Photography Locations

A new perspective: shooting square format photographs on the Fujifilm x-t2

A new perspective: shooting square format photographs on the Fujifilm x-t2

One of my favourite functions on the Fuji x-t2 is the ability to change image size on the fly.  In most circumstances I shoot the standard 3:2 ratio but the ability to quickly jump between 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 is a great little function.

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Street Art Photography in Glasgow's South Side

Street Art Photography in Glasgow's South Side

I don't often venture to the Southside of the city but I decided to take a wander down Tradeston way, just across the Clyde.  For urban and urbex photographers there i=are some great locations on offer.

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Why imposing limits can boost your photography

Why imposing limits can boost your photography

As a photographer it is all too easy to fill up the camera bag with every single piece of kit we can physically carry and head off crooked backed spending endless hours in one spot waiting on the perfect light for one single shot.  This can be fantastic but sometimes we need to mix it up and get our minds doing something different.

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Accepting reality: sometimes an OK photograph is all you can do

Accepting reality: sometimes an OK photograph is all you can do

Set up shot.  The rain belts down.  Waterproof camera.  Repeat until utterly frustrated and drenched to the skin. Sometimes, no matter how meticulous you plan you just can’t get the shot you want.

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5 tips on how to take good photographs in the harsh midday sun

5 tips on how to take good photographs in the harsh midday sun

Bright sunny days are generally not great for photography.  The harsh light can make it very difficult to create good photographs but we should learn to use whatever conditions are available to our best use.  There are lots of techniques and ideas you can do to help in these conditions.

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Photographing the Clyde: Flats at Mavisbank Gardens

Photographing the Clyde: Flats at Mavisbank Gardens

Took another wee amble down by the Clyde today.  I have been meaning to photograph these flats for a long time but for some reason I had never got round to it.  So I suppose it is typical that the day I actually get round to photographing these buildings was a day of just awful weather; bitterly cold, snow, and icy winds aplenty.

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Great Glasgow Photography Locations: The Glasgow Bridge

Great Glasgow Photography Locations: The Glasgow Bridge

I have been spending a lot of time down by the Clyde recently generally looking for architecture style shots but the sheer number of bridges which span the Clyde offer interesting photography opportunities.

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Enjoying golden hour and shooting long exposure photography at the City of Glasgow College

Enjoying golden hour and shooting long exposure photography at the City of Glasgow College

Situated on the southern banks of the Clyde the City of Glasgow College (Riverside Campus) was opened in August 2015.  It is home to Scotland’s leading maritime and engineering campus and is the most modern, most technologically advanced maritime campus in the world.

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Great Glasgow photography locations: Govan Graving Docks

Great Glasgow photography locations: Govan Graving Docks

Closed in 1988, Govan's Graving Docks are well worth checking out.  The area itself is huge and you could easily spend an entire day photographing the rusting shipbuilding remnants, decaying woodwork, and vast open docks basins.

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Why Glasgow's Scotland Street School Museum is stunning a shrine to the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Why Glasgow's Scotland Street School Museum is stunning a shrine to the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Just opposite Sheilds Road subway station, Scotland Street School is a school building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903 and 1906.  Sadly, the school fell into decline in the 1970s and was closed.  Luckily though, the school is now a museum and is open for free to to the public.

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