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There are two external photography blogs and a website-based mini photo blog currently active online, The longest-running is the Richard Flint Photography blog which has a big archive of posts dating back to 2007. The Darker Skies blog started in 2009 and has a more personal feel. The final photography blog is the website’s mini blog called The Test Strip which can be found HERE.

The Photography Blog Archive

The Richard Flint Photography blog started in February 2007 as a website for new images, website and podcast links, reviews, and articles, covering a broad range of photographers and photography.

The blog contains news, reviews, website and podcast links, photographer profiles, etc. While the photography blog may cover a wide variety of photographic topics, its main focus is on the processes of image-making. From Wet Plate Collodion to the most recent digital multimedia, the blog’s focus is on the image itself and not the equipment used to get it.

Visit the Richard Flint photography blog at https://www.richflintphoto.blogspot.co.uk

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The Darker Skies Photography Blog

A second photo blog called Darker Skies was launched in August 2009 and is a more personal, informal blog. Darker Skies was originally established to cover those darker, dramatic styles of colour and monochrome photography that I love so much.

However, the site has gradually taken on a role of its own as a photo scrapbook, mobile blogging platform, and photography blog. The photography podcast also has its main links page, containing details about how to access content mentioned in the podcasts, based on the site.

The Darker Skies site can be found at https://darkerskies.wordpress.com

This page displays four of the most recent posts from both of the blogs mentioned above.


Richard Flint Photography Blog Recent Posts


  • by Richard Flint Photography
     American troops land on Omaha Beach on D-Day. June 6, 1944.  Photograph by Robert CapaEighty years ago Allied forces waded ashore on the Normandy coast and started the liberation of Europe. Quite a few photographers accompanied the armada across the Channel, but the D-Day photographs that get talked about most usually belong to a certain Robert Capa.During my years at college studying photography, the images came up quite a few times. Given that the images are iconic I was often surprised by the critical reaction from my fellow students and even the occasional lecturer. It often appears fashionable to criticise […]
  • by Richard Flint Photography
     Lost running shoe – Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk – 2016There is a moment when you suddenly realise that your photography has aged. Those images you printed up in the darkroom, ah it seems like just yesterday, are in fact suddenly 25 years old. The very age you were when to took the photographs. It's a sobering thought.Moments stay with you. I wrote on my main website blog about a personal important photography milestone over thirty years ago. The photograph was of the seafront at Colwyn Bay and it marked that moment when the camera and darkroom skills all came into line. I saw […]
  • by Richard Flint Photography
     Small Field on the Isle of Skye, Scotland – 2015The last few weeks have seen me search for new sources of photography news after significantly reducing my use of social media these past couple of years. With the removal of Twitter (X) from my day-to-day life, I suddenly realised that I was feeling rather cut off from photography news. No news. No new photography. No sources of information at all. It suddenly dawned on me that needed to do something about that. A couple of weeks ago I found an old OPML export file in a Dropbox folder, made in late […]
  • by Richard Flint Photography
     Photograph by Bert Hardy – The Gorbals Boys, 1948You can't really talk about British documentary photography during the mid-20th century without talking about Bert Hardy. So it's fantastic to see that The Photographers' Gallery in London is having a long overdue retrospective of his work.I first came across Bert Hardy's name during the early 1990s when I managed to buy the fantastic book 'Great Photographers of World War II' by Chris Boot. Along with the usual names like George Rodger and Robert Capa, the book also looked at the work and lives of some of the lesser-known combat photographers including […]
  • by Richard Flint Photography
    It's been a week or two of veteran bands making a return to the spotlight. Even The Beatles released their final song which I actually thought was a wonderful finale and liked a lot. The band I want to talk about though is Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark who are currently in the album charts with a new album Bauhaus Staircase. Well, more accurately, I want to talk about the excellent image on the cover of their 1980 album Organisation. An album that I've enjoyed listening to for more than forty years.The album cover (designed by graphic designer Peter Saville) for Organisation […]
  • by Richard Flint Photography
     Sometimes we judge things before we actually get to see them. I did that many years ago with the photography by Linda McCartney. I blame naïve youthful ignorance and also the massive Beatle hype bubble that will go on existing until the end of music.I never was a big fan of the Fab Four. Age has made me more tolerant and open to their music but I always preferred other sixties bands. The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and other big rock acts. I've always tended to avoid things that are too popular. I can do pop as long as […]
  • by Richard Flint Photography
     Claymore Swords – Edinburgh Castle, 2015It's been catch-up time over the past few days regarding the blog. A tweak or two to the design and a new background and the site is ready for another few years.Looking back through the old posts was a strange experience. It was like reading an old diary and seeing a glimpse of a previous life. So much has changed for me in the years since this blog started.The level of enthusiasm for posting can be seen by the total number of posts for each year. The peak was 2007, closely followed by 2008. I […]
  • by Richard Flint Photography
     Maersk shipping container on the WCML rail route – November 2015It's been a long time since i posted on this blog, but what goes around comes around and the blog isn't closed quite yet.I've posted on my Darker Skies blog about the changes to Twitter (or X as it's magnificently called now) and how the blogs will benefit from that decline. I'm fed up of social media and have been for some time. The honeymoon is over for me at least.My plan is to use my blogs much more from now on. Last year this blog published NO new posts […]

