Harry Flashman

Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:00

Pro shoot costs

Pro shoots are expensive.  With professional photographers apparently able to command sky-high prices, some people wonder just how these shooters can justify their fees.  Let me tell you, good professional photography costs big bucks - just the same way that good restaurant food costs big bucks and good cars cost big bucks.  

Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:40

Wat’s next?

A photographic friend of mine mentioned that he had been taking some shots in one of the wats down Sattahip way, and how he enjoyed the creativity that the temples brought out in him.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 10:07

The 11 commandments

In our Judeo-Christian society, we are used to hearing about the 10 Commandments.  Drummed into us at an early age.  However, in the photographic society, add one and make that 11 Commandments.

Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:32

Getting the “stage” photograph

Stage photography is quite different from ordinary portraiture.  With portraits you are generally trying show the subject in a flattering manner.  With stage portraits you are trying to capture the atmosphere of the event on stage, often with just one performer.  Your photo has also to scream out ‘stage’, and this week I will show you how.

Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:15

Changing cameras - but to what?

Many years ago, when looking at medium format photography, I was enamored of a Pentax 6x7.  It was just like a larger 35 mm camera, so would be easy to learn, whilst the alternatives of Hasselblad and Bronica looked far too daunting in use.

When I was an active professional photographer, I was given two pieces of advice.  First was: Do Not Photograph Children and the second was: Do Not Photograph Weddings.  If you follow that advice, it will make your life much more simple.  However, you will eventually be forced into the first, with no way out.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:23

Photographing the ‘real’ Thailand

I have written before about the photographic opportunities that there are in Thailand with beaches, temples, nightlife and beautiful ladies in abundance.  Blue skies, blue waters and amazing islands can be found in any tourist magazine, but do these shots represent the ‘real’ Thailand?  The Thailand that you and I live in.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 10:54

Been a little wet recently!

I must buy a new car - or even a ‘newer’ car that does not leak.  At this time of year in the wet season, the inside of my car would make a wonderful breeding ground for a family of turtles and the odd goldfish.

Thursday, 25 July 2013 15:14

Is your camera at risk?

Well, it all depends upon which risk do you mean?  Risk of self igniting is not very high; however, risk of injury through falling is very high.  Take for example, who hasn’t fallen over in the past 12 months?  If you didn’t, then you are lucky.  The statistics puts it about every 10 months.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 19:29

Time Lapse!

Have you ever stopped to ponder on just what a photo is - or better, just what it represents.  In actual fact, a standard photograph is merely one moment in time, 1/60th second frozen for eternity.  The famous French photographer Lartigue (1894 - 1986), was particularly good at this.  So was Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004), who coined the phrase “the decisive moment,” showing photography can give an air of longevity perhaps?

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