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This is my new photo blog page of things I have been doing or am shooting. As well as events I attend or show my work at.

Three Weeks

Only three weeks to go before the Longwick art show. Looking forward to doing this show.

Longwick art show
Longwick art show

When for a walk with David

It was a lovely morning today and I when for a walk with David through the woods. We were planning on going to London, but we changed our plans! This was lucky as the M40 was closed off!

Looking up at trees
Looking up at trees

Paper samples have arrived.

The paper samples have arrived from one of the printing companies. Now I can decide what paper I like my greeting cards print onto. then I can get them on order and ready for my first art show f the year!

Paper sampels
Paper samples

Looking into greeting cards.

I have been trying to get some greeting cards don of my new artwork. So I spent some time today looking into greeting cards in-depth and found I can get some samples to see what they finish like!

greating -cards
Greeting cards

Great morning for a walk.

It was a great morning for a walk. It was a bit windy but that was OK! I had a great time taking photos for my new project. Still getting used to the new Fujifilm camera, I had an idea to turn off the back screen viewfinder! It seemed a good idea but then I found that if I when into the menus to change something it did not appear on the back screen but in the viewfinder! That not easy to see what you’re doing!

My first Art Show of 2023

I am getting ready for my first art show of 2023. I going to be showing six of my photography abstract images at the Longwick art show on the opening night of 17 February 2023. So if you like to come to the preview night please contact me for getting a ticket.

Longwick Art Show
Longwick Art Show

Upgrade to a camera.

I have taken the decision to upgrade to a new camera. So I got a Fujifilm camera, so it is going to be fun learning how it works as there all different in some ways! The idea behind this is to improve the image quality so I could print my artwork even bigger now! The new camera has a bigger sensor so I hope my PC can handle it.

New Fujifilm
New Fujifilm
In it box_
In it box

Round II for a walk.

After Sunday’s attempt for a walk, it was round II for a walk. It was a lovely sunny morning with some clouds moving through the wind. The plan was to start shooting some photos for a new nature project. So off I set and start taking some pictures along the way. Now, this was going well until the camera flashed up A Red batter sign! I did the classic thing of leaving the spare batter at home! So hopefully third-time lucky!

Wood Path

Walking up the pathway.

I thought I go and have a walk this morning. It was nice when I started walking up the pathway. I got my camera with me and I thought I take some photos. It didn’t last long as it started to rain. I so give up and come home.

Path way

Happy New Year.

I like to wish you all A Happy New Year for 2023. I hope it going to be a good year for everyone!

My plans for this year for me are going to be, Show more of my work at different art fairs, and go to more social and art events. As well as creating more stunning and unusual artworks.

Happ New Year 2023
Happy New Year 2023

Bit of Culture Time.

I when out for a bit of culture time the other day, with an old school friend. It has been some time since I have been out to the cinema to see a film. We when to see the new Avatar film The Way of Water. It was an excellent film, but sometimes a bit long-winded in some scenes. So that draws the question of what is mine is the next big blockbuster image going to be in 2023.


Black Friday Sales!!

That time of year again yes it’s Black Friday sales! I brought some new hard drives for backing up my photos! So look at Western Digital as there are giving 50% Off!

Western Digital Sale
Western Digital Sale
Backup hard drives
Backup hard drives

Well, I had some unexpected problems at the weekend!

Well, I had some unexpected problems at the weekend! The first was when A customer come to pay for some cards. I did have my card readout so I when to get out of it box, boy that was hard work! When I go it out of the box eventually, I note one of the batters was feeling a bit funny, It had blown! I pop it in the card reader and got it stuck! Not great at all so after coming home and getting the batter out, fine then I pop in some new batters and get this unit Blocked! Great so the next day I get online to customer care, who informs me that it broke so I need a new one. So I get a new one from Tootstaion.

So I was back at the market on Sunday and I got a bum bag I was using and that broke too! So that was my third thing to go wrong! Batters, card reader, and bum bag!

