Presenting a series of project galleries based on a developing style of urban, street and architecture photography. The style involves using telephoto lenses to compress the scenes or focus close on the details. Large apertures ( typically F/5.6 or wider) are used to reduce the depth of field (a divergence because until now I have tended to work mostly with as small an aperture as possible for most compositions).
The intention is to alter the sense of scale that is presented in the images – leaving the viewer to imagine what is beyond the frame (for example what the heights of the buildings are or what is beyond the edges of an image or around a street corner) or what is in the out-of-focus backdrops.
The projects are done primarily in black and white so as not to distract form the forms and shapes of the scenes and the shadow contrasts in the images but occasionally colour is retained where this enhances the composition.
The harsh mid day light, the bane of many photographers, is used to advantage in many of the compositions – to create stark contrasts and dark areas – again leaving aspects of the image to the viewer’s own impression. The idea is to find ways to work with these lighting conditions rather than avoid them while also being able to shoot in areas that, for personal safety reasons, might be best avoided late in the evenings. While the bright light on sunny days tends to wash out colours it can create interesting contrasts, strong shadows and shapes that work very well in monochrome.
This has been created as a showcase blog separate from the main Dunmaglas Photography blog, for an ongoing series of projects depicting the urban environment in this style and developing this style will be the primary focus of my work from this point on. In due course I intend to develop a considerable archive of image collections in line with this theme covering Glasgow and areas of London.
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