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Parco delle Rimembranze is a little jewel of a park located on the east side of Venice in the Castello district. It is not far from San Marcos square and all the tourists, but you wouldn’t realize that sitting on a bench overlooking the sea with the sound of children playing nearby. There is so much […]
I’ve been calling London my home now for near 15 years and in all this time I have spent ages and many many miles walking its street in search of great places to shoot. In this time I’ve come to know a few places very well. They are locations that I have been back to […]
When I was picking my next city to shoot at dawn after London I was super resistant to Paris. I had been to Paris on a few weekends with my wife since I arrived in London from LA in 2000. To me it was a pretty, dinky little city that was good for eating but […]
One of my favourite ways to compose is with the leading lines technique. This may be because the world is just chock full of lines and so it just can’t be helped – but I like to think it’s because it makes me feel that my photo is going to take you somewhere. Sometimes the destination is not so important, […]
One of the things I mention on my workshops to help photographers in how they see the world and bring efficiency to their work is my Mini-Project idea. This is an exercise in tuning your attention to very specific things. A Mini-Project is just what it says on the tin; a small well focused self-assigned […]
This morning my family and I woke up to the best email – the news report about my Cities at Dawn project was on the BBC. There were many screams of excitement and joy (you can see the BBC report here) It’s exciting to all of us because for the past two and half years […]
So the crazy Christmas season is upon us. I hope it’s treating you all well and you aren’t getting overwhelmed by the run up to the big day. I have of course a few good suggestions for presents for said holiday which if you love photography, or know someone who does, will be a real […]
I had a great workshop last weekend with some more wonderful people. We had a great time wandering the sunny(!?) dawn streets of London. Maybe it’s been the terrible spring weather but for some reason knowing it was finally going to be a spectacular morning made me genuinely giddy with excitement and I think everyone […]
Our lives are so full and busy that it’s rare to have the chance to stop and really see what’s there before our very eyes. The beauty, the peace, the inspiration. Of course it’s wonderful to go off on exotic adventures to far flung places, to remove yourself from the routine of life (we travel […]
I was out with one of my dawn workshops a few weeks back teaching and chatting and demonstrating and I found myself alone for a moment; everyone had found something to shoot, so there I was with just my camera and the rising sun in a small park next to a church. I had been […]
The workshops have been going very successfully the past couple weeks. Nick and I have been having a great time taking enthusiastic photographers out at dawn. We have a route that takes us into the deep dark City, we have done it many times in the past year, but last week, to my amazement, I made […]
I am fascinated by Leake Street, off Lower Marsh in Waterloo. You can stroll through everyday and see some new work or someone in the process of painting over another’s.
My main camera is the Hasselblad 503, a film camera, but recently I’ve become a bit tired with the format so now digital is taking pride of place in my kit.
I hope you are all getting on well with 2012. Beginnings can be hard but remember 2012 will be 2013 in no time so lets make the most of it. As Steve Jobs said “Soon you will be dead.”
[wpmldate format=”%d/%m/%Y”] Hi All! I am in the process of migrating my blog onto www.londonatdawn.com, my photography workshop website. Thought a little integration would make my life simpler. WRONG! What a pain!…but it looks like it’s almost done. What’s going to happen now is that you will receive an HTML newsletter by email, which actually is […]
Hello Folks! Two good things to report this week. Firstly, my next London at Dawn workshop is June 18th and 19th. It’s going to be a small group wandering the dawn and early morning London streets creating amazing images. It’ll be a huge dose of information and inspiration! (The workshops have been huge fun and […]
Paris is such a wonderful city and regardless of what the guidebooks say July is a great time to be here. We are staying in the 15th arr. on Rue de la Convention in a brilliant flat on the 7th floor with a view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance. It’s a really nice […]
the light on the book reflected off a mirror from the light streaming through nebulous curtains from a setting sun…it only lasted twenty seconds.
Hello Folks! Two good things to report this week. Firstly, my next London at Dawn workshop is June 18th and 19th. It’s going to be a small group wandering the dawn and early morning London streets creating amazing images. It’ll be a huge dose of information and inspiration! (The workshops have been huge fun […]
As you may well know already I have shot bellies for a few years now. This year I will continue to do the same – the only difference is this year I will exhibit the project. Promise. All my friends and associates say the time has come. I feel I could use a few more “stand-alone” […]