Posts about white

Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

The classic lighthouse of the children’s storybook is a tall white tower, banded with red and surrounded on most sides by the sea, looming above treacherous rocks and shining its light far and wide to tell people to stay away.

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Fanny (Against The Light)

One of the shots from a photo session yesterday afternoon along the shores of Lac Léman. After shooting other pictures in the woods, we went to an area of open sunshine and I asked Fanny to stand with her back to the sun. I then took up position in the shadow she cast, with the […]

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Helios 5 in 1

A technical review and explanation of the Helios 5 in 1 reflector/diffuser combination, which I added to my collection of equipment this week.

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Open air studio

After trying out the lighting technique I mentioned yesterday, of a large diffused light source right above the subject, I wanted to apply the technique to an outdoor location. When we set up the shots under cover in Interlaken (but outside), the first problem was that there were no suitably white walls to hand. If you ever find yourself in this situation, there’s an easy solution: simply expose your shot for the person you’re photographing and then over-expose the background of the shot by at least three stops.

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Jo

More details about this photo and a full-screen gallery are in this blog post at Permanent Tourist.

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The beach at Morar, western Scotland

This was on my first trip to the western coast of Scotland, en route to the Isle of Skye. The white sand and brilliant turquoise sea still amazes me and I hope to return there soon, to be able to take more photographs of the amazing and unexpected landscape views.

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The White Rat Cat, Liverpool, England

Graffiti as art on the walls of a disused pub in Liverpool, photographed on a trip to visit Jo in November 2004 and now hanging as a photograph on our wall at home. The painting is by reknowned street artist Banksy, whose work has recently been reported in the British “Daily Mail” newspaper as having […]

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