Card reader
Card reader
Bum bag
Bum bag

Day two of the craft market

Day two of the craft market in West Wycombe. It is a lovely day for it.

I have sorted out my card reader and had to buy a new one. So sadly no credit card payment today. Fingers crossed I don’t need it!

My table display

My display at West Wycombe craft market.

I have my display at West Wycombe craft market. So far it has been very busy.

West Wycombe craft market

Bit of tweaking ready for tomorrow.

Bit of tweaking ready for tomorrow’s craft market. The last time I was exhibiting my work I notes I had the picture frame hangers the wrong way around! So what was happing was when I put the print on the s hooks they were showing. So I have been changing them around so you don’t see the s hooks!

Changing the hanger around
Changing the hanger around

Well, tomorrow I start loading the van up.

Well, tomorrow I start loading my van up. Ready for the West Wycombe craft market on Saturday. I got to do some figures tonight on costing of my photos!

Laoding the van
Loading the van

The new print style comes off the printer.

It is fun to see your work in 2 D. The new print style comes off the printer in this video clip. For me if important to see your work. Why as you get a better idea of how it looks for real.

New print.

Only six-day to go before the West Wycome market next weekend.

Boy time flies as only six-day to go before the West Wycombe market next weekend. There is not much to get great for this show as I got evening don at my last event. So all I have to do is get my stuff out and load up the van!

Craft Market November 2022
Craft Market November 2022

Trying out a new Idea!

Tring out a new idea, with my model images! So I have been trying out adding different elements to the images to see how it looks! This may become a project of sci-fi women!

Digital Model
Digital Model

My next Event will be the West Wycombe Market

My next event will be the West Wycome market. On the 19 and 20 of November, I will be in my village showing my artwork. I setting up my stall in the church so this should be fun!

West Wycombe Craft Market
West Wycombe Craft Market

Been to The London Photo Show

I have been to the London photo show tonight. Great to see my print hanging up at the exhibition. It was good to see the other photographers’ work too.

Drop off my print at The London Photo Show

Going to London today to drop off my print at The London Photo Show. I had problems parking but when that was sorted it was an easy tip into London. I dropped my print off I had a coffee and then had a walk around London taking some photos! It was a lovely day for taking photos.

Then I had a look in two galleries at some photography, which I do not do for some time!

The Great Unroll and Framing.

It is always great to unroll the new prints. It can be hard not to damage the prints trying to get them flat again, as they coiled up like a spring! Once this is done I can start mounting and framing the new prints.

Frames and Prints have come in.

My Frames and print come in today! The fun starts with the unrolling of the prints to get them flat for mounting! I hope to get most of the framing and mounting of the prints done this weekend!

Frmaes & Prints
Frmaes & Prints

Order arrives.

I have been busy ordering supplies for the art fair I am doing in about A week’s time. Some of the orders have arrived today1 I got an ink cat come in as well as some cut mounts and well as more cards for more mounts and backing board as well as Styrene Clear sheets.


New A4 and A3 papers to use.

When I when to the Photography show I order some new paper to use. It has come in today! So I looking forward to using the Canson Baryta Prestige II in A 4 and A3 sizes. I let you know how I get on with it!

Canson Baryta Perstige II
Canson Baryta Perstige II

The Photography Show 2022

When up to The Photo Show at the NEC. It was good so to the day as I had to apply for 2 e-tickets as I did get my first ticket! I when up with Alan to the show.

Looking at a location in Beaconsfield

Looking at the location, for a pop-up gallery today.

I drove up to Beaconsfield to look at some halls In the area.

It was a good trip out as I got to look around two of them.

Artwork is up at the Princess Risborough festival

My artwork is up, at the Princess Risborough festival. I was displaying some of my photos with the Princess Risborough camera club.

