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When in doubt.

These are some words of encouragement for new photographers. Years ago when I was starting out we had film cameras.I started with a 35mm Yashica rangefinder camera that was almost a do it by numbers teaching sort of camera. I loved it. But then I saw a young man with the latest thing. A pentax slr film camera called the spotmatic.I had a hold...

2nd catch of the weekend

today i gained experience in the realization that you can't photograph in the dark too well i tried setting my iso to allow for greater sensitivity and gain more detail haha was i mistaken i completely botched it and below is the result unedited because well it would be a waste of time.

I did however get a portrait format panorama that...

Congratulations Anja & James

James and Anja tied the knot at one of our favorite churches at P.C.E.A. Church of the Torch Thogoto. The moment we walked into Anja’s room at Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi for her getting-ready photos, we were immediately drawn to Anja’s gown. The beautiful detail of the back was completely unique and unlike anything we had ever photographed...

Beauty Shot Novice

So, I'm not normally one for beauty shots, but one of the owners of the studio I was renting time at had a cool curved reflector set up and we had a few moments between sets. Ali hopped up, I boomed in a beauty dish, and this was the first shot. I'm quite happy with it.
Comments, suggestions and constructive critique welcome.


Andromeda in my garden with a 70-200mm and no astro gear whatsoever

Inspired by the image of the Andromeda galaxy Jimmy Zhang posted the other day I decided to give this try. The catch: Jimmy took this with a 300mm/4 and a sky tracker - my longest focal length is 200mm and I don't have a tracker. I was wondering: Can this be done?

There's no way of knowing unless you try, so I gave it a shot (pun not...

"Rat Rod"

I was attending a car show on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when among the customary shined and buffed classic cars I stumbled across this "frankenstein".

The car started life as a high end 1949 Cadillac Model 62 Sedanette (what a mouthful!). As you can see, the roof has been severely chopped, the body lowered to within an inch...


Model: Bea Alborch
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Lighting: Single Light - High Key
Location: Dubai
Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: 85mm f/1.4
Settings: ISO 100, f/10, 1/160s
© 2018 Gary McGillivray-Birnie