Entries by Kirsten Norton

Looking back – Changing landscapes

In an age of constant change, where the old gives way for the new at an ever increasing pace, it is reassuring to see that some things remain constant. In a joint project titled ‘Tilbakeblikk’ (Looking back) the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute and Norsk Folkemuseum have curated a series of photographs from Norway, combining […]

Wedding photography – B&W or Colour?

When it comes to wedding photography my clients sometimes ask if I can shoot in black & white and colour. The answer is yes, but there is no need to change the camera settings in order to do so, and ultimately all the images are shot in colour. The black & white conversion is done […]

Capturing the past – Heritage photography

I’ve always loved photographing forgotten buildings and sites, exploring history through what remains, long after the people who once occupied the spaces have gone. There is a beauty in the stillness of these places, in the colours and textures, the randomness and nature reclaiming what is man made. Matt Emmett is a British heritage photographer, who […]

Architecture, Infrastructure & Living

With a background in architecture, I have always been interested in my surroundings, the built environment, how it makes us feel and how people interact with it. Photography has the ability to capture the beauty of both buildings and infrastructure – and to convey our perception of these spaces. A couple of current exhibitions exploring this theme are: Building Images – produced by […]

A different perspective – Drone Photography

Have you ever read National Geographic and marvelled at the almost abstract beauty of a landscape photographed from the air? Well, in 2014 National Geographic sponsored the first ever drone photography competition in association with Dronestagram, a site dedicated to this unique style of aerial photography. The photographs submitted cover scenes from around the world. […]

© is for Photographic Copyright

I often get asked about photographic copyright, both by fellow photographers and clients. Who owns the copyright to an image? How can I prevent people from using images I’ve posted on the internet? Can I photograph anything and anywhere? Sal Shuel has written a brilliant article where she explains British copyright legislation, in simple terms. She […]

Macallan Masters of Photography

The Macallan Master of Photography series this year features stunning images by world renowned fashion photographer Mario Testinio. Macallan have chosen six unique whiskey casks from over 200,000 maturing at the Macallan distillery, bringing together the characters and aromas of each cask to create the perfect, limited edition, single malt whiskey. Mario Testino has personified the individual […]

Drawn by Light

The Royal Photographic Society have opened an exciting exhibition at the Science Museum – Drawn by Light – which aims to cover the history of photography. The exhibition includes 200 iconic images taken between 1820 and today, as well as historical photographic equipment. From landscapes to portraits, the exhibition features work by may of the world’s most influential photographers including […]

Choosing the right images for your website

When it comes to sourcing the right photography for your website, there a several options available. You can… 1. Take photographs yourself The quality of the average digital camera has vastly improved in recent years. Even smart phone cameras are great at capturing good images. If you are confident with framing and taking  photos, and […]

Portrait Salon 2014

For many photographers, myself included, the annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is a highlight and a must-see exhibition. The portrait competition is open to photographers worldwide, professionals as well as amateurs, and this year more than 4,000 portraits were submitted, from which 60 have been shortlisted to go on show. The exhibition will be open from […]