Portraiture Award – The Photographic Angle

Portraiture is one of the most common forms of photography. The art of capturing a person or a group of people has been around long before photography was invented.

In this competition i finished in 7th place earning a “commended” from the judges.

My shortlisted image is below the certificate.

Commended Bryn Graves
Certificate of Commendation
Hera – Shortlisted Image

Here is the link to the Winning and shortlisted entries… Click Here

Remembrance Day 2018

Staveley Town Remembrance Parade and Service.
Remembrance Day 2018 is a landmark event, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. My local remembrance day event is always well attended and has become increasingly so in recent years.

Despite the cold and a slight drizzle of rain the weather stayed mostly dry from around 10:45 onwards. 

The Parade paused at Staveley High Street for the general public to join in the march to the Garden of Remembrance for the service at 11am. Music was provided The Chesterfield and Ireland Colliery Brass Band.

The parade was service was organised by Staveley Town Council in conjunction with the Active Branch of Staveley Royal British Legion.

After the service the parade marched into the the grounds of Staveley Hall and dismissed.  

Thoughts on Feeling within Creativity.

Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” — Don McCullin

This quote rings so true for me. I look beyond the surface at what i’m photographing. Take an autumn leaf for example. The texture, the way the light falls on it. The veins in the leaves and the sound of them when the move in a gentle breeze. Dead flora is a great subject to photograph it instantly catches my eye when on my photowalks. This subject is not only available in Winter or Autumn. The remnants of past seasons can always be found if you look hard and long enough.