Northampton Photographer

Jon P Farmer

In this Digital Age of “fire and forget”, for families and businesses alike, there is still room for a photographer like me who takes pride in his craft.

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Northampton Photographer

Jon P Farmer

The Story Behind The Picture #4

The Story Behind The Picture #4 - Vinales Cuba 2016, on a day trip to the Vinales Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We were told of a viewpoint that would give us the most fantastic view of the unique rock formations that make up this corner of Cuba's tobacco...
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“There’s Craft In The Crop …”

"It's okay to crop your images ..." This was one line of perfectly good advice from Scott Kelby that I brought away from The Photography Show this year. Purists may say that you must carefully frame your image in camera so that cropping afterwards is not required...
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Quality and value, without the bitter aftertaste

I was recently speaking to a Client - let's call him a fictitious "Mr W" - about portraiture work and he related to me a story about some portraits he had taken of his children, and it highlighted to me the importance of balancing price and value, regardless of what...
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For the simple pleasure of photography …

You may have noticed me banging on a bit lately about the new addition to my armoury - the FujiFilm X-T1 mirrorless camera and the beginnings of a new lightweight, more compact "X-Series" system. But, you see, there is good reason for this, because what the Fuji has...
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A Little Bit of History Repeating : Reuben’s Christening

A New Chapter   A christening as we all know is the start of a whole new life story and a new chapter in a family's history, but it is also a celebration of long established family traditions, things that could be easily taken for granted if care isn't taken to...
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Calling All Photographers: Nobody likes a Smartarse …

Do you know what?Us photographers can be our own worst enemies at times.A photographer's biggest critic is themselves, and then it's generally other photographers. It's what the whole accreditation and certification process is all about within our industry -...
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The Story Behind the Photograph #3

Trust & Loyalty The third in my "Story Behind ..." series features an image from a recent outing on one of my Over & Sporting Photography (Game Shooting) commissions. This is a good example of how the message of the image may not be completely obvious from the...
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Commercial Photography: The Cost of DIY

We live a new digital age, great quality consumer digital cameras are so easily accessible nowadays that sometimes it is easy to think "I can do that". As a business owner I guess you probably have access to the backend of your website, so taking and uploading your...
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Project Artisan #1: John Turner, Petals & Paste

If you were to meet John Turner, you would never guess what he creates, but when you see it you find it hard to believe. He's been a butcher, he's been a joiner and he's even driven trucks amongst other things. All are perfectly believable and unsurprising, but when...
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“Unleashed” Dog Portraits, not just pictures of dogs.

How often do you see dog portraits advertised? And yet, just see pictures of dogs?   Lets for a minute, replace the word "dog' with "person". When are the most interesting portraits of people shot full length, standing upright and from 3 feet above their heads?...
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"Photography will be my legacy ... my way of leaving the Planet a little richer for being on it."

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