Silent Ghosts

Its all black and white

Newly created gallery on The Shrinkinglobe dedicated to monochrome images. Personally I find that black and white photography, when done well, conveys mood in a far more sophisticated way than colour can ever do. A personal opinion I hope you enjoy this sample range, just click on the menu ‘its all black and white’ to…

500px

For those photographers with a 500px account

I have only recently discovered this and feel somehow deceived. Whilst it is widely known anything posted to the net is never safe from being copied I never expected to see images from yours or mine, photographs, being traded into China without first being advised, and given an ‘opt out’ situation. Back in July 2015,…

Valspix

Portrait Enhancing; Yes or No

When shooting portraiture for me the subject’s natural environment often produces the desired outcome. Whether it be at home, in the office, or wherever they feel the most comfortable. Additionally my preference is for natural light, open shade especially, falling on skin tones to give softer overall appearance; bright sunlight is to be avoided if…

Slimmer You

Can you make me look slimmer?

Certainly I have had this comment from a photoshoot and no doubt I am not alone in receiving it. There’s a lot more going on that the average jack realises when it comes to photo assignments. Getting to the shoot and blasting away with cam in hand is fine, but what happens after the physical…

Nature’s nasties waking up in the Antipodes

Spring has arrived in Australia. My garden is beginning to awaken from the long winter months. And with it some eyes are opening ready to explore. The top image is a bunch of juvenile lizards snuggled together for warmth, now the sun is higher they are becoming active. All are black except one, albino lizard…

Samoan Crooning

These two lads were giving it their all at a Live from Five event in the town I live. To be honest they were really good and harmonised brilliantly. Called street buskers they sure have a tune or two. And in Mono. Wondering which is best suited. Street Photography 1/100th @ F11 standard 50mm lens…

Valspix

Macro Photography playtime

Pausing my wrath on world politics, as a keen amateur photographer Macro photography is pushing all the right buttons with me.                     Images shot with Canon 100mm 2.8 EF IS lens. Click on image to enlarge.