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  1. 2019_04_13 DON MCCULLIN EXHIBITION

    Date 14 Apr 2019
    Visiting the Don McCullin exhibition at the Tate Britain this week left me surprisingly flat. His work, alongside other conflict photographers, first sparked my interest in photography.  Since then, and influenced by my own experiences in the British Army, my opinion of the self confessed war chaser has become more nuanced…

  2. 2019_04_05 ENGAGING WITH PORTRAIT SUBJECTS

    Date 04 Apr 2019
    Three months into the refocusing of my work towards portraiture and it’s been a thrill a minute plane ride. I’ve completed 17 shoot days (January was slow trying as I got up to speed) and had 44 people volunteer to step in front of my camera. I’ve had new models…

  3. 2019_03_29 ARIANA GRANDE

    Date 29 Mar 2019
    Another week, another photographic rights grab has hit the headlines. This time it is not a competition, it is not a building and nor is it an airline. It is the singer Ariana Grande.  Promoting her fourth and fifth studio albums, Sweetener and Thank U, Next, she hit the road…

  4. 2019_03_20 MORE PHOTOGRAPHIC RIGHTS GRAB

    Date 21 Mar 2019
    I wrote last month on how some photography competitions are abused by those hosting them in order to grab photographic rights. Unfortunately it seems that this rights grab practice is not just confined to the world of competitions; it has spread. This week two more rights grabs caught my attention…

  5. 2019_03_13 WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR OWN WEBSITE

    Date 13 Mar 2019
    It was recently remarked, by a younger family member of mine, how he felt his contemporaries were turning away from having their own websites and relying instead on social media, and in particular Instagram, to promote their work. While social media has benefits, solely relying on it, at the expense…

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