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Graham Douglas
Photographer, house husband
Photographer, house husband
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I’ve mentioned before that I still like the discipline of shooting on film. It forces you to slow down and think about what you’re shooting, and there’s no preview, so you can’t indulging in ‘chimping‘† – you have to trust yourself to have got the shot…

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In which I go for a walk: On learning to look

Spotting the picturesque is not difficult: sunsets, landscapes etc. all tend to pretty much smack you in the eye and shout “Look at me! Take my photo!” Other things, though, take a bit of effort. You have to learn how to look before you can see the…

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Just a small observation by me : The power of words

I was reflecting just now on the way that the addition of a single word can sometimes transform a phrase from a hopeless, dispiriting signifier of joyless morbidity into a pean of delight and liberation. The particular word that triggered this thought was…

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A few days ago, I took a trip to Pomona Island in Manchester (well Stretford, really) with some photographer friends. The trip was in the nature of a recce of the area for a project that we may do in the near future. Nestled between the Bridgewater and…

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New blog post: Life's a beach

…and other old puns. I used some recent beach pictures to illustrate my previous post, so I thought I’d just put the rest up here as a gallery.

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New blog post: Breaking the rules

The code is more what you’d call guidelines than actual rules. - Captain Barbarossa, Pirates of the Carribean. The ‘rules of composition’ are many and varied and occasionally useful. OK, that’s probably a bit snarky, but I get a bit that way because of…

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I often find myself repeating the adage that it’s the photographer who makes the photograph, not the camera†. This statement is perfectly true. For certain values of “true”… What I’m trying to get across, of course, is that the essential parts of a…

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I know, I’m supposed to be a real photographer: I studied Contemporary Photography – I’m supposed to look for edgy subjects, treated in a modern style. But there’s something about a sunset. It seems to drill deep into our primitive aesthetic senses and…

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I was looking through my picture archive when I came across some that I took in Edinburgh a few years ago. I did a bit of reprocessing with some more up-to-date tools to improve the look a bit and thought I’d share them here.

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When the blossom appears on the trees, we know that spring is here: lengthening days, changeable weather and the promise of new life.
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