lachlansimages

The travels, musings and thoughts of a man and his camera.

Photography

Studio Days

Some time back I put together a small, pop up studio set for me to practise still life techniques with. It was assembled, after a little bit of pondering, from an old computer table with wheels, three lengths of steel framing and an old projector screen. My idea was to create an infinity background and as the table was mobile I could quickly pull it into use by a south facing […]

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I Spy With My Little Camera Eye

I am a people watcher, I think most photographers are. The header image was taken at one of my favourite events for candid shot gathering, the Edinburgh Festival. It’s not a perfect image but it was a combination of elements that drew my eye and made me press the shutter release.  The casual stance of the man plus the combination of the corduroy jacket, black narrow legged jeans and the […]

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Pulling A Rabbit Out Of The Hat

And a bull as well. I live in the northwest of England and thanks to a comprehensive road and rail network I can travel around a great part of it very easily.  The rabbit image was taken in Bradford in West Yorkshire, one of the cities whose wealth was built on the wool trade.  One of the benefits of this trade was the building of galleries and museums by the mill owners, such […]

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At The Festival.

Sorting the files after the hurly burly of Christmas and I came across this image from the Edinburgh Festival. The man’s act consisted of a sequence of sinuous movements while balancing the crystal ball on the back of his hand and allowing it to roll along his limbs before the climax where he bent down and allowed the ball to roll down his back as he stood up straight to bring the ball to a […]

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Boots & Whiskey On A Sunday Night.

To quote some ELO lyrics ‘Rain is falling’ so on these occasions I like to work on my studio techniques, being more of a landscape photographer I’m guilty of neglecting this discipline. I have a small computer table which I have fitted out as a small studio set that I can dress in a variety of ways, I have fixed an old projector screen to the back of it and this forms […]

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Thunder In The Glens

Thunder In The Glens is an annual meeting for Harley Davidson owners which takes place in August at Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands and is an event I always like to visit with the camera when I am in Scotland, it’s a great hunting ground for the candid image.   For the weekend of the meeting the main street comes alive with the sound of the low, rumbling throb of […]

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