Technical Knowledge or Something More

I’ve given a few photography classes over the last year.  I’m a self professed nerd and so the technical side of photography really appeals to that side of my nature.  The creative side is the balance to my more day to day work. I found that when I give the lessons it was really focused on the technical aspects of taking a photo.  Composition, settings, … Continue reading Technical Knowledge or Something More

Getting the most out shooting gigs or parties in bars/clubs with little lighting.

Like all photography there’s no hard and fast rules…. search the internet and you’ll come across hundreds of blog entries on the subject. Everything from “how do I get a pro camera into an event “from how do stop focusing on the microphone?!”. I love being at gigs for the music and capturing the energy of the artists. I’ve been pretty lucky to get press … Continue reading Getting the most out shooting gigs or parties in bars/clubs with little lighting.

Myanmar Floods (Pt 2) – 7days, 25000 people, 180MT of food (a tale of an emergency response)

By day 3 (Monday morning the numbers have risen to 57,000 for the district that we’re in… our estimate has risen too.  We finalize this with our office and they dispatch around 180MT (metric tonnes) to us by road.  The local authorities finally agree on a drop off point for the main town, which happens to be one of the first places and an indoor … Continue reading Myanmar Floods (Pt 2) – 7days, 25000 people, 180MT of food (a tale of an emergency response)

Myanmar Floods (Pt. 1.5) Racing Cars, playing in the wake…

Racing Cars, playing in the wake...

Some boys from the IDP camps race the car as we plough through the 3feet deep water to get to the monastery. All over the world kids find joy in seeming misery… something in the innocence of youth that is refreshing when confronted with seemingly insurmountable problems…

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A Conversation with a Monk

At the weekend I took a walk through the Shwedagon Pagoda, the largest in Yangon.  It’s an incredible sight. Swathed in gold, white, green and red.  The massive 326ft high main pagoda rises high above the city and can be seen at night from a large part of the city.  In the pagoda environs there are numerous (but not swarms) of visitors, and foreigners account … Continue reading A Conversation with a Monk