Ladies & Gentlemen, meet…Norman Frampton

Thanks to Hugh for the opportunity to guest post on his blog, Hugh’s Views & News.

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Welcome back to my monthly feature ‘Ladies & Gentlemen, meet…”

When I first started my blog, back in February 2014, I had no interest in photography whatsoever.  However, after participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge my interest in photography grew and it was not long before I was hooked.  I started to follow lots of photography blogs and the camera on my iPhone started to get used a lot more.  I started to build up a library of photos and when I can I like to join in some of the photography challenges here on WordPress.

Photographer and Blogger, Norman Frampton Photographer and Blogger, Norman Frampton

This month I’d like to introduce you all to a blogger who specialises in photography. Norman Frampton lives in Canada and ever since I started following his blog I have admired his photography.  He captures life in such a brilliant way and I am always gob smacked by…

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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22 Responses to Ladies & Gentlemen, meet…Norman Frampton

  1. Bernice says:

    Great interview! I never had interest in photography thinking it would be too difficult with the lighting and everything. But at some point I too got hooked – must have been the food photography!

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  2. Great guest post on Hugh’s blog, Norm. I’m delighted you started Thursday Doors but my friends and family are sneaking out on walks without me as I stop too many times now for door shots, lol.

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  3. Sherri says:

    Great to meet you Norman, came over from Hugh’s blog after reading your wonderful guest post. I look forward to reading more of your blog. I love taking photos of doors, and windows, but I’m up to my eyes editing my first draft of my memoir, so a bit pushed at the moment, but I do really hope to return for your photo challenge at some point. Thanks again for your great tips and advice over at Hugh’s! Sherri 🙂

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  4. facetfully says:

    Very nice post, Norm. I hope to get back to the doors pretty soon.

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  5. Norm, I enjoyed reading a bit more about you. I love the Thursday Doors challenge. One of the things I’ve realized about photos is that a great many of the fabulous one you see have been post-processed to within an inch of their lives. I’m not saying that’s bad, but if you have an eye for a good photo, that will come through. I’d love to see how some of these photos started, just as I find it intriguing to see before-makeup photos of famous beauties. You’d be surprised in both cases. 🙂

    janet

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. Yes there’s no question that images for commercial/advertising use are manipulated considerably to help meet the very specific needs of the project.
      Some purists don’t like it and with good reason; it’s not a photograph anymore, it becomes an “image” – if that makes sense?
      However, in-depth image editing through Photoshop or other software is an art form unto itself that takes years of study and practice to get good at. The people who do it well, really are artists. We may not always appreciate what that art is used for when it distorts reality to influence viewer’s perception – especially in the fashion industry.
      For someone just getting started in photography my advice is to concentrate on getting the best image you can in the camera so you don’t have to become a Photoshop guru unless you want to 🙂
      As for the images in my post, the only one with any “serious” work done to it is the farm equipment one; I did some selective local adjustments to bring out that ominous look in the sky. The rest received minor exposure adjustments and slight cropping – nothing more.

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  6. joannesisco says:

    Thanks for the great write-up and advice for those of us who barely know one end of the camera from the other. Great examples and as always, loved your photos!

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  7. Thank you for such a great guest post about photography, Norm. I know that many readers are going to find the information you have given very useful.

    Have a great week.

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  8. So nice to meet you! Your photography is amazing! I love the door challenge and have seen it on so many blogs!

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  9. Kat says:

    I’m so glad that Hugh featured you! I was sure I was already following you but I suspect you fell victim to that period when I was accidentally unfollowed a bunch of people because of the placement of the follow button on the app I was using.

    Thanks for the advice! I recently bought my first DSLR and I’m slowly learning to use it. I appreciate any and all tips! 🙂

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