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Finally An Opportunity to Sell Some of My Photographs…

For many years I have wanted to share my photography with the world and I currently do with the help of this blog, and 500px.com and alongside this I have wanted to possibly sell some of my creations, many of the photographs you have seen on this blog over the years are also available for sale through 500px.com, but I am yet to sell any.

Photography has always been hobby and I do it out of enjoyment not for financial gain, but it would be nice.  I have used my photography skills for over seven years helping a local photographer in my home town in the United Kingdom, but Landscape and Sunset Photography has always been my passion.

Since moving to Sydney, I have managed to get some quite dramatic pictures of several locations around New South Wales, and sharing them with you, my friends and family, the thought never entered my head that these photographs would get noticed by someone who runs his own Framing Business and wishes to print and sell prints of my Sydney Storm Photograph.

Storm-Rolling-in-Over-Sydney-Opera-House---Black-and-WhiteHe is yet to sell any, but he has said that he’s had some interest.

He also has it printed in Black and White, and Sepia and it is currently pride of place in the front of his window display.

ShopWindowDisplayIf you happen to see this post and are in the Sunderland area, head on over to Grays Framing, Sea Road, Sunderland and I am sure they will be able to help you out with what you need, even if it is not to buy a print of my photograph.



Photostream #007: Night Photography


In preparation for a Camera Club Event, I  have been spending some time around the city where I live creating some night-time photographs.

I was inspired by Matt Kloskowski’s latest blog entry: What I Learned on-my First Star Photo-shoot.  It certainly may not quite be Monument Valley, but you can only work with what you have at the time.

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PhotoStream #005: Walking the Tracks

Last weekend (September 16th, 2012) I decided to go on a walk and take some photographs along one of the oldest walking tracks around where I live.  It used to be an old railway track, which many years ago was converted into a walking and cycle network, that stretches almost 30 miles.

This walk ended up being longer than I planned, approximately 25.5 Kilometers.  I have walked this path a few times, but on that day it seemed I had walked a lot further.  The weather wasn’t all that great either.  The day before, I had walked along our local beach (approximately 4 miles in total) and it had been one of the warmest days of September, I got quite a sun-tan.  I only wish I had taken my camera on that day, there were so many photographic opportunities, I could have kicked myself.

The difference between the two days was amazing… you can see what it was like in the pictures below, the dark and grey skies (and it rained a little too).

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Introduction to the New Store

Hi folks,

Just a brief post today to introduce you to a new service from aiWeb20 in association with Mortar Studios Photography (the name under which my photography is placed).

There is now the new store, where you can purchase prints of my photography and digital creations.  I discovered a site called ArtWeb where I am able to show my creations and make them available for purchase.

ArtWeb is an easy-to-use web application that empowers artists, photographers, illustrators and all creative professionals to create and manage their own website quickly and affordable. With no software to download and no need to learn HTML, our comprehensive web-based control panel makes customizing and promoting your work a snap!

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PhotoStream #002: River Wear and Sunderland Marina.

Hi folks, here is this weeks PhotoStream.

This week I went down onto the riverside of the River Wear and along to the Marina in Sunderland, England.  Hope you enjoy the photographs.  If you have any comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section at the end of this post.

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PhotoStream #001 : Seaham Beach, England

I live a short distance from a small town in the North-East of England called Seaham.  At the moment it is being completely revamped and is hard to get down to the docklands that were once a haven for photographers like me.

A couple of weeks ago myself and a few friends went down to the beach area of Seaham and experimented with using Neutral-Density Filters and Long Exposures and below is a small collection of the result.

It has been a while since I had done an photographs using Neutral-Density Filters and only own a couple.  An ND-4 and ND-8 Filter, and they only fit on the oldest of lenses in my bag (EF28-80mm – f/3.5-5.6), the small lens that came with the camera when I purchased it, and because the quality isn’t all that great from this lens it had not been used for some time, and as a result, the photographs required a significant amount of editing to remove all the blemishes, thank goodness for Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Well that is enough of me rambling on, here are the photographs for you to enjoy, along with a small amount of information from each of the pictures.

Seaham Beach Coastline (Canon 30d, EF28-80 – Shutter Speed: 4.0 sec, f/22, ISO 100, ND4/ND8)

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Updates and Events…

Hi, it has been a while since I last updated with something larger than a quick update.  Well this article is going be a little longer, but still going to provide an update…

Update to my Portfolio.

I have made an update to two area’s of my portfolio.  If you read my last post you will be aware that I have finally gotten round to putting together some kind of portfolio of the type of photography I undertake.

I don’t pretend to be an expert at photography, far from it, but I do believe I am fairly good or at least I like the pictures I take and end up with.  I am like many of you photographers out there… we take hundreds of photographs, but never seem to print them out or they never see the light of day.  Well I am going to change and post as much of my photography as I can for all to share.

If you visit my main website which is at aiweb20.cixx6.com and visit the Portfolio section of the site you will see a menu like the one shown in the picture above, if you hover over the Categories section of that menu, and then hover over Photography, you will see a list of different types of photography that I have grouped my images into.

The two sections I have updated today are, Travel Photography and Urban Exploration.

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