Bokeh is a word derived from the Japanese word bokeaji or “blur”. It is a photographic term referring to the appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens. Different lens bokeh produces different aesthetic qualities in out-of-focus backgrounds, which are often used to reduce distractions and emphasize the primary subject.
Heading to Richmond in Yorkshire on Saturday morning to photograph a parade of the Royal Irish Rangers Association, who have ties with this area since their formation here some 40 years ago I knew the weather was going to be bad – the local radio was saying scattered heavy showers, and a severe weather warningContinue reading “Weather protection saves the day”
Running from July 15 – August 31 at the Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough I have an exhibition of my work taken during my time spent in Iraq between November 06 and May 07. The exhibition is entitled ‘War and Pieces’.
I was able to photograph the end of a ‘Freedom Parade’ today after coming from another job, soldiers from the 2 Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (formerley the Green Howards) were parading through Redcar to be awarded the freedom of the town, earlier that day they had done the same in Middlesbrough. Along with the freedomContinue reading “Young and Old”
Photographers love talking about their kit! Cameras, lenses, bags, pouches, flashes, filters….on it goes….Over the years some tend to accumulate enough camera bags and pouches to supply Jessops if they had to. Money is spent on buying this stuff, money that could well be spent on other things – food for example, and yet despiteContinue reading “Hey Man, What’s in the Bag..?”
I recently photographed young Infantry recruits from the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire as they went through bayonet training as part of the syllabus of training that all recruits go through at the training centre. This was my first attempt at incorporating both stills and ‘real time’ audio into a multimediaContinue reading “What makes the grass grow?”
I attended the funeral recently of a British serviceman killed in Afghanistan. Trooper Robert Pearson who was 22 and was serving with the Queens Royal Lancers came from Grimsby was killed when his vehicle went over a mine. At the funeral, held at St Mary’s church in Grimsby, what became very obvious was the hugeContinue reading “A Fitting Tribute”
I started this blog last year when I was away in Iraq. However through a combination of work load, other distractions and general laziness I have neglected to keep on top of it – much to my frustration. However, he says optimistically, this is going to change and I will endeavour to keep this updatedContinue reading “About time”
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I have recently returned from Iraq where I was working with the British Army in the South of the country in and around Basra. During the time I spent there, some six and a half months in total, I was able to photograph various aspects of life for the British Troops in this volatile partContinue reading “Working in Iraq”