I have occasionally read or heard people say that a professional photographer isn’t worth hiring when everyone has a camera in their pocket. Modern smartphone cameras can indeed take pretty good snapshots, but they aren’t able to reproduce many things that a DSLR can – depth of field and RAW image output to name just two. But perhaps more important than the tools of the trade is the experience of the photographer when assessing and editing images in post-processing.
Carnivale of the Peculiar – A night of music and entertainment On Saturday night I had the pleasure of being the official photographer at the Carnivale of the Peculiar: a night of Steampunk, music, cabaret and general entertainment held at the Exeter Phoenix. The Carnivale was packed with friendly people in their steampunk finery. Big events like this are a bit of an invigorating challenge for a photographer,
A fine art project A few years ago I did a small fine art project called Exeter from above. I wanted to present to people a different way of looking at parts of Exeter city centre that are a twist on the aerial imagery that we’re all getting used to from Google Earth/Maps or Bing Maps. The images bring a sense of intimacy and real life missing from standard aerial photographs.