James Russell

James Russell James attended one of my courses a short time ago. His photography and his way of thinking exemplifies the reality about an art that is often subject to unhelpful, over-complicated and misleading mythology. James says: "“If your having trouble understanding your F Stops from your Apertures and your…

Depth of Field

Beginners DSLR photography students are having fun looking at depth of field at the moment....and we have no shortage of very talented and innovative students in both the Church Stretton and Shrewsbury classes. This was the snap of my American Stratocaster I took to demonstrate shallow D of F. Nothing…

Press Photography

Press Photography. I knew I wouldn’t be able to cover the recent Ironbridge cooling towers demolition but I wanted to get some kind of image just as a memory since one of my earliest jobs was photographing them at night with a 5x4 film camera....around about a lifetime ago. So,…

Switched-on Students

We're halfway through the current term with the DSLR Photography for Beginners course and once again I have some really switched-on students. Among them Dale Hince (recently awarded British Barber of the Year title), produced a great panning shot of his dog after a lesson on shutter speeds and Jane…

Reportage

Every city, town, village and hamlet in the country staged their own Remembrance Sunday services recently marking 100 years since end of first world war in which millions of military personnel and civilians were killed and countless others were maimed, wounded or emotionally destroyed. The press photographer has to come…

Sublime Images

Photography School - Sublime Images We started looking at the idea of producing expressive images almost from the start of this term's sessions... and its certainly paid off. This image taken by student Paul Brewster is one of a series he produced for a homework brief. Superb stuff..... more homework…

Outstanding Students

Outstanding Students. This term's students at Shrewsbury School of Photography are demonstrating outstanding visual awareness with their ability to take on board everything I'm throwing at them in class then go away and create expressive images. Following a lesson on high and low key portraiture using minimal equipment some of…