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philhomer's About Page

philhomer > philhomer's About Page
philhomer
Name
phil homer LSINWP
Country
England England
Website
www.sublime-images.co.uk
Photographer Level
Semi Pro
Photographic Interests
Wildlife / Nature
Architecture
Close-up / Macro
Flash / Lighting
Flowers & Plants
General
Landscape / Travel
Portraits / People
Sports / Action
Digitally manipulated
Transport
Photo Journalism
Black & White
Pets / Captive animals
Nude / Glamour
Humour / Fun
Digital Art
Fine Art Nude
Fashion
Wedding / Social
Night / Low Light
Join Date
5 May 2010 - 10:41 AM
Last Login Date
23 Sep 2014 - 12:33 PM
Favourite Photographer
hmmm... do like the work of a few respected wildlife togs but don't always appreciate the BS or misdirection that goes with it.
Favourite Book
Authors is more appropriate as i read too much - Bateman, Brookmyre, Connelly, Connolly, Coben, Cornwell, more recently Alex Berenson
Favourite Record
'Emotion in motion' - Ric O'casek, 'No more words' - Berlin, 'Just a dream' - Nena... hmmmm, marginally obscure 80's perhaps
Favourite Film
Clint's 'spaghetti westerns' much to the better half's annoyance. Tenuous link - but also anything with Timothy Olyphant.
Favourite Word
thankyou
Favourite Drink
thanks, a good cider or ale will do nicely. oh, or a good malt.
Favourite Food
Steak, Denise Richards
Favourite Location
hmmmm, Masai Mara or Bandhavgarh ?? a little nearer to home - Northumberland (normally time it to meet up with John from p.o.s)
Favourite Flower
pardon? Denise Richards.
Favourite Colour
logic says green or brown or anything 'animal friendly'
Favourite Gadget
only recently bought a (2nd hand and somewhat battered) camera upgrade so quite content thankyou. anti hand-held game devices / i-pod / i-tablet thingys as they seem to promote insular and anti-social behaviour
Thanks for taking the time to visit my "portfolio"

Despite my own personal preferences or bias i will attempt to display a wide range of image subjects and styles so that hopefully there will be something to suit all (or most) tastes.

The vast majority of my 'wildlife' images will be set-ups with captive animals (except for Kenya and India images), a very humble and genuine hats off to those that can achieve their results with proper wildlife.


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To date my comments on here, whilst generally well-meaning, have sometimes on reflection appeared a little harsh - local club frustrations perhaps spilling over a little.

My short-comings in this regard have been pointed out by a couple of members and thanks to them i shall now refrain from such, attempting to offer only positive comments or otherwise remain silent even in the face of poor images and ridiculous praise.

Apologies to those that have suffered inappropriate comments previously and thanks to those that have hopefully set me upon the right path.
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Regards my own 'work' I am far more likely to learn and improve based on your seemingly harsh, but 100% genuine, knowledgeable critique than anything else - please feel free.


After accidentally becoming 'tutor' for our local club, I now run my own occasional photographic workshops (but this is NOT my full-time or main occupation) and as such is not run on a particularly commercial basis but rather it pays expenses incurred and allows me to meet similarly-interested people. It also allows me to be honest - and perhaps surprisingly, folk generally choose to reattend.

In terms of accreditation, so far i have only bothered with 'Licentiate' upon wondering whether it may offer confidence to workshop attendees. I may go for 'A' at some point but can't imagine ever bothering with 'F' as seems like a lot of bother for something i don't need.

Myself and partner Maxine have been very lucky in that some of our commercial work as taken us around the UK as well as The Bahamas, Berlin, and most recently Rome.


I am not anti-photoshop if applied with reason and with skill, and generally to achieve something that could not be achieved in the camera. See for instance the likes of KT Allen - personally i simply do not possess the time let alone the skill and patience.

However whilst digital has opened up photography to the masses and in many ways is a positive, it has also spawned a host of bad / lazy 'photographers' who think that it can cure clueless technique and turn bad images into masterpieces.


I appreciate a little peace and quiet now and again, but I am definitely more a sociable photographer and, as well as trying to encourage outings with our local camera club, have also met with a number of epz members to offer a little one-to-one advice or simply share an experience. (I do have a number of tuition documents available FREE for those genuinely interested.)

If that photography experience culminates with a 'quick half' before home then even better.



regards phil

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