My Artwork
Show a new print
PRPS popup gallery

Building the Frames

I was building the frames up last night ready for the framing of my new prints.

Building frams up
Building frames up
Frames made up
Frames made up

Loading the van up

Loading some of the display sands onto the van tonight! Ready for the Princes Risborough festival this Saturday.

Laoding the van
Loading the van

Round 2

Round 2 with the frames and mount boards!

More frames
More frames

Using My New Mount cutter

I was using my new mount cutter today! It cut the sheet into size very early! But I am having problems when cutting the windows it not cutting through the last 2 inches.

Uning new mount cutter
Using a new mount cutter
Not cutting though
Not cutting through

Big Mount cutter

As I am framing some new prints with window mounts! I order a new Logan mount cutter to do the large mounts. I am looking forward to using this!

Mount cutter
Mount cutter
Logan cutter
Logan cutter

New Prints

My order of six new prints come in today! The big unrolling will be at the weekend, ready for mounting.

I will be showing the new prints at my camera club Princess Risborough Photography Society on ty 9 July 2022. The club have a pop-up gallery in the Gorge and Dragon pub on the high street from 1 to 4 pm.

New prints
New prints

New Frames

I order some new Frames the other day. I got 3 new size frames to put together
Mountbaod arived
New mount boards
New frames
The frames well raped up

Looking at Art

Looking at Art I when out to have a look at an art fair

Mentomor Arts Festival

Dee 6

Trying out a new artwork with a model!

Dee 6
Dee 6

Off to London

Off to London to take some photos, with David. This be fun

Clay Cross

I enter into a competition at Clay Cross not too bad of a start!

Clay Cross
Clay Cross

New Artwork Uploaded

My new artwork has been uploaded. It is called Cinched City

Cinched City

Working on this artwork

I have been working on this artwork. I am slowly getting there!

New work

Happy New Year

Happy New Year  2022
Happy New Year  2022

Test Print

Do a test print today to see which looks better.

Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas From Brian Southam
Merry Xmas From Brian Southam Photography

Install New SSD

Just installed a new SSD drive. Got it working and copy files across to it.

New SSD Installed

More Space

I require more space to edit my photos. This is my new hard drive that come today. Only one problem the cable I order did not come on!

New hard drive

New Art Paper.

I have some new art paper to try out! I order some Hahnemuhle photo rag 308g This is to compare with the Canson Platine fibre rag 310g. More to follow.

New Art Paper to try out.

The London Photo Show 2022

I have booked my space for next year’s London Photo Show in October 2022.

I Will Be Back Here In 2022

Wrapped Up

All wrapped up and ready for the trip home! Till the next London Photo Show.

Print wraped up
Print wrapped up

Right foot

This morning the right foot forward to The London Photo Show today.

Right of to The London Photo Show.

Opening Night at The London Photo Show 2021

I when up to the opening night of the London Photo Show 2021. It was a good night that was well attended. The only problem was the print was hanging the wrong way, I hope it does move like that!

Opening Night at The London Photo Show 2021
Opening Night at The London Photo Show 2021

Link: The London Photo Show

I Dopped Off My Print today

I have dropped off my print today for The London Photo Show.

Dropped off my print
Dropped off my print

Link: The London Photo Show

Prints Framed

I Found out what I was doing wrong as I was trying to put the print in the frame! I had another problem with the print! It is not off-centred got over it. 

My print framed
Print Framed
Print Framed as back up
Print Framed as backup

The Print Moved

Sadly the print moved when I was trying to frame it, so I have to redo it!

Print moved
Print moved

New Print is Unrolled

The new print is unrolled and ready for framing.

New Print unrolled
New Print is unrolled

New prints are in

My new prints are in from the printers. The prints are from, Vol 2 London. Building with a big difference. The prints are for the London Photo Show in November 2021 that I will have on show. The first post on the Photo Blog.

My new prints have come
My new prints have come in.

Links:  Vol 2 London  London Photo Show