It’s Hip to be Square

You may have noticed that I've posted a few "square" photographs recently. The square format has been hovering around the photographic periphery for generations and has experienced somewhat of a resurgence in recent times. This may be…

Death on the Shore

I led my lover to the sea Down to the waters edge The sun shone in the darkening sky I held her hand She looked at me, the way she always does We kiss just as before The bell that sounds the end of days hovers overhead I held her tight in…

Solitude Standing #1

Darkness rests a soothing shroud upon the troubled shore. A gentle caress brings slumber sound and angels hover over. Entranced on wings of flight, he travels to another land The hurt, it ebbs, the storm abates, the jagged rocks all smooth…

Photographic Journey II

Some of you are familiar with my website - John Mee Photography and the type of photographs that I feature there. It's mostly landscape and seascape but also some black and white images that I have been introducing lately. Back in February…

Revisiting the Past

Urban exploration (often shortened to urbex or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial/derelict facilities. I haven't shot much urbex, probably because of the lack of abandoned…

The Microsoft Phone Scam

Raced downstairs early this morning to answer the phone. Interestingly the incoming number was 0123456789. Watch out for that! It turned out, it was my old Asian friend ringing from Microsoft to inform me that my computer was yet again,…

Photographers Itch

All photographers will recognise this: that itch you get to go out and capture a photograph. The feeling you get when you haven't taken a shot in a while - a shot you really enjoyed shooting! It's not really the photograph itself that…

Cropping a Photo to Create Impact

Sometimes, I'll take a photo, process it and think, yea, that's the shot. But other times, although I am happy with the image, I feel like something is missing - something is not quite right. I have found that that "something" is the way…

The Nifty Fifty

Try not to get caught up with the type or amount of equipment you have. Many photographers think, "If only I had this or that lens, I could take better photos". It's best to remember that great images come not just from having the…