This time our creative prompt is more of a specific challenge – to use a lightpad to create an interesting backlit photo. You may be thinking, “I don’t have a lightpad” but you likely do. A lightpad is just a flat, lit surface to place your subject on in order to back (or through!) light it. You can use any iPad, monitor, TV screen or even a sunlit window as a lightpad.
This prompt is a wide one – the letter T. You can choose anything at all that begins with the letter T and photograph, draw, sing about, bake a cake in the shape of it, etc. I am…
a quiet moment with the sea
This week’s letter to my local care home residents. They are still unable to go out and cannot have visitors so I am trying to bring a little bit of the outside to them. 🙂 Dear Friend, I hope that you are well and managing to find interesting things to do inside during our pandemic […]
Care homes in the UK have reached out to the public for contact from the outside. Residents are isolated from outside contact for their safety and as such, are feeling alone. I can relate. I am sending a weekly letter and photo to four care homes in my area. 💗 Here is the text of […]
From a very brief trip I took this past February – the same one where I trialed a Hasselblad X1D. This however was shot the next day with my Sony A7r2. I am looking forward to getting back out to shoot the English coast, but right now it’s too packed with sun-seekers. I’ll need to […]
I am still occasionally managing to do some landscape work. This is a folly in a gorgeous park not too far from where I live. It was great to be out in nature with a camera, which coincidentally is my new Hasselblad X1D! 😀
Strange and fantastical moments in the studio… how I spend my rainy weekends now that I am working on an MFA…
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a photographer before digital? Before film? One of my photography heroes is Julia Margaret Cameron and she worked before both, with wet collodium. I had the opportunity to experience a little bit of what that was like today.