Can a single body, a single lens and a single film simulation drive your creativity? In this video I picked my FUJIFILM X-T20, a single FUJINON 27mm f2.8 lens and the MONOCHROME+R film simulation to tell the story of a day out in London at the end of June 2021 as the city began to come out of lockdown and personal restrictions were beginning to be lifted. The choice to restrict my gear meant that only choices I had to make were those of subject, composition, and aperture (I was shooting in aperture priority with ISO set at 400).
I have recently (March 2020) started a YouTube channel. In coming months I will be adding short instructional videos about:
- Lightroom and Photoshop techniques and workflow
- Theatre photography
- Gig photography
- Portraits and family photography
- Wedding photography
- Travel photography
- Landscape and seascape photography
I shot this image in 2007 one during an extended work break in Vancouver. We had a good meal in some bar & grill place. I dusted it off for a Getty stock call but the image. I found out that I used to shoot in JPEG (not RAW) and it’s a little soft and therefore not up to get over the Getty quality bar, but I quite like it nevertheless.
We spent a lovely day walking from our cool AirBnB in Hell’s Kitchen to walk the High Line and the from there to the World Trade Centre, City Hall and then we found ourselves at the Brooklyn Bridge. You can’t shoot it without hundreds of people in the shot, so I just went with the flow.
Ride the free Staten Island Ferry and get this fantastic view of Manhattan
I spent a few days in New York at the weekend. Love those towers of dreams and toil and consumption. I’ve only visited the city a few times but its energy is contagious.
As the winter drags on and I continually fail to get out and shoot anything new, I am left drawling my archives. This is one of my very old shots of the Millennium Bridge and the Sage in Gateshead.
I took this at the bus station with the best view in the world, about an hour after sunset.
One of the evenings we were staying in Havana we took an ancient taxi across from the old town to get a view from the castle back across the canal to the city.
What a lovely place Burano is. It must be awful to be a resident with so many tourists looking in your windows and judging the colour of your house and the state of the decoration, but as a visitor it is such a wonderful place to consider how much happier people would be if houses in other parts of the world were similarly decorated.