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Island Tones

By |2023-11-12T15:33:38+00:00November 12th, 2023|Categories: Blog, The Test Strip Photoblog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ailsa Craig – 16 km west of mainland Scotland

It has been a year of surprises. Not all of them have been pleasant but one surprise I did like was how my photograph of Ailsa Craig turned out. It turned out to be one of those happy events where all the elements come together to produce something outside of my usual photographic style.

Tonal Forecast

Considering the weather conditions and visibility the photograph has a lovely pastel quality. It’s probably BECAUSE of the weather and visibility that the image took on the tonal look it does. Over the years I’ve come to regard my photography style as typically from the documentary school of photography. Gritty, contrasty, sometimes with an element of humour, more often containing some dramatic elements to add some punch to the image. The Ailsa Craig image has something else to it.

Kentmere Days

Many years ago, during my time as a student, my documentary group started experimenting with different paper types. Kentmere produced some wonderful fibre-based papers including one called Art Classic. Sadly the paper is no longer manufactured with the last batch produced in 2017. That’s a big shame because we found that the paper was very good when using toned. My personal favourite was selenium toner. My old documentary group went a bit mad for the art paper (they bought a lot of boxes!) although I personally chose to stay with my regular Ilford Multigrade paper. I loved the Kentmeere paper but found it lacking some of the contrast punch I liked.

Perfect Tone

Although my Ailsa Craig image is in colour, the tones just reminded me of the Kentmere days with my fellow photo mates at college. The tones, a few surprises and a small amount of experimentation reaped great results. Great times. With this image though it seems that it was a heady mix of atmospheric conditions, exposure settings and a bit of magic that came together to create the image. The tones might be a departure from my usual style but I like the end result.

RedBubble Prints

The photograph of Ailsa Craig in the Scottish mist and rain has been added to the RedBubble store and is available to buy as prints etc HERE 

RFP RedBubble Store reaches 500 Designs

By |2023-08-05T15:31:33+01:00August 5th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Redbubble website logo

500 Designs

I’m happy to announce that the RedBubble store has reached 500 images this week. It has taken just over a year to upload a further 100 more images from the last milestone of 400 reached in July 2022.

A great range of photographs is now available to buy as wall art, clothing, phone cases etc via the online shop. Recent image additions to the store include photographs from Northumberland, the 2015 Two Towns project and archive photographs dating back to the mid-1990s.

The work doesn’t stop there though. More images will be added over the next few months with the plan to hit 600 by early 2024.

If you are looking for new artwork or just a unique gift then take a look at the Richard Flint Photography RedBubble store visit https://richflintphoto.redbubble.com/

Northumberland Castle Prints

By |2023-05-23T10:55:58+01:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Back to Northumberland

More prints have become available on my RedBubble store including a number from my recent Northumberland visit back in mid-April. Northumberland has always been one of my favourite English counties with its huge beaches and diverse landscape so it was nice to return to a few locations I hadn’t visited since 1992. A number of times memories would come flooding back of my last visit as a young 20-year-old photography student. What I lacked in skill using the camera back then tended to be well compensated for with a large dose of creative enthusiasm.

Timeless Moment

The photography seemed to come together nicely over the week, aided by some bright Spring skies and a little rough weather to add some mood. The image above of Dunstanburgh Castle came about during a grey and windy visit to Caster, the village that lies close to the impressive ruins of the ancient castle. The rough wave coming ashore added some extra mood and also a timeless factor to the photograph. I even waited for a number of walkers to get out of frame before shooting the photo. I didn’t want the 21st century to make an appearance.

Northumberland Prints

The RedBubble store went over the 450 designs mark recently thanks to the Northumberland trip. I’ve wanted to expand the Northumberland collection for some time and the recent images of Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh castles have added nicely to the selection of images available. The plan for 2023 is to reach 500 designs which, hopefully, can be achieved after a visit to the Isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre later this year.

Photography Prints

If you would like to purchase a print, the Richard Flint Photography RedBubble store has a wide range of images available.

Framed prints, canvas prints, artboards, metal prints, acrylic blocks plus lots more can be found on the RedBubble store HERE.

RFP Redbubble store reaches 400 images

By |2022-07-08T11:37:06+01:00July 8th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

400 Images

The Richard Flint Photography Redbubble store has reached 400 images – from Norfolk, EdinburghGlencoeIslay, North Wales and many more – a great range of photographs now available to buy as wall art, clothing, phone cases etc via the online shop. It has been a slow but steady climb over the past 18 months with recent image additions to the store including archive photographs dating back to the mid-1990s. More images will be added over the next few months.

To visit the Redbubble store go to https://www.redbubble.com/people/richflintphoto/shop

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