

Level 3 photographyhomework at Richmond Art College Our task was to find approximations to letters of the alphabet in the world around us. I combined this with a photowalk to Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park where azaleas, bluebells and more were in bloom. A couple of the images were from an earlier walk to KewContinue reading “A-Zaleas at the Isabella Plantation”

Aldeburgh and The Place of the Poem

Alan and I went recently for a weekend in Aldeburgh for the fifth in our series, The Place of the Poem. This was my first opportunity to use my mirrorless Nikon Z6:II with the prime 50mm and 35mm lenses and I can say I am really really happy with the new kit. I’ve put someContinue reading “Aldeburgh and The Place of the Poem”

The empowered portrait

Nikon Z6:II, f5, 1/1000, ISO 2000, 100/70-300mm. Nikon Z6:II f6.3 1/1000 ISO 2800 116/70-300mm Nikon Z6:II, f5.6, 1/1000, ISO 600, 300/70-300mm The assignment brief was to enable an individual to create their own portrait, resulting in three pix, one in their chosen environment, one closer and one close-up. I am working with London’s parkour communityContinue reading “The empowered portrait”

Photography and ‘the last seven pictures’

RHACC UAL Level 3 Photography Module 6. Assignment week one. Ten words that define what photography means to me: Beauty, Place, Street, Nature, Lens, Seeing, Truth, Light, Joy, Capture. Freewrite on one of those words: Capture. Capture sums it up. Capture a moment, a place, a person – a soul – so a precious momentContinue reading “Photography and ‘the last seven pictures’”

Beards and Triathlons

This blog is all about a man with a beard who does triathlons.


By Kelly Hargie

Alan Franks

Writer, Musician