Black & White Printing

“It has been said that every child has the art instinct in him, and there is a great amount of truth in this, for if we visit any School where Drawing has been fostered, we will be greatly surprised at the results obtained even by the very young.  Every parent ought to encourage the children…

Landscapes for Camera Class

This year started out horribly.  So, not long ago I decided I needed to get back to my camera and it has definitely been the balm I needed. I love being behind the camera, looking around for things to capture, setting up the shot and clicking the shutter.  It’s just so satisfying.  I feel now I’m taking…

Monet’s Water Lillies

“Monet wanted visitors to be able to immerse themselves completely in the painting and to forget about the outside world.” We recently made a short trip to Paris, it was too short!  Arriving late on a Sunday night and then back to the airport in the morning three days later meant we only had two…

Accidental Double Exposures

I do love a happy accident.  it’s one of (many) the best things about shooting film. I took a break from my film photography after having my son nearly 3 years ago, and took it up again recently when I felt I was really missing something.  I had a few films sitting waiting to be developed and…

Starting Young

My son, Kit, who is 2, has been having a go at some of my cameras this summer! He tried out a Golden Half (half frame camera), a Superheadz Ultra Wide and Slim and even my heavy Minolta SRT 101!  It was so heart-warming to see him enjoying heading out to the garden and getting “closer,…