Architectural photography

Architectural photography is the photographing of buildings and similar structures. It typically shows either the exterior or the interior of buildings. Throughout history, buildings have been highly valued photographic subjects, mirroring society's appreciation for architecture and its cultural significance. Architectural photography has evolved and become more creative. Exterior architectural photography usually takes advantage of available light... Continue Reading →

Landscape photographers

Landscape photography isn't always simply about showing pretty places. Sometimes it can be used to portray a message.  Some of the most important and celebrated landscape photographers have been motivated by an appreciation of the beauty of the natural environment and a desire to see it preserved. When taking photos for my project for my... Continue Reading →

Humphrey Spender

I was asked to look at Humphrey Spender because of observations I made when we were discussing the street photographs I took in the bars and cafes of Dubrovnik. Note that much of the information in this post is taken directly from other websites, which I have referenced. The images are copyrighted. Humphrey Spender (1910-2005)... Continue Reading →

Street photography

Street photography features chance encounters and random incidents within public places. Although there is a difference between street and candid photography, it is usually subtle with most street photography being candid in nature and some candid photography being classifiable as street photography. Street photography does not have to include a street or even the urban... Continue Reading →

Portrait and documentary photography

August Sander (1876– 1964) was a German portrait and documentary photographer. His work includes landscape, nature, architecture, and street photography, but he is best known for his portraits, such as his series 'People of the 20th Century'. In this series, he aims to show a cross-section of society during the Weimar Republic. The series is divided... Continue Reading →

‘Person at work’

As part of our work on photojournalism, we were tasked with producing a photo essay of  three images, with a beginning, middle and end on the theme of 'person at work'. We were encouraged to approach someone we didn't know, rather than friends, so I sent a message to my local florist. I love the... Continue Reading →


Photojournalism is a form of journalism that employs images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term also refers to video used in broadcast journalism. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (e.g., documentary photography, social documentary... Continue Reading →

Still life

Still life photography is a genre of photography used to show inanimate subjects, typically a small group of objects; for example, food photography.  The brief for our coursework was to produce a still life image  that could be used to promote a bread mix. Still life is not something I've done before so I did a... Continue Reading →

Social media

Social media platforms are a good way to share images but it's important to remember how people use them, and to consider their limitations. Some images on social media are poor and social media is generally not a good reference tool for learning about photography, except to follow people whose work you like and think... Continue Reading →


I'm currently using this project post to list the photographers we've covered during the course, and why they're of interest. I've linked to more detailed information for future reference. Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765 – 1833) was a French inventor, now usually credited as the inventor of photography and a pioneer in that field. Niépce developed... Continue Reading →

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