Neil Jolly on Photography

  1. When is Black and White Right?

    Date 16 Feb 2019
    The earliest photographs I remember seeing were all black and white. For many photographers, in the film era, black and white was the simplest way to go as developing your film was much easier, with black and white, than with colour, film. Black and white has long been a favourite of mine…

  2. The Art of Composition Part II

    Date 09 Feb 2019
    One of my biggest inspirations was Ansel Adams. Ansel said many things about photography but one of his best in my opinion is the following quote: “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams. There’s no doubt about it if…

  3. The Art of Composition

    Date 02 Feb 2019
    A photographer friend of mine once asked me how I compose a shot. I stopped to think about it for a moment and realized that I couldn’t come up with a simple reply. I have been photographing things for a long time and composing is not something I consciously think…

  4. Just a Little Trick of the Light

    Date 26 Jan 2019
    Ansel Adams is famous for saying; “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” When you have glorious lighting your job as a photographer is relatively easy. Compose the image, expose correctly, focus accurately on your subject, and you’ll likely bring home an…

  5. f11 and Be There

    Date 18 Jan 2019
    I wanted to expand on some of the things I mentioned in my blog Commitment. There’s a famous photojournalist idiom f8 and be there (generally attributed to Arthur Fellig). The landscape photographers version is usually altered to f11 and be there for a bit more depth of field. The implication…