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Brian Northmore Landscape and Outdoor PhotographerWelcome to my photography page. I want you to enjoy finding out about my photography, likes, methods and philosophies on getting the very best out of our Art.

I am predominantly a outdoor and landscape photographer. I specialize in the UK landscape and the diversity it has to offer. I also enjoy other subjects and feature a selection of aviation, sailing, power boating, and visual art photographs on this site.

I have over 25 years experience behind the camera lens, leaning over the Darkroom enlarger and now sat at the computer monitor. I have during my photographic journey used and printed from Monochrome and Colour Film, Photoshop 4 through to CS6. I currently use Cannon cameras with Sigma optics and Mac computers, but have in the past used Nikon and Windows based systems. Through my workshops I have been lucky enough to experience using Fuji, Sony, Minolta and many more camera systems.

I enjoy capturing what the subject means to me; this does not have to be a true graphic representation of the landscape, but does have to convey the “right feel”. I want to share this vision through my images and blog posts, and social networks.

Do you want help with your landscape or outdoor photography?
I also want to pass on my knowledge through Workshops, guides and interacting with the global photographic community. So feel free to contact me join in ask questions and share.

Do you want to purchase or use one of my photographs?
If you are a photography, art collector, interior designer or want a photograph for yourself or as a gift my photographs are available to purchase.

Brian.

Latest Updates

In Discussion With Light & Landscape Magazine

Great to be published again in Light & Landscape Magazine. In this months issue I discuss my photography.

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Get Your Copy at http://www.lightandlandscape.com


 

Portraits At Harrowbeer00405bn LRG

 

There are many types of photographer, but it could be said that there are those who photograph people and those that don't. I generally fall into the category that don't. Or more correctly should I say don't at the moment. I have in the past photographed weddings, but I have never turned my lenses to candid photography. It feels. slightly awkward and very intrusive to point my lenses in a complete strangers face and take their picture, not having permission nor any idea of their reaction carries risks in today's highly suspicious world.

I have visited RAF Harrowbeers 1940's event a couple of times, but with an interest in aviation and photography my lens has been trained more on the aircraft than the people. But this year I had different plans.

RAF Harrowbeer holds its 1940s event in August, every year it gets bigger and attracts more Reenactors, and displays of military hardware. This year i wanted to to turn my attention to the people, and being a bit of a coward when it comes to candid and street photography organised events such as this where the Reenactors are used to being photographed solved my dilemma.

 

00403bn LRGArmed with my Canon 7D with a 75-300 zoom I spent several hours at the event. For some one who avoids photographing strangers this gear does nothing to hide the fact you are taking their photograph. What it did allow was for me to keep my distance and pick out situations where the Reenactors were engaged with other visitors and did not notice the camera. And when they did see as expected they ignored it and carried on a few stopped and looked into the lens, sometimes creating a momentary powerful connection, but mostly destroying the image by acting out of character. I soon realised that they did not mind having their photographs taken, and soon my confidence grew. I stopped thinking about not being caught with the camera to my eye and started concentrating on the essentials focusing on the eyes, looking for non distracting backgrounds.

 

00404 bn LRGWith most of my photographs I have the end image in mind when I take the picture. And it was the same with these. This makes processing easier as many of the issues are taken care of in camera, with portraits I wanted plain unobtrusive backgrounds, I wanted to exclude the trappings of the modern world we live in and take the images back to 1940. I wasn't my intention to recreate 1940's film, but take the viewer away from any modern distractions, and by using a warm tone create (all be it a cliché) an old world feel. I try to stay way from presets and the effect on these images was created by me. I manipulated tone, added grain, vignetted all the images, and made minor tweaks to exposure and contrast as I would with any other image.

In summary this was a great experience and certainly one that I will be trying again. So if you think street photography and candid shots of strangers is a step too far from your comfort zone, get along to an event like this and see what you can do.