Free music for non-commercial use – Moby's mobygratis.com

Documentary Photographers often need music to go with slideshows and audio for presentation and Moby offers free music for non-commercial use! Mobygratis.com is a resource for independent and non-profit film-makers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short. Moby has selected over 150 tracks from his huge catalogue of music available to licence for free, via their simple … Continue reading Free music for non-commercial use – Moby's mobygratis.com

London Calling – Protests Against the G8

Protest Photography I am heading off to London later today to photograph protests with four days of anti G8 protests and then going straight to Northern Ireland to photograph more anti G8 protests at Enniskillen where the actual G8 summit is being held. With the news that austerity may last till 2020 and with the anti capitalist group Stop the G8 starting protests on  Tuesday 11th June … Continue reading London Calling – Protests Against the G8

Magpie Mine Derbyshire

While the sun was out during the Mayday bank holiday me and my photo buddy Tim managed to get out into the Derbyshire Peak District and visit some places such as the Magpie Mine, SW of Sheldon, Derbyshire. and accessed of Horse Lane (53.2066, -1.7433) It has a fascinating history spanning more than 200 years of bonanzas and failures, of bitter disputes and fights resulting in … Continue reading Magpie Mine Derbyshire

Derby UK | The Oldest Street in Derby – Thorntree Lane

Apparently Thorntree Lane in Derby UK (which happens to be one of my favourite lanes for doing street photography)is the oldest street in Derby going back to the Roman times.  Not sure why most of the buildings down the lane have their backs to it though. Derby is also one of the most haunted cities in England, so be carefull when you walk down this street at night as … Continue reading Derby UK | The Oldest Street in Derby – Thorntree Lane

Bye Bye Co-Op Department Store – Derby

It seems quite sad to see long established stores closing down, due to the economic climate. I have not heard what plans are involved for the building or if any companies are going to take it on. Derby seems to have so many empty shops at the moment and the ones that were empty are now coffee shops or payday loans, bookies and pawn shops … Continue reading Bye Bye Co-Op Department Store – Derby

PHOTO COPYRIGHT BOOST SET TO OPEN ONLINE ‘FLOODGATES’ (UK)

Now photographers are equipped with an easier and cheaper legal process to chase copyright infringer's  #photography   Embedded Link Photo copyright boost set to open online ‘floodgates’ | Amateur Photographer Copyright law breakers, including those who regard online photos as easy prey, face a potential flood of lawsuits from photographers now equipped with an easier and cheaper legal process. Google+: Reshared 4 times Google+: View post … Continue reading PHOTO COPYRIGHT BOOST SET TO OPEN ONLINE ‘FLOODGATES’ (UK)

Why Time Magazine used Instagram to cover Hurricane Sandy

Time magazine turned to Instagram to document the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the northeast The photographers it sought out – Michael Christopher Brown, Benjamin Lowy, Ed Kashi, Andrew Quilty and Stephen Wilkes — are all heavy users of the Facebook-owned social photo platform. Using Instagram as the primary outlet for breaking news coverage was an experiment, Pollack says, but one motivated by necessity. “We … Continue reading Why Time Magazine used Instagram to cover Hurricane Sandy

Time for Change

After 27 years with my current camera manufacturer I am switching to Fujifilm as I am wanting a smaller more compact system for my Reportage, Documentary and Street Photography work I am also hoping to exploit video more and have opted for the Fujifilm X-E1 a sort of mirrorless rangefinder. It should allow for more intimate and discreet kind of photography and i'll still be able to do street … Continue reading Time for Change