First Acceptances towards Gold …

Just in from Foto Klub Novi Sad, the first acceptances of new images towards my FIAP / Gold accreditation. The model here is Mason, first in Peaky Blinders mode in Time Gone and then in Penance, a loose interpretation of the Atlas myth.   And this is Devonn in Through a Glass Darkly, part of a modern gangster set. Finally, the really versatile and…

To Sharpen or not to sharpen …

… that is the question. More and more lately, I have been wondering about why we sharpen digital photographs. I don’t believe our eyes see the world with crisp, delineated outlines on every object in the scope of our vision. So, why the need to sharpen every picture we make until it “makes your eyes bleed”? I think we have been subtly engineered by…

Teenyboppers

Results in today from the 64th Singapore International Photography Awards – five images accepted for inclusion in their exhibition, including new picture, Teenyboppers, bringing me up to 39 of my 50 target for EFIAP/silver. Models: Devonn and Ellie.

First .jpegs from the Nikon D800

Still waiting for Adobe to catch up with the software for RAW files, but I couldn’t resist a few test shots in the meantime. Model: Zita Lukacs

Vintage Pin-Up

Part of a series I have been working on, using a faux wet-plate processing finish. Model: Ellie Mae Bates.

Halfway to Silver …

So, to achieve my EFIAP Silver level, I need to have had at least 50 different pictures accepted into international Salons and a minimum of 100 acceptances total. Today, after six weeks, I have hit the halfway mark … 54 acceptances over 25 pictures, with six awards along the way. It’s getting a bit tougher now, as I had a few pictures stockpiled to…

Clearing the Decks

The run-up to Christmas and the New Year always sets me off on a clear-out … not the kind that involves real mops and dusters, you understand … I don’t do that (shudder). No, I have been retiring some more of my images, tucking them away neatly, never to see the light of competition again. Here are a few that, in the early days,…

3rd Queensland International Digital Circuit

I had 39 acceptances in the 3rd Queensland International Digital Circuit, over 14 pictures, including two awards. Five of the photographs were first-time acceptances into FIAP, which means I now have all the qualifications to apply for my EFIAP/bronze at the end of the year. The new pictures (clockwise from top left) : Only Make Believe, Green Hairstreak, Fag Ash Lil, Lady of the Rock and Crossing…

Something different

On Saturday, I spent a large part of the day at David Severn’s studio, photographing six models who had been professionally made-up and styled. This event had been organised by Sarah Swift of Swifty Productions Ltd, a young but vibrant and ambitious company. From top left, clockwise: Liv, Sarah, Kimini, Mara and Heather.