About Peter Randall

As a youngster I was fascinated by camera’s. At about the age of 10 years I was bought a Ilford film camera which I proceeded to capture images as and when film was available, not very often because it was expensive at the time. While at school in the early seventies I was studying Art with a view to going to University. I abandoned my plans for an opportunity in press photography, however the business was struggling within a couple of years and I was made redundant after three years. This gave me some basic ground work after which I continued with photography as a hobby photographing family & friends. Between 1980 to 1985 I had my own darkroom processing both colour & B&W film. Printing my own photographs. I liked Kodak products for colour and Ilford for B&W. I often though about joining a photographic club but family life was busy, never did get round to it. I especially liked photographing my family as they grew up. When we had our second son in 1986. I bought a Canon (camcorder) and developed a liking for amateur video work. At the time I had a Commodore Amiga computer which at that time had the best graphics so I indulged in Video editing adding titles and cross over fades. During the 1990’s I started building my own computers and this developed into paths crossing with video work. Early digitisation of video. Like many things the early days were painful LOL. I remember video capture cards and hard drives struggling to keep pace with the necessary speed to capture. Setting up the software options in those days was a night mare because software was definitely not user friendly. Looking back I think I jumped ship from film photography to Digital too early. Looking back those early Digital images were not Pretty. But the appeal of the concept was too enchanting. 1996 was the beginning of my Digital Photographic Journey. Despite my initial hiccups with Digital photography, I was definately sold. Being able to transfer digitised images to your computer. The possibilities of the digital Darkroom and beyond. I joined the PhotoChallenge group in April 2014, and Ive been learning ever since. Joining the group helped me turn the tap back on allowing my creativity to flow again. I found myself anticipating each weekly challenge. I was motivated by discussions, ideas and techniques presented within the group. Constructive Criticism was always very useful because sometimes we can get lost on the journey. However although it’s really good to know the rules it’s so much fun to break them.

2020 Week 21 Art Master Pieces.

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to Create your version of an Art Master piece, with things from your own house. A Museum Asked People To Recreate READ MORE →

2020 Week No 18 Jigsaw Collage

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce a Jigsaw Collage A jigsaw collage allows us a different way to extend our creativity in a new direction. READ MORE →

2020 Week No 13 Lomography

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce an image using the Lomography method. In 1992 a group of Viennese students established the Lomographic Society International. They READ MORE →

2020 Week No 7 You’ve Been Framed

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce an image with your Frame strategically place within your composition.  How to Achieve this fun challenge; Consider the image READ MORE →

2019-20 Week 1 Pop Art – Andy Warhol style: By Klaus Deisenberger.

This week challenge is to produce an image in the style of Andy Warhol’s Pop Art. These examples have been made by Klaus Deisenberger, in GIMP, they can of course READ MORE →

2019 Week 47 The Orton Effect.

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce an image using the Orton Effect. The Image below was produced by Michael Orton. Michael Orton originally created the READ MORE →

2019 week 40 Seasons

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce an image of The Season you are currently experiencing in your Country. Each season has it’s own charm from Spring READ MORE →

2019 week 37 Suspend Time

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce an image suggesting you have Suspended Time A moment in time How can you create the look of time READ MORE →

2019 Week 34: Your favourite Artists

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce your Interpretation of a piece of Art, produced by your favourite or chosen Artists. My interpretation of a Salvador READ MORE →

2019 WEEK 30, B&W landscape

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce a B&W landscape This example is from when I was travelling around the Highlands of Scotland UK. Definition of READ MORE →