Exposure Compensation (when photography is a beach)

Exposure Compensation (when photography is a beach)

Interviewer: So what's with the title of your post? Me: I guess it's a play on the fact that photographing on the beach can be a tricky business. It's like photographing snow. You have all that glare and reflected light from the sand and the water, and you can't rely on the rear display on [...]

Planning and Preparation: How to photograph a two-year old

Planning and Preparation: How to photograph a two-year old

Interviewer: Last time we spoke, you said you were in Simonstown recently for a family reunion. I imagine you took a few photographs of your grand-children? Me: Absolutely. Tom has just turned two, and Gabriel turns two in July. Because Gabriel lives in London it's not often that we get to see him, and it's [...]

I interview myself

I interview myself

In this series of posts, Glen the apprentice writer interviews Glen the apprentice photographer. There are common threads. First up, as a non-professional - someone with a day job, a family, obligations and commitments - how on earth do you create a viable path between the pressures of daily life and the urge to write [...]

Fraumunster and Grossmunster in Black-and-White

Fraumunster and Grossmunster in Black-and-White

These half-dozen black-and-white images are of the Fraumunster and Grossm√ľnster in Zurich, together with a view of the Altstadt from the Lake. I hope you enjoy them, along with my earlier posts from Zurich.

Zurich Altstadt – Signs and Figures

Zurich Altstadt – Signs and Figures

Zurich Altstadt: Signs & Figures. I suppose you can't really 'get' the soul of a city, a spirit of place, from a (literally) flying visit, a one-day random perambulation through streets and squares, along the river and over its bridges, beside its churches and fountains - and yet, as I mentioned in my first post [...]

Zurich fountains – three more images

Zurich fountains – three more images

As promised in yesterday's post, here are three more images of fountains in Zurich's Altstadt. You will see that I have done one more in black and white, but with a harder edge to it than yesterday's more ethereal image. The other images insisted on being done in colour - in the one case, as [...]

Zurich Fountains # 1

Zurich Fountains # 1

On Tuesday morning I stumbled off the plane in Zurich after an overnight flight from Toronto, with a day to spend before climbing back on board another plane for another long flight, overnight to Johannesburg. Why I would punish this 65 year-old body like this, I don't know. I took the train downtown, to the [...]