Lockdown snaps

Simple Lockdown Snaps In my last post I talked about getting out with your camera during lockdown to photograph landscapes - but let's not get pompous and sniffy about cameras - what about simple lockdown…

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Lockdown Landscapes

So what sort of photography can we enjoy during lockdown? Well, what about a session of lockdown landscapes for at start? Many of the things we photographers enjoy have been taken away from us this…

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Flash powder and trilby hats

“Gives a lovely soft light, does flash powder, better than all this new electric stuff,” Dougie would declare emphatically. ‘But isn’t flash powder explosive and a bit dangerous?” I once asked innocently, recollecting the sight…

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Flash Powder

Flash Powder At the Advertiser, the photo-sales were printed by old Dougie. Way beyond the age of retirement, and certainly in his late seventies, Dougie was a formidable character; a former chief photographer on the…

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Poppies and Flash

Even in the simplest of photographs, it can sometimes be the smallest of details that make a very big difference to the overall effect. Take this straightforward picture of the Remembrance Day poppies in our…

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When you are spotted taking a candid shot
Kashmir - peasant woman portrait. She looks at the camera from behind clasped hands showing signs of work and dirt. Vale of Kashmir

When you are spotted taking a candid shot

I had taken several photographs of this Kashmiri woman before she spotted the camera. So what was the first thing I did when she looked at me? Photograph by Philip Dunn First reactions So what…

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Online Zoom Photography Lessons

I am now offering live, online Zoom lessons to photographers wanting to improve their skills and move on to the next level. Now you can enjoy the benefits of real professional photography tuition in your…

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Rainy Autumn Photography Workshop

Autumn colours and people photography were at the top of the list for our photographers last Saturday. Shrewsbury is a beautiful town at any time of the year, but when the leaves fall in autumn,…

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