Ronnie Murphy Photography

Social Media Pitfalls

I was on Twitter for quite a while, 4 years plus.  But most of the time on that platform was taken up by things that had nothing to do with photography and that is why I started the account, to promote my work.  Twitter can be a political, social and sporting minefield that can drag you in to non-stop arguments with probably the most closed minded of people you will probably never ever meet.  Eith ...

Rannoch Moor

From Lockdown to Loch down!

Probably one of the most stunning roads in all of Scotland is the road that takes you to Glencoe and beyond in the Highlands.  This is the case most of the day and night.  I was so fortunate when working with the post office to be able to travel this road at many a time and it never got boring.  One of the best times is the early morning at dawn, where th ...

Ronnie Murphy Photography

Spring is in the air!

You really can't beat a bit of sunshine to bring about the ideal conditions for photography. Yesterday, Spring at last showed itself and all of a sudden the lockdown world which had been up until now, dark, dreich* days with either rain, hail or snow (and that is just in the one day) with very little motivation to do much but sit it all out. Where no motivation existed the sun brought out in me ...

Ronpics Photography

Old Surroundings, New Buildings.

Well, what an interesting return to West College Scotland in Clydebank. When I left in 2019, they were constructing a building beside the college but it was not finished by the time I had left and to be honest no-one really had any idea what it was to be. Many of us thought it was a new health centre.  It turns out we got the H,e,a and t right ...

Ronpics Photography

Street Photography in Glasgow

One thing I find most scary when it comes to photography is Street Photography.   There are many ideas of what actually constitutes what the term actually means.   For some it is the deliberate in your face, get a candid shot and show the bare bones of the human condition.  For others it is the somewhat voyeuristic look of watching people off guard.  Me?  I like it to be somewhere in between.   ...