Week 49

I have decided that it may be fun to conglomerate my weekly photos into one weekly post with the exception of a few special events along the way. So with this in mind welcome to the first, Week 49! I do hope I am right in calculating that it’s the 49th week of the year, otherwise I shall feel like a right berk!

So lets see how this goes….

I tend to process my photos on a weekly basis, that is I download them on a day-by-day basis, forget about them unless they are those that need to be dealt with immediately and I find it more fun to process them at the end of the week, especially my photojournalistic stuff. I also find that looking at photos some time later helps me remove them from the event and time I took them, they gain a certain meaning and strength. Hard to explain but I am sure many photographers out there will nod in agreement.

In this post we have a mixture of Windsor, London and Winchester, a good old blend. I highly recommend visting both Winchester Cathedral and the South Bank of London right now. They both have something in common right now, German christmas markets!! They seem to get bigger year by year.

County Constabulary – Big seller on Alamy

County Constabulary

 

This image keeps on selling via Alamy, must have sold it a dozen times to the newspapers now! It was taken on a cold winter’s day whilst out shopping with my wife and mother-in-law. Just a very ordinary shopping trip but I often carry my camera with me. I did more so in those days.

It is the entrance to Northamptonshire County Constabulary HQ, in Northampton town.

ORIGINAL POST: November 26th 2008

Housing Developments


Many of us will be well aware of the current economic problems the country (world even) is facing, the housing market is changing, prices are coming down but not only that far more people now rent in the UK than ever before. Many more housing developments are therefore shifting their emphasis from encouraging people to buy but to rent from new instead. This would also indicate that less people are buying to rent, a trend that would seem now to be far less attractive than it ever was in the past, especially considering the economic downturn.

It is for this reason that I have been looking out for subjects that tell a story about the signs of our times. This is an angle worth taking, as you can capture great stock images that could right now be itching to be applied to a magazine page somewhere and thus making you money into the bargain. Sometimes you need to work out in your mind how your picture could be used by a client. Quite literally a case of trying to see with the clients eyes.