She wanted me to shoot her moods

mickyates B&W, Leica, Leica Meet, Lightroom, Photography, Scotland, Travel, United Kingdom 0 Comments

Kilmuir I was on a Leica Meet. It was the first time the group had done a multiple day event, as previously it had been one-day shoots, and usually street. There were 7 of us – Olaf, Stephen, Steven, Santiago, Glen and Clarke. The group had first met on Facebook, and is now over 7,000 strong, with members from all over …

What makes an image popular?

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I posted this image on flickr yesterday – “Human Scale” – and was amazed to see it rise in the views and favs ranks. 10K views and almost 200 “favs” in less than 24 hrs – a factor of 10 more than I normally get! It was taken on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral earlier this year. Now, it is always flattering …