Glasgow

Using classic lenses on the Fujifilm XT2 - Olympus OM Zuiko 135mm f3.5

Using classic lenses on the Fujifilm XT2 - Olympus OM Zuiko 135mm f3.5

I always enjoy taking a telephoto lens in the city to shoot some architecture inspired photographs. The compression on this lenses mean that I can emphasising shape, line and contrast to create some interesting shots. So how does the budget friendly 135mm f3.5 measure up on the Fujifim Xt2?

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Bored with perfection: why I had to create a new style for my urban and architecture photography

Bored with perfection: why I had to create a new style for my urban and architecture photography

I initially moved to mirrorless around a year ago in order to find a camera system that was light weight and could be used in the city with minimal fuss;  a system that left me a more nimble, responsive photographer.  This is hardly a revelation and I am sure this is the exact reason a lot of photographers ditched their heavy dslr and lenses for a mirrorless set-up.  For me, the switch to mirrorless ran parallel with my desire to create a new style of photography too.

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Architecture and reflections in Glasgow's financial district

Architecture and reflections in Glasgow's financial district

I feel I am finally getting to grips with my transition from my Nikon d7100 to my mirrorless Fujifilm xt2 and decided to take a walk to the financial district in the city centre of Glasgow.  There are some pretty modern buildings in this area, however, most are probably between twenty and thirty years old and there are no such things as a sky scraper (New York or London it is not!) but it is definitely checking out this area.

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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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Wolfson Centre, Strathclyde University

Wolfson Centre, Strathclyde University

During my recent scouting trips around the city I have become more and more interest in brutalist or modernist architecture to photograph.  I don'y know what it is but there is something about great slabs of concrete that is photographable to me.

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Looking out for line, shape and texture in architecture and urban photography

Looking out for line, shape and texture in architecture and urban photography

Anyone who sees my work would surely know that I am a sucker for shapes and composition.  Truth be told it is often the shapes with in image that attracts to taking the photo in the first place.

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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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