Richards Ramblings

A Different Perspective

We are all photographers now. We all have cameras in our pockets and this means that we have to have a different perspective in order to get our work noticed. But what does this actually mean for landscape photographers? This Genre is one of the most subscribed in photography. Youtube is full of videos that just highlight the landscape. In some cases, they are not actually Landscape Photographers in their own right but a wedding, commercial...
August 12, 2019 No Comments

Preparation for a Trip

    The following is my personal preparation for a trip, normally a day. STOP. Before I go any further I want to make it clear this is what I take.  If you follow this list and get into problems I can not be held responsible. Part of any preparation for a trip is understanding what you will be getting into and how to deal with it and come out the other side. Actually, don't follow this list this is my list. Make your own...
August 5, 2019 No Comments

Light

The mainstay of Photography is Light. In its many forms and, either being present or absent on images we all use light to "draw " on the sensor. To give us our images. However light is very transient. To give you an idea of this I was lying on my bed looking out of the window. It was a quiet night and I had not gone out, time constraints and level of tiredness had something to do with this and the "I can't be bothered" syndrome. The tree...
July 29, 2019 No Comments

The River Great Ouse

The dark inky waters of the River Great Ouse flow by, such a cliché, but in this case, it happens to be true. Small clumps of broken reeds move past, making their way on the soft flow, bobbing on the gentle undulations of the water. Mosquitoes dart around while under the surface of the water fish, make small rings that expand outwards as they try to catch the flitting insects. Here, next to the sluice, it is quiet. Not so much quiet but all...
July 22, 2019 No Comments

Am I Competent Enough?

Am I Competent Enough? This is a question that rolls around my head every time I think of quitting my job and going it alone. Am I good enough to follow my passion, give up a well paid, well semi, well-paid job. Give up a car, pension. To become reliant on my ability as a photographer. Bearing in mind there are about 20 Wedding photographers in my town alone. I do not particularly want to do weddings but this is the road I am being pushed. I...
July 15, 2019 No Comments

Ouse fens

The Ouse Fens Nature reserve is approx 10 min drive to the car park, so fairly local to me. However the hike to where I wanted to go is about an hour and and half.  Carrying gear. The reserve is a collaboration between Hanson and the RSPB. Basically gravel pits that are slowly being tranformed into one of the largest wetlands in the country. Pretty cool. I have been there a couple of times before once on a very very wet day the other late...
July 12, 2019 No Comments