Tuesday, March 15

Seven photos from February 2016 - street photography from London and Bath Spa

Here's seven photos from February 2016 from Bath Spa and London.

Clicking on the photos may make something happen, depending on your device/set-up...

[caption: London, drain, squiggle, pavement]

[caption: London, hospital, van, street photography]

[caption: Bath, hose, building, hi-vis, demolition]

[caption: Bath, pub, newspaper, beer, windowbox]

[caption: Bath, dog, supermarket, wagging tail, joy, street photography]

[caption: London, charity shop, artwork, painting, flower, animal welfare, never, Lower Marsh]

[caption: London, London Bridge Station, mop, street photography]

Monday, March 7

How to use your new digital SLR camera - DSLR lessons for beginners in Weymouth, UK

After running several Digital Photography For Beginners courses in Bournemouth for a social media company, I thought I'd offer tuition in my home town of Weymouth. Here's the details:

Lessons: General digital SLR photography (for beginners)

Aims: Getting to grips with your new digital camera and thinking creatively about photography.

For all subject matter, e.g. people, buildings, landscapes, plants, abstract. Learning through a series of tasks with a widely published and exhibited photographer.

Requirements: A digital SLR camera (or similar)


(1) Identifying goals:
Establish what participants hope to get out of the lesson, why they are interested in photography, and what they are interested in photographing.

(2) Technical bits: the essential basics
Getting the right exposure
Shutter speed and aperture (f-stops), and the relationship between them.
Choosing which ISO to use.
Histograms, exposure compensation, blown highlights.
Focusing. How to throw the background out of focus (using depth of field)
Zone focusing; when to use manual focusing.

(3) Creative bits - if required!
Thinking creatively.
Rules of composition (e.g. rule of thirds), and breaking them.
Combining objects in the frame. Repeating elements; juxtapositions.
Learning to see; beauty in the mudane; the unusual in the everyday; different viewpoints.

- Price: £40
- Duration: one afternoon (2 to 5 pm)
- Lessons are individual, one-to-one!
- Lessons take place in Weymouth, UK

Get in touch:
e-mail: paul.russell99@btinternet.com
Mobile: 07563 926 186

About Paul Russell - www.paulrussell.info
I am a street photographer, and have exhibited in group shows in New York, London (Photofusion & The Museum of London), Berlin, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Warsaw and Stockholm. I have had three solo shows in UK art centres/galleries

I am one of 46 photographers profiled in Thames & Hudson's Street Photography Now book.

My work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of London.

Sunday, March 6

Ten from January 2016 - street photography from Brighton, Bath and Weymouth

Street photography from January 2016 from Brighton, Bath, Weymouth and Dorchester

Click on the photos for bigger versions/slideshow, etc. depending on your set-up. Thanks...

[caption: Exercise bike, Bournemouth, bins, trade refuse]

[caption: Chippy, Bournemouth, Harry Ramsden's, chips, dog, street photography]

[caption: Brighton, cross, flag, Western Road, street photography]

[caption: Brighton, alterations, traditional shop, dry cleaners, key cutting]

[caption: Bath Spa, dog, trolleys, Iceland, street photography, legs]

[caption: crow, Weymouth, dome, arch]

[caption: dog, Weymouth, beach, seaside street photography, pooh, fishing cage]

[caption: crow, Weymouth, fence, Weymouth, beach, seaside]

[caption: lorry, Iceland, Dorchester, night]

[caption: abandoned Christmas tree, Bath Spa, cliche, private]