‘Catchlight’ by Peter G. Dobson

My photography book – Catchlight, has now been published and is available on Amazon worldwide and also as a Kindle ebook. ‘Catchlight’ follows my love of photography and how I actually earned a living doing it professionally. Starting with the ‘old’ days of film through to the electronic era, I talk about all sorts of […]

Celtic Shadows – Cysgodion Celtaidd

Cysgodion Celtaidd or Celtic Shadows is a combination of my music, images and video in a visual interpretation of the Welsh word “Hiraeth”, which doesn’t have a direct English translation but suggests a longing or nostalgia for the home land. A feeling identifiable by all expats, not just Welsh and Celtic ones. The video is […]

Old Fashioned Photographer

I couldn’t resist buying this wonderful camera called a Speed Graphic which came with the traditional flash mount and even a couple of darkslides. Back when I did my Photography degree in the 1970s, I was trained on large format cameras and learned to compose photos using the upside down and right to left image […]

Special effects or straight photography?

The purist would say that a photograph should stand entirely on its own merits but would probably admit that sometimes colour photos are acceptable. I love black and white and to me nothing quite equals the look and feel of a large print on proper silver halide paper like Ilford Gallerie, with blacks so deep and […]

Right place at the right time.

One of my favourite experiences is to simply go exploring – with camera to hand to just see what catches my attention. This photo was the result of being in the right place at the right time with the combination of shadows and textures making a wonderful composition. I’ve sold copies of this print to […]

Spanish Lady

  This set of four photos evolved by chance whilst out exploring on a holiday in Spain armed with my Contax and it’s wonderful Zeiss T *  50mm 1.4 lens .   I was enjoying  the shadows and textures of the backstreets when I suddenly saw an elderly figure step out of a doorway with […]