A night on the road photographing Senior Paramedic Paul O’Neill, a “First Responder” in the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), during one of his regular twelve-hour shifts. The situation imposed a couple of restrictions, photographically. I travelled light within the confines of Paul’s car and didn’t use flash – it looks shocking against reflective stripes, [...]
The crowd in Manchester’s Sackville Park hold a candlelit vigil. Dozens of candles arranged in the shape of a red ribbon. For the first time, hundreds held a candlelit procession through Manchester’s “Gay Village”. A minute’s silence was held by the “Beacon of Hope” monument, in Sackville Park.
This guide assumes a faulty (blown or broken) flash bulb. Before you start this, do not do this. Flashes are dangerous. For a flash to fire, a very high voltage is required. This voltage is stored on a capacitor inside the flash, charged up by much lower-voltage batteries. Removing these batteries will not remove the [...]
11 months ago I felt like I was running for my life. The 8th August 2011 brought a third night of rioting and looting to London. After Tottenham on the 6th and Enfield on the 7th, on the 8th I was in Hackney. On Ellingfort Road a sports car was set alight. A bus was [...]
I’ve been told that it’s bad practice to shoot RAW, that it just fills up my hard drive with bloated files, slows my workflow and that I should get things like exposure and colour balance right, in camera. It’s definitely faster to work through images that are shot right in the first place. But sometimes [...]
The crowd in Manchester’s Sackville Park hold a candlelit vigil. Dozens of candles arranged in…
A night on the road photographing Senior Paramedic Paul O’Neill, a “First Responder̶…