Darker Skies Photography Blog Recent Posts


  • by Richard Flint
    An image from the archive and something closer to home than my usual Scotland images. This old railway wagon is just up the road from me in Consett, County Durham. It’s a ladle wagon used in the steel-making process that now acts as an impressive monument to the town’s industrial past. The wagon certainly does … Continue reading The Four Horsemen
  • by Richard Flint
    These images were shot in 2011 and came about completely by accident. It was a very hot day and exceedingly bright to the extent that I didn’t notice I’d altered some settings in my photo app. I don’t think I’ll ever find out exactly what the settings were but the 1960s vibe going on in … Continue reading Something Psychedelic
  • by Richard Flint
    Well, this image nicely meets the criteria for the Darker Skies blog name! The image was shot from the ferry heading over to the Isle of Arran. The clouds were gradually being burnt through on a rather hot and very humid day. Not the best kind of weather for travelling. The car deck on the … Continue reading Darkness and Light
  • by Richard Flint
    A few more images from the Flickr folder and a follow-up to another Norfolk post added in 2019. These photographs were taken during the summer of 2009 using my first smartphone – a Nokia 5800. The phone itself was pretty good with the camera using a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. The operating software wasn’t much … Continue reading Norfolk 2009 Part II
  • by Richard Flint
    There is a folder on my computer containing a rag-tag collection of photographs. The folder comes from a backup of images uploaded to Flickr many years ago that have mixed during the backup process. I’ll be rummaging around in that folder and posting any images that catch my eye over the next few weeks. The … Continue reading Fast Moving Sand
  • by Richard Flint
    I think if I hadn’t called the blog Darker Skies, some fourteen-plus years ago now, I’d have probably called it Darker Shores as I always seem to gravitate toward shorelines during wild or moody weather. I’m still slowly, very slowly, editing through my images shot around the Isle of Arran and Campbeltown and probably my … Continue reading Darker Shores
  • by Richard Flint
    Almost time to go home. Its been great visiting Campbeltown and the Kintyre peninsula. Dramatic weather combined with a dramatic coastline. What more could a photographer want? With the ferry cancelled its going to be a long drive home but with plenty of rest stops it shouldn’t be too bad. Here’s a selection of images … Continue reading Campbeltown Days
  • by Richard Flint
    My stay on Arran is nearly over. It’s a diverse little island with a lot to offer. Often described as ‘Scotland in miniture’, I’d have to say i agree with that. The north of the island does sepcially feel like the Highlands of Scotland. The island is very peaceful and relaxing. The perfect place to … Continue reading Isle of Arran
  • by Richard Flint
    Fourteen Years The Darker Skies website celebrated its 14th year online last week. After a wild few weeks on Twitter (now known as X) I’m so glad that I have this blog to fall back to. This summer we appear to have reached a crossroads when it comes to social media’s long hold on us. … Continue reading Shifting Platforms
  • by Richard Flint
    RedBubble currently have a sale of 30% off all items in the shop! Framed prints, mobile phone cases, wall art and more. Source: 30% off at RedBubble » Richard Flint Photography

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