Archive For: Photography

M.P. Osborne landscape photography Isle of Wight

The Tree

Sometimes you have to just do things that feel right. I drive past this tree twice a day. It’s a rather nice, twisted old oak that stands alone in a field. It’s suffered a bit in its past, but still going strong. As the seasons changed, I noticed patches of right green leaves appear and …Continue Reading

Brook - MP Osborne Isle of Wight Landscape Photography

Landscape photography and the Picturesque

This is my third attempt to write this post and has taken nearly a year to finish. One of the reasons has been research. I have been reading a lot about landscape. Both as a photographic subject but also landscape in and of itself from a geographic point of view. The sticking point is the …Continue Reading

East Cowes - MP Osborne Isle of Wight Photography

Psychogeography & Photography

What is it all about and what does it mean for photographic practice? I first came across the term psychogeography on my MA from one of our lecturers, Dr Sebastiane Hegarty, who was organising some psychogeographic walks around Southampton. Unfortunately Covid stopped that, but I never stopped thinking about psychogeography. It seemed an interesting term …Continue Reading

Brook - MP Osborne Isle of Wight Landscape Photography

Photography and Fatherhood

I am now also posting on Substack! – https://mposborne.substack.com Do sign up to receive new posts straight to your inbox. Photography and Fatherhood – Thinking about how photography links the generations. In June 2022 I became a father. This was understandably a huge event in my (and my wife’s) life. What with the sleepless nights, …Continue Reading

Photography and A.I. Computer generated A.I. Image of a bearded man by DALL-E

Photography and A.I.

The last year or so has seen an explosion in A.I. technology being reported in the media. What was once seen as science fiction, has, over the last couple of decades, become more prevalent and more widespread. Most people by now would have heard about Chat GPT on the news. This technology is exciting, but …Continue Reading


Appreciating the Camera

Can digital cameras be appreciated alongside film cameras as the tools they are, or does nostalgia and aesthetic value always mean film cameras are appreciated more? In October 2021 I sold my Nikon D700, a camera I had desperately wanted ever since it was first released. I bought mine second-hand from my local camera shop …Continue Reading


How is Pose used in Portrait Photography?

To finish my Master’s Degree I chose to write a dissertation (as opposed to a Final Major Project). This was initially daunting as the limit was 20,000 words (excluding quotes), but good guidance and planning meant this was filled relatively easily. I chose to write about portrait photography as this was one area that I, …Continue Reading


Hughes and Mullins – Royal Photographers

This is a look into the life and work of both Cornelius Jabez Hughes and Gustav Mullins, Royal photographers and an important part of both Isle of Wight history and photographic history.


Martin Parr

This photograph by Martin Parr was one of the first that made me stop to think and appreciate the picture. I wasn’t even that into photography at the time. I must have been about 16 or 17 when it caught my eye in the newspaper. So much so that I cut it out and placed …Continue Reading


Film Photography is not dead

Is Film Photography Dead? (No). Film photography. I’m lucky/old enough to remember film well. I started out on my photographic adventures with my fathers Contax 139 and a few rolls of XP2 way back in 1998, taking photos of my friends mountain biking. Back then the only choice was what film to use, then the …Continue Reading