A passion for for photography and digital communication with a background at the BBC and ITV.
Currently director at the School Media Club making cinema films for schools and working for Oblong Leeds a community development organisation. Also a member of All Saints Church in Ilkley and involved with communications in the parish.
This blog features posts about photography including some of my photos, while the media posts will include thoughts about filmmaking and online media - particularly to do with PR activities.
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Tag Archives: flickr
I do love black and white – or should I say monochrome. There’s something honest about it. What you are looking at is actually there (more or less) – the form and tones, the subject. This is a little gate at Christ Church in Ilkley. Actually it’s the one Deborah and I went through 22 years ago when we were married.
I met with Ian and Josie, stalwarts of the Ilkley Flickr photo group a few days ago. We've instigated a few ideas to help us connect better with local photographers.
Firstly we have a twitter account @ilkleyphoto .
We also have a Posterous group which will enable anyone to subscripe to email updates of what we are doing, or to simply look up the blog page. find the group here
There will be a monthly photo challenge. This will work by appointing a gallery curator each month who will gather flickr photos from Ilkley photographers and create a gallery. At the end of the four week period we will announce a winner. It could be group followers or anyone else who has photos on Flickr.
The theme over the next four weeks is panorama. I am the curator and so will look for 18 images to include in the September gallery which can be found here.
At the next meet up on the 18th of September we will choose a winning panorama. The winner will receive a coveted Ilkley Photographers graphic badge and a free meet-up coffee at Neros. If you want to be considered for a prize then tag your panorama ip1109 (ilkley photographers 2011 september).
The October challenge will be set by Josie who has agreed to curate a flickr gallery. The theme will be announced in due course.
At the Ilkley Flickr group we have occasionally discussed the way constraints can often lead to creativity.
When you have a free reign originality is often more difficult to find than when there are limitations; somehow a constraint sets us off on a different path and we see things differently.
There's also the idea of using what we have in front of us. Sometimes we feel that we wish we had more than we've got. We might wish for better tools, a better viewpoint and so on. There is something quite refreshing about seeing what is in front of us and making the best of it.
These two thoughts about embracing constraints and looking at that resources we have (rather than those we don't have) can be very constructive.
At the ilkley flickr meet-up in November we have in mind to take photos on a pre-designated spot. The challenge will be to make the best photo we can with the given situation.