December 2013 update: I'm no longer working as a photographer

In 2009, I launched a company that makes business software for photographers, and now that company is so successful that I've regretfully had to put my photography business on hold indefinitely. You can find out more about this change on my blog.

If you're looking for a photographer, I'm still in touch with many amazing photographers and would be delighted to recommend them to you if you contact me.


Making Pictures - Arboreal Calisthenics

Posted in Making Pictures at 12:14 on 13/03/2008

blogImage1Carrying on the landscape photography theme of the first post in my Making Pictures series, today's picture was taken on a trip to Umbria, Italy.

People inevitably look for meaning in everything they see and this picture's appeal is in the human forms made by the trees in this olive grove.

Technically, it's very simple, shot on a tripod-mounted Canon EOS 1D MkII with a 28-70mm lens. A tripod is invaluable for landscape photography, not only to stabilise the camera when working with small apertures or low light but to slow down the picture taking process. Because it takes time to set up any tripod-mounted photograph, the photographer is forced to think about the picture he or she is about to take in much more detail. You can also give yourself the time to make sure that you get the composition right in one shot by taking notice of all of the details that might get lost in an action shot.