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Terror Kitten – PhotoBlog of the Week

This week I’m starting another weekly column here at Digital Photography School – Photoblog of the Week. Photoblogs are a wonderful source of inspiration for photographic ideas and techniques – I’ve subscribed to many of them off and on over the past few years and though it would be a good idea to feature a few good ones. Each week I’ll feature a different photoblog with an image or two and asking them a couple of questions about their photography.

Some of those featured work exclusively in Digital – others use Film – but all could teach us a thing or two about photographic technique.

This week’s Photoblog of the Week is Terror Kitten – the photoblog of Phil Bebbington. Here’s one of the shots that Phil submitted:

Marshfield Holga 0906 0035

What Camera Kit do You Use?

It’s difficult to be brief but here you have it….and in no particular order.

Nikon F4, Nikon F5, Leica M2, Hasselblad SWC/M, Hasselblad 500C/M, Holga, Diana, Polaroid SX-70, Polaroid 101 Land Camera, Rolleicord TLR.

I have probably forgotten stuff. I never use a tripod unless it’s night, I know I should but I prefer to be mobile.

I usually shoot with a standard lens or as wide as possible.

I have been taking photographs since about 1976 and all that time was 35mm it is only in the last 6 months that I have embraced medium format and in particular 6 X 6. So I would say over the past 6 months 99% of my work has been with the 2 Hasselblads and the Holga and my favorite is the Hasselblad SWC/M with it’s super wide and super sharp lens…I love it, but the Holga is always with me.

What Photography Tip Can You Share with DPS Readers?

I guess the one thing that liberated me a few years ago from what I saw then as boring photographs was the realization that I needed to get in close. I was wandering through places and out the other side saying no shots there! Then I decided I needed to make major changes so armed with a wide lens I started stopping and looking…looking close, looking for the texture and the colour that exists in everything around us from rusting metal to peeling paint to plain shadows.

Only when I started seeing the beauty in the detail did everything fall into place. Then when I stepped back those places were no longer boring. So stop and look…get in close….find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Check out Phil’s photoblog – Terror Kitten. Here’s one more of his shots for a little more inspiration.

Minehead Swc 1206 0040

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Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse

is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals.

He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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