Copyright © Wolverhampton Photographic Society 2018
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No image or design on this site may be copied or used in printed or digital form without permission and all photographs remain the property and copyright of the original photographer.
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I took up photography quite late in life and to date this is my only regret because I have gleaned great pleasure from the steep learning curve I have negotiated. My early images were mainly landscapes which at the time were a popular genre, especially in the competitions, but that fashion faded over time. I still submit landscape images to the competitions but I also looked to photograph alternative subjects. Since those early days of my photography I have been a bit of a nomad, flitting between portraits, wildlife, sports of various types and still a few landscapes of course. Whilst this makes me a ‘Jack of all trades, Master of none’, what it has done is fuel my thirst for knowledge as throughout my life I have enjoyed variety and seeking out answers to problems that come my way. I enjoy club life and have also had some success in national competitions, however it is obtaining an image I like, not the judges’ likes or dislikes, that gives me the greatest satisfaction. If I were to be restricted to one type of photography it would most definitely be monochrome images because I love to look for shape, texture and lines and I think at times colour simply gets in the way. From the early days I used Canon equipment without ever feeling the need to change, but as I’ve got older then carrying a heavy camera bag took away some of the enjoyment. In light of this, I have recently ‘bit the bullet’ and changed to a Fuji mirrorless system, choosing a Fuji X-T1 and X-T2 plus a few lenses ranging from 12mm to 400mm which I guess weigh less than half the weight of my old Canon gear. I’m happy to say the images I’m getting far exceeded my expectations so I am now looking forward to my photography much, much more. Here are ten of my photos which I’ve chosen to show you. It’s quite a mixture as you can see but they show just how much I’m that Jack of all trades!
Wolverhampton Photographic Society Members’ Galleries
WPS logo Joe Brennan Joe Brennan Photographer in Focus
Afloat
Bursting Through
Downhill Racer
Eye on the Finish
Grit Your Teeth
Northumberland Heartbeat
Tea Break
Towards the Light
Up and Over
Veiled Beauty
Photographs on this page are Copyright © Joe Brennan
Fuji X-T1 :  182mm, 1/220sec, f/8, ISO-6400, -2 step Fuji X-T1 :  227mm, 1/4000sec, f/9, ISO-2500, 0 step Fuji X-T2 :  71mm, 1/2000sec, f/9, ISO-1000, 0 step Fuji X-T1 :  16mm, 1/400sec, f/11, ISO-200, -0.3 step Fuji X-T2 :  230mm, 1/2000sec, f/7.1, ISO-640, 0 step Fuji X-T1 :  121mm, 1/4000sec, f/5.8, ISO-2000, 0 step Fuji X-T1 :  114mm, 1/125sec, f/8, ISO-200, 0 step Fuji X-T1 :  35mm, 1/250sec, f/3.6, ISO-250, -0.7 step Fuji X-T1 :  204mm, 1/4000sec, f/5, ISO-500, 0 step Canon 7D Mk II :  88mm, 1/80sec, f/11, ISO-3200, 0 step
Click on a photo to view it larger and see a slide-show of the images on this page
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Copyright © Wolverhampton Photographic Society 2018
Supported by the National Lottery
No image or design on this site may be copied or used in printed form or digitally without permission and all photographs remain the property and copyright of the original photographer.
I took up photography quite late in life and to date this is my only regret because I have gleaned great pleasure from the steep learning curve I have negotiated. My early images were mainly landscapes which at the time were a popular genre, especially in the competitions, but that fashion faded over time. I still submit landscape images to the competitions but I also looked to photograph alternative subjects. Since those early days of my photography I have been a bit of a nomad, flitting between portraits, wildlife, sports of various types and still a few landscapes of course. Whilst this makes me a ‘Jack of all trades, Master of none’, what it has done is fuel my thirst for knowledge as throughout my life I have enjoyed variety and seeking out answers to problems that come my way. I enjoy club life and have also had some success in national competitions, however it is obtaining an image I like, not the judges’ likes or dislikes, that gives me the greatest satisfaction. If I were to be restricted to one type of photography it would most definitely be monochrome images because I love to look for shape, texture and lines and I think at times colour simply gets in the way. From the early days I used Canon equipment without ever feeling the need to change, but as I’ve got older then carrying a heavy camera bag took away some of the enjoyment. In light of this, I have recently ‘bit the bullet’ and changed to a Fuji mirrorless system, choosing a Fuji X-T1 and X-T2 plus a few lenses ranging from 12mm to 400mm which I guess weigh less than half the weight of my old Canon gear. I’m happy to say the images I’m getting far exceeded my expectations so I am now looking forward to my photography much, much more. Here are ten of my photos which I’ve chosen to show you. It’s quite a mixture as you can see but they show just how much I’m that Jack of all trades!
Joe Brennan Photographer in Focus Joe Brennan
Afloat
Bursting Through
Downhill Racer
Eye on the Finish
Grit Your Teeth
Northumberland Heartbeat
Tea Break
Towards the Light
Up and Over
Veiled Beauty
Fuji X-T1 :  182mm, 1/220sec, f/8, ISO-6400, -2 step Fuji X-T1 :  227mm, 1/4000sec, f/9, ISO-2500, 0 step Fuji X-T2 :  71mm, 1/2000sec, f/9, ISO-1000, 0 step Fuji X-T1 :  16mm, 1/400sec, f/11, ISO-200, -0.3 step Fuji X-T2 :  230mm, 1/2000sec, f/7.1, ISO-640, 0 step Fuji X-T1 :  121mm, 1/4000sec, f/5.8, ISO-2000, 0 step Fuji X-T1 :  114mm, 1/125sec, f/8, ISO-200, 0 step Fuji X-T1 :  35mm, 1/250sec, f/3.6, ISO-250, -0.7 step Fuji X-T1 :  204mm, 1/4000sec, f/5, ISO-500, 0 step Canon 7D Mk II :  88mm, 1/80sec, f/11, ISO-3200, 0 step
Photographs on this page are Copyright © Joe Brennan
Click on a photo to view it larger and see a slide-show of the images on this page
flickr logo
Click the flickr logo to view more of Joe’s photographs:
Wolverhampton Photographic Society