Tag: birmingham

Saturday 6th May, 2023. Coronation Day

At the coronation of King George VI in 1937 Henri Cartier-Bresson famously turned his back on the ceremony and photographed the crowds instead. If you are photographing the celebrations outside of London you have little choice but to do anything else. It is said no one does pomp and circumstance

15 Abstracts

The joy of looking back through your photo library is that sometimes it reveals a theme you didn’t know you had been capturing. Abstracts are one of my favourite genres I follow on 500px so it was a pleasant surprise to see that over the years I seem to have

Street Photography 101: Always review your images

Street photography requires a great deal of patience and resilience. You can easily spend a whole day tramping the streets and come back home with precisely nothing, zero, zilch – no ‘keeper’ images whatsoever. It’s one of the downsides of the genre and something you’ll have to get used to

Birmingham Graffiti 2022

It’s been quite some time since I have taken a walk around Digbeth in Birmingham to photograph its thriving and ever changing street art scene. For those not in the know, Digbeth is a short walk from Birmingham Moor Street Station and styles itself as the “creative quarter” of the

Birmingham, England, 2021

Street Photography 101: Preset your camera

When you are walking the streets, all the while looking for an image making opportunity, the last thing you want to do is have to fiddle around setting exposure, focus, ISO etc when the image of a lifetime unfolds before you! For this reason, I always make sure I have

In Conversation – Birmingham, March 2020

Just what the title says. Some observational photography of people in conversation, either together or via their phones (or in one case “at” me). All taken in one afternoon whilst walking around Birmingham city centre with Fujifilm X-T3 or X100F cameras.

2019 – Year in Review

So that was not just the end of another year but the end of a decade – and what a decade it’s been. In the past ten years our political, economic and environmental landscape has changed beyond recognition. In 2010 Boris Johnson was ‘just’ the mayor of London and preparing

The Knife Angel in Birmingham

Today (Monday 17th June 2019) we wake up to the news that there have been four more stabbings in London and that in Liverpool teenagers as young as 13 are paid money to stab other youths. Meanwhile, as Brexit rumbles on, our Conservative politicians immerse themselves in campaigns, that are

Friday Foto – 10 III 17

Sometimes less really is more when it comes to trying to capture the essence of a building. Especially if that building has an “iconic” status and has probably been captured thousands, or even millions. of times before. Here are some of the more iconic buildings to be found around Birmingham’s city

Shoot What You Know, Shoot Where You Live

The photographer Vivienne Gucwa has made quite a name for herself photographing her home city of New York. I guess if you happen to live in one of the most photogenic cities in the world that sort of helps but a lesson I take from this is you don’t have

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