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Craig Kirkwood

Craig Kirkwood



I'm a digital producer, photographer and instructor. I take a lot of photographs and spend a great deal of time on processing. I'm an interventionist with my images and enjoy blending and manipulating the results. My first camera was an Olympus OM1, 35mm, fully-manual SLR in 1986. The pictures I took with it were terrible O_o and I dropped photography until I discovered digital on a trip to Vietnam in 2003. I bought a tiny Minolta Dimage compact in the airport on the way to Hanoi and was hooked. Again. From 2000 to 2012 I ran a digital media training company in Australia, specialising in the entire Adobe product range. I was a certified instructor in Photoshop and also taught Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat as well as photography, video and web design. I work freelance from my home in Wales and supplement my photography by running a web design and management business with a presence in Australia and the UK. I use a Nikon D700 to shoot, and process with Aperture, Nik Software's range of filters, and Photoshop.

Storms in Aberystwyth

Published January 25th, 2014

Wales and other parts of the UK were hit with extremely high tides and killer storms this month. These pictures were taken over the first weekend of January 2014.

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Snowdonia National Park

Published January 25th, 2014

Snowdonia is one of my favourite parts of Wales. The road north from my home in Aberystwyth winds up through the dreamy landscape. In the winter, the valleys fill with mist and form a great contrast to the barren trees...

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First Frost

Published November 29th, 2012

Wales took a big frost this morning. Temperature dropped way down and when I stepped outside it was -5.

I grabbed my macro lens and took some pix of the frost and dew. I'm still learning how to use a macro well. Not easy...

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Carnival in Town

Published November 25th, 2012

Every year the travelling carnival ends its route here in Aberystwyth, Wales. They fill a vacant part of the town, near my home, with rides, stalls and tacky food.

The teenagers gather 'round but the weather here is so unpredictable that they rarely seem to do much trade.

Still, great opportunity for the fish-eye lens and some nice slow exposures to get those lights trailing...

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Storms on Cardigan Bay

Published November 24th, 2012

Aberystwyth is a pretty town on Cardigan Bay in Wales. The town looks out over the Irish Sea which ranges from totally placid to brutally savage. High tides frequently push the waves over the promenade and across the road onto the doorsteps of the Victorian terraces which stand bravely against the angry surf.

My family and I moved here a few months ago from Australia and I'm still fascinated by it's constantly changing features. This story is a tribute to the sea, the beach and the town...

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