Back in March I posted a photo journal depicting scenes of Gower smothered in snow. Beautiful, of course, but not exactly inviting. Today, just a…Leave a Comment
Category: Photography Talk
Love photography? This is where I talk about camera gear and my approach to photography – and get philosophical about the art form I love so much.
Taking the plunge and going out on your own as a photographer is one of the most exciting things you can hope to do. And,…Leave a Comment
It was March 7th, 2023. We were excited about the arrival of spring. Then it snowed. The Gower peninsula (south Wales) is not used to…1 Comment
Antarctica is a dazzling destination. Blue glaciers, dramatic ice cliffs, and pure white carpets of snow create the perfect canvas against which to capture dramatic…Leave a Comment
The point of this post is to demonstrate that… well, the camera you have with you doesn’t need to be “the best” for you to enjoy the simple pleasures of photography.Leave a Comment
From a life of travel to complete lockdown, Ben Holbrook’s fling with Fuji helped him keep his creative flame alight and find magic in the mundanity of everyday life.Leave a Comment
Photographic film has been around since the 1880s, and for over a century it was the dominant and accepted standard way to shoot photographs. It…Leave a Comment
Travel photography is all about capturing special moments that we experience while on an outdoor adventure. It’s also a way to document the many beautiful…Leave a Comment
Alternative title: “Post-Apocalyptic Pumpkin Patch” Even here in semi-rural Wales, life has become Americanised. That’s not a complaint, just an observation. When I was a…Leave a Comment
Whether you’re a photographer, organizer, or a client for a photoshoot event, you need to carefully do a few things to make sure that it…Leave a Comment
Unedited SOOC photos shot with my Fujifilm XT3 XF 23mm F2 R WR lens – Classic Chrome and Acros film simulations.
Like you I’ve heard all the rave reviews about the legendary Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 – the “must have video lens” for Fujifilm X series cameras. …Leave a Comment
What does it take to create inspiring photography and art? Learn from these world’s famous photographers as we study their most renowned projects, philosophies, and techniques.Leave a Comment
I took these photos of Penclawdd over the last year and a half (2021/22). I had no idea in mind of what I’d do with them, no goal. But after putting them together, side by side, I realised that they painted a picture, a portrait – a portrait of my home.
My first film of 2022, and boy does it feel good to be back behind the camera! I shot this short at the glorious Rhossili…Leave a Comment
Evocative images that provoke more and better thought with each look.
Sasha Asensio is an anthropological photographer based in Barcelona who photographs the unseen and overlooked: the homeless, the scarred and disfigured, fascinating people who live…Leave a Comment
It’s funny how travel has gone from being my entire life to “something I used to do”. These days I spend more time in my…Leave a Comment
Gone for Good? ~ A Documentary Film & Photo Project Exploring the State of Our So-Called Sacred Spaces
Penclawdd is a village of 3,500 people located on the Gower peninsula in south Wales. Its bountiful coal, tin and copper mines saw it prosper…
I found an old hard drive recently from 2017/18 and it was like finding a wormhole back to my life in Barcelona, Spain. If you love Barcelona too, this is for you!2 Comments
It was the summer of 2019 and I spent ten days driving around France, eating and drinking and wandering and taking far too many photos.Leave a Comment
I grew up in Penclawdd, on the marsh, the estuary forever in view. But it’s only now that I’ve returned as an adult that I…
We drank too much – wine and beer and gin and god knows what. I took some blurry drunken photos…Leave a Comment
More from the Gower Peninsula Sands of Torture ~ Lockdown on the Gower Peninsula (South Wales, UK) “I Do Love October” – Autumn on the…Leave a Comment
My father was Welsh through and through, but my mother moved to Wales from Gloucester, England (accent and all) to marry him in the late…Leave a Comment
I can cope with most aspects of lockdown life, but…Leave a Comment
“I tried to give them their space, but I couldn’t help photographing their Barcelona love story as it unfolded before me.”6 Comments
My biggest adventure yet.2 Comments
I haven’t travelled this autumn, but I’ve stayed creative. All photos taken with the Fuji 35mm F1.4 R lens (samples and lens review included).
In ‘Like Living on an Island’, Ben Holbrook explores the relationship between the residents of the Gower peninsula (south Wales) and its coastline.
This month’s edition of Fuji X Passion magazine is now available and comes with an ebook featuring 100 or so of my best photos and the story my photography journey.Leave a Comment
Cine Scenes from Summer 2020 (on the Gower Peninsula, Wales) ~ A 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio Photography Journal
A series of photos cropped using the 2.35:1 aspect ratio + tips on how to use the 2.35:1 cinematic aspect ratio to make your images look like film scenes.
Ready to start your travel photography journey from beginner to professional? These quick and easy beginner travel photography tips are sure to help you take better photos.Leave a Comment
The Earth Film Lightroom Preset Pack will help you inject your digital photos with a analogue heart and soul. Read on to find out why and how, and also see a few photo samples.
We’d been to Sarah’s parents’ 25th wedding anniversary. We’d eaten too much cake. I’d been drinking red wine. The sun was setting.1 Comment
I spent the weekend (8-9 August, 2020) with my old – roughly the same age as me – manual focus Canon 50mm f/1.8 on my…9 Comments
As if we needed another excuse to crack open a few cold ones, it’s International Beer Day (held on the first Friday of August each…1 Comment
A few months back, before COVID-19 forced us all into lockdown, I was hired to photograph and film the team from Devour Tours during their…2 Comments
You’d be gravely mistaken to overlook this little jewel of a city in Italy’s gastro-centric Emilia Romagna region.Leave a Comment
Held over four days every September, as summer turns to autumn, La Mercè celebrates Barcelona’s patron saint and is unquestionably the city’s largest and most…1 Comment
Barcelona’s street parties are legendary but the Festa Major de Gràcia (held every August) is the biggest and the best. A photo journal.
Photo Journal: The anarchic ’diables’ (devils) of Catalunya and their explosive ‘correfocs’ (fire runs) are immensely important features of Catalan culture.4 Comments
An escape from the sticky July heat and maddening crowds of Barcelona.2 Comments
My favourite time to be in the Catalan capital…Leave a Comment
It’s deep summer and the atmosphere is electric as Barcelona celebrates its annual Sant Joan festival.Leave a Comment
Liya is a friend of mine from Barcelona, she’s always out taking pictures of the city and I wanted to share them with you. This…2 Comments