Today we went to the Saltaire Arts Trail. The arts trail is wonderful and captures the spirit of creativity and craft skills on which the city of Bradford was built. The houses are opened up as art galleries and organised as a trail. This event is deeply associated with the identity and history of Saltaire. If… Read More »
I am sitting in the beautiful little church of Stonegate in the heart of historic York. I don’t have a camera with me so you will just have to imagine. Ancient architecture darkened with time but enriched with a sense of history. Outside there is a busker sininging ave maria operatic style. It is a… Read More »
A day talking about talking. First of all in Keighley looking at how the town understands the difficult issue of sexual exploitation. This is a scourge that afflicts every community almost without exception. The consensus seems to be that this is something we must learn to talk about. Discussing difficult issues is more that simply… Read More »
Bolton Priory earlier this week in the sunshine.
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… Read More »
On an ITV camera course I was on a couple of years ago the point was made that the most common shooting situation was the interview. So what are the skills?
Ilkley Flickr group met this morning to enjoy coffee conversation at Nero's on Brook Street and a little bit of autumn sunshine. We meet once a month usually and try to set some sort of challenge, even if we only decide on the day.
Here’s a neat trick David Hockney might be interested in – done on the iPhone 4. You can wave the phone around and it intelligently shoots and stitches together a number of images
A creative project, like any other, has process steps and milestones. One reason why creative projects often fail is because not enough time is spent understanding the purpose of the project and refining the ideas around that purpose.