iPhone dilemma

When I next renew my mobile phone contract in May, I will be entitled to get a new mobile phone at a much reduced price. I’m currently getting ahead of myself and trying to decide whether I really need a cameraphone with many megapixels, or whether I should just follow my instinct, get an iPhone… (Read More)

Alien abduction

That was the idea, anyway. I’ve been inspired by Nick Turpin’s street shots, using high, undiffused strobes, and have been experimenting on and off with the technique. This is a shot from this evening in the woods near my home, which uses a single flashgun on a 3 metre stand out of shot to the… (Read More)

Ponte Vecchio

A gem from the couple of hundred 35mm frames I’ve scanned today: the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy.

Marzili funicular, Bern, Switzerland

I’ve been wandering the streets of Bern at lunchtime all week, taking photos of buildings, views and scenes: most of which have been series of individual pictures to bring home and stitch together on the computer. This is one of my more successful results, which is a stitch of 12 pictures to show the panoramic… (Read More)

It’s only a picture

As a photographer who travels a little and who likes to take photographs on the street of scenes and people interacting, I am fascinated by the huge amount of fuss which is being caused by the introduction of “Street View” – a photographic representation within the Google Earth interface – in the U.K.

Week 13 of 52

A complete accident which worked out well. Slightly out of focus, misaligned, and the second flash didn’t fire because I was blocking the optical sensor. I like it, though. Strobist info: 1 speedlight on 1/16 power off-camera left (high). Background illuminated by feathered spill from the single light. Sepia toning and vignette courtesy of Adobe… (Read More)

Actor portraits – Ueli der Chnächt

Costumed portraits of actors in the Brienz Dramatic Society production of Jeremias Gotthelf’s “Ueli der Chnächt”.

Commuter photography

This is one of a set of street photographs I took between Spiez and Bern this morning, on my way to work. Many of the shots were grabbed from waist height or with only minimal framing. View the complete set in the Commuting Gallery here at Permanent Tourist.

Commuting

My daily routine takes me through the public transport system between the Bernese Oberland and the capital city of Bern and I often visit Zürich for work reasons. I usually take my camera with me and take a chance from time to time to make quick snapshots of everyday life going on around me.

My Mamiya

I arranged to go to the bi-annual photographic market in Bern this weekend with Beat, to see what accessories we can find for our medium-format cameras. Being tired last night, at the end of a tiring day and long week, I forgot completely that the market is on Sunday, not Saturday. Unfortunately, I only realized… (Read More)