I can think of few superior methods to developing skill as a photographer than with the bar bill on expenses, not to mention the lenses, and a beautiful model in the frame. As this approach has yet to be authorised, the least I can do is open the idea out to discussion: hence this blog.
There has never been for me - up until now at least - a gorgeous muse under studio lights but there have been plenty of gorgeous locations, or there would have been, if I hadn’t missed photographing them all. My travel photos of the world are proof of that. The end result is to begin a necessary education in discovering how to frame a picture - for a man who can barely make a bed.
And so it goes for all of us. We want better images so we need to know what works and why. This blog is an attempt to do just that. That last points sticks, I hope. This isn’t designed to be a lecture on what camera you should buy, or a thesis on the history of photography. It is to tap into forty years of expertise available at Ted’s and look at how to get better pictures. Regardless, it will only ever be a point of view. Sometimes, with luck, it may not even be mine - if the guests turn up - but always yours too. A forum in the best sense of the word.
Ultimately, of course, it’s the pictures that do the talking, or, we hope, the shouting - so let’s work on that. Now, isn’t that a nice idea.