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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.

The Donkeys Are Gone Now ~ A Photographic Portrait of Penclawdd (Gower Peninsula, Swansea)

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.

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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 Do Love October” – Autumn on the Gower Peninsula w/ Fuji 35mm f/1.4 (Samples + Lens Review)

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).


‘Like Living on an Island’ – A Photo Essay Exploring Life on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales

In ‘Like Living on an Island’, Ben Holbrook explores the relationship between the residents of the Gower peninsula (south Wales) and its coastline.

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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.

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Get the Analogue Film Photo Look in Lightroom with the Earth Preset Pack (+ Sample Images)

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. 

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