21/04/2020 – Covid-19 lockdown
I fully intended to journey to the centre of London armed with a camera and tripod for some experimental evening city shots. Then before I managed to get around to it along came the Covid-19 virus and unnecessary travel is frowned upon. Such a shame, because the deserted streets of London at the time of this virus are a photographer’s dream. I’ll just have to settle for taking a few photos of my local area in South East London, not exactly picturesque but probably more of a challenge.
On a brighter note, another one of my photos has been used for part of the artwork for another album by King Salami & The Cumberland Three as I mentioned in July last year. The album has now been released on the Damaged Goods label and is titled “Kiss My Ring.”
06/08/2019 – New Facebook page
I now have a Facebook page just for my photography, although this will also include photos taken on my phone. The page can be found here https://www.facebook.com/photographybyrichieg/
This website will stay dedicated to SLR photography only.
22/07/2019 – Band photography
Some of my photography has been used as part of the artwork for the debut album “Ten Digit Freak” by The Weird Things and also part of the artwork for the “Best Of” album from King Salami & The Cumberland Three. Also another one of my photographs has been used for the brand new forthcoming album by King Salami & The Cumberland Three.
09/01/2018 – Street photography
I’ve still got to post some of my street photography photos, I’ve been busy experimenting with different settings for my live music photography. I’ve been using my Pentax K-70 and a 35mm prime lens mostly, although I still love using the Pentax K-3. I used to use TaV mode a lot. This mode is great for live music photography, just set the shutter speed and aperture value and let the camera take care of the ISO, especially useful with the constant changes in stage lighting. More recently I’ve been using full Manual mode. I haven’t quite quite as much success with the exposure as before but it’s been interesting. I have learnt that I should perhaps make more use of the histogram on the camera.
23/03/2017 – Street photography update
Some street photography photos coming soon. I’m quite happy with what I’ve done so far. This was a new experience for me and a bit out of my comfort zone but I really enjoyed it. Something I must do more often.
25/02/2017 – Street photography course
I started a course in street photography this morning (something I’ve never tried). Hopefully I’ll get some good enough photos to add to this website soon.
22/01/2017 – The Weird Things update
I’ve just got back from my latest photo shoot with The Weird Things. This time I also took photos of Billie Fox. Over 1000 photos taken in 5 hours.
31/12/2016 – Website maintenance
I’ve just found out that my website menus don’t work on tablets in landscape orientation. I’ll work on this as soon as I can in the new year but for now you should view it in portrait orientation. Happy new year to you all.
20/12/2016 – Vive Le Rock
Unfortunately I didn’t manage to take any photos of the UK Subs because I left my camera in the dressing room, which was locked while they were onstage. Anyway, what else has been happening?
A couple of my photographs of The Weird Things have appeared in the December issue of a magazine called Vive Le Rock. Apparently I haven’t actually been credited for these photos (even though I was credited by the band as the photographer) which is extremely annoying but at least they’ve been printed for more people to see (although that still doesn’t help me. Grrr! Angry face).
I’ve started photographing The Weird Things recording their new album. A selection of my favourites will appear on the website once the recording sessions are finished. I’ve also just added some shots of Johnny Moped and Ed Tudor Pole to the Photos page.
28/11/2016 – 53RD & 3RD
The band I sing with, 53RD & 3RD (London’s finest Ramones tribute) will be supporting the UK Subs for one night of their 40th anniversary tour. As it’s also a celebration night for my sister’s 50th birthday I’m hoping to stay sober enough to get some decent photos. The gig is on December 17th, so hopefully they’ll be something from the night shortly after that.
26/11/2016 – The Weird Things
I went to photograph The Weird Things at Panther Studios today while they started recording the follow up to their debut album Ten Digit Freak. Photos soon.