On Dover beach

My husband Alan Franks and I have begun a new project, The Place of the Poem, and for the first illustrated essay, just published, we went to Dover. Here is a gallery of some of the shots. This was an opportunity to work on landscape and some long-exposure, as well as post-production skills in Photoshop.

Term Two: Health and Safety in the Studio

  Electricity and glass can be terrifying and dangerous phenomena. Studio photography is not possible without either. So it is important to know how to use them safely, for legal and personal reasons. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 covers most of the essentials for professional photographers in the workplace. In photography, questions … Continue reading Term Two: Health and Safety in the Studio

Unit 1: Beginners’ night meet-up

Juanita and I went on a beginner's night-time photography class through London Photographic on Meet-Up. We started at Bankside near Tate Modern and moved up the river, finishing at Tower Bridge as the sun finally set. Experimenting with long exposures, ND filter, white balance, light trails. (I put two of these photos on Unsplash)

Unit 1: aperture, ISO, exposure compensation, composition

St Dunstan-in-the-East, London. I've always wanted to photograph this church, built in 1100, burned in the Great Fire in 1666 then wrecked in WWII. Instead of being rebuilt, it was turned into a public garden. Looking through the gothic tracery to the west just after sunrise in the east, the sun catches the burnished top … Continue reading Unit 1: aperture, ISO, exposure compensation, composition

Unit 1: no zoom

RACC Level One Photography Course Week 1: Lecture, Demonstration, Practical exercise with cameras, Focal length , Jargon terminology. Homework: Don’t zoom exercise. So need to get closer with camera. Use for landscape, interiors, group pix, event photography, story-telling photo journalism. Camera - Nikon D5200 with Sigma lens 3.5-6.8 to max 22. Pix taken on 3.5, no zoom.