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Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2018

Bolton Food and Drink Festival runs over the August bank holiday weekend each year. It's been running for 13 years now growing into the major event it has become. Since 2005 the event has grown rapidly to over 200 stalls spread around the town centre. Most importantly, the Bolton Food and Drink...

ALEX MACLEAN – PILOT & PHOTOGRAPHER

Some stunning images here from US photographer (and pilot) Alex Maclean. I love these images and they take me back to my early days when I used to do quite a bit of aerial photography for our commercial clients at Studio Twelve, Chorley. We used a light, high winged plane flown...

Ravenscar Seal Colony – 17th June 2018

The Seal Colony, Ravenscar. We took the long climb down to Ravenscar's rocky beach on the 17th June, 2018. The weather was great but this is definitely a hard climb and probably not suitable for prams and people who cannot manage the steep inclines and steps. Once we were down on the seashore it...

Close Up & Macro Photography

I will write down my experiences as I attempt to get to grips with the techniques required to record good quality close up photographs. The camera I have is a Fuji X-H1 which does not easily work with a reversed lens therefor I will use set of extension tubes...
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Visit to Port Mulgrave, North Yorkshire Coast – 21st June 2018

Port Mulgrave In the early 1850s Sir Charles Palmer opened his first ironstone mine on his coastal property at Rosedale Wyke. The harbour costing £45,000 was built within a year & was formally opened in 1857. It was built so iron ore could be cheaply transported, by sea, to Jarrow...

Don McCullin – A British Photojournalist

BIOGRAPHY Sir Donald McCullin, CBE, Hon FRPS (born 9 October 1935), is a British photojournalist, particularly recognized for his war photography and images of urban strife. His career, which began in 1959, has specialised in examining the underside of society, and his photographs have depicted the unemployed, downtrodden and the...

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson, August 22, 1908 (Chanteloup-en-Brie, France) – August 3, 2004 Is considered a master of candid or street photography. He was an early user of small format (35mm) film and used a Leica camera for many years. He pioneered the genre we now call street photography, and viewed photography as...

Young Photojournalist Photography Students Work On Show

London College Degree Graduates Work On Show: The LCC Degree Shows 2018 runs until 2 June. This article is from the BBC website and shows some work by new graduates of the London College degree course. This is a quote from the BBC website: "Work by students on the Photojournalism & Documentary Photography degree...

A Suitcase Full Of Photographic Wonder – A Story From the BBC

Check out this story about a suitcase full of photographic wonder re-discovered after being stored in an attic for more than 30 years. These are great pictures by John Turner and absolutely show the value of 'street' photography. Recording the times, capturing moments, lovely light and subject awareness -...

Choosing A Camera – A personal Perspective

There are quite a few articles coming here on the subject of choosing your camera, whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced photographer. This is always a personal choice and everyone's priorities differ. This is an insight into how I went about making this choice after deciding I...