New Photographs

Posted in New Photographs, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2009 by Francis

These pages contain new photographs (Photos) in black and white and color of various subjects from around the world–NewImages-1.htm

Tip of the month

Posted in photography, Tip of the month with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2009 by Francis


When photographing people, try to pose them in a way that’s not too staged or fake. Try to keep your subject relaxed by giving them something to hold onto eg. a glass, a newspaper etc.  Sit your subject down and keep them talking so they’re not focusing on the camera and feel more relaxed.


Use a wide aperture 2.8 to 4 so you’ll have a very shallow depth of field to make the face slightly soft and avoid any distracting objects in the background. The focus should be on eye closest to the camera. When making a portrait of a woman try and avoid having strong shadows on her face. Any shadows should be soft and compliment the shape of her face. For a man the shadows can be stronger to create a more chiseled masculine feel to the photograph.


Angles and Viewpoints

  • Straight on – at eye level the photograph doesn’t over emphasize any particular part of the subject. Especially useful when photographing kids.
  • From Sslightly Above – makes the subject look more passive or even sultry. Body shape becomes stronger and the focus on the eyes becomes greater.
  • From Slightly Below – can make the subject appear somewhat aloof or dominant.
  • From Below –   A full length portrait from this position emphasizes power and dominance.  A wide angle lens can exaggerate this effect further but use sparingly.

News Update 2008

Posted in News, photography with tags , , on November 16, 2008 by Francis

Football Riot


I shot these photographs whilst attending a football match in Slovakia on November 2nd ,2008



Budapest Sun


A couple of my photographs were featured in a Budapest Sun article by Peter Murphy on the 8th District in Budapest.



Black and White Spider Awards  spider-nominee1


I was recently nominated from amongst thousands of entrants in the Nude Category of  the prestigious Black and White Spider awards.  To just be nominated  for arguably one of the most prestigious black and white  photography  awards was truly an honor.


Budapest Photography Course

Posted in photography with tags , , , , on October 6, 2008 by Francis

Starting in November I’ll be commencing a 10 week Beginners course in D/SLR   Photography.  The course will be held in Budapest’s University District not far from Kalvin Ter.  Each class will be approximately 90 minutes, with classes available in the day and evening. The course in English will cover topics such as Exposure, Lenses, Composition, Portraiture, Studio Photography and much more.  For more information please call Francis Keating on 06 30513 2897 or email me at

News Update 2008

Posted in News, photography with tags , , , on September 9, 2008 by Francis


A series of my more surreal fine art photographs can be found in the Fall Anniversary edition of Carrie Leigh’s Nude now available in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg.  This issue also features the beautiful photographic fine art of Carrie Leigh, Nick Ash and Elena Vasilieva as well as a fascinatiing interview with American comedian turned actor/writer Robert Wuhl.

preview Fall 2008 issue

Paradise Lost

Posted in Black and White - Fine Art Nude, photography with tags on October 18, 2007 by Francis


This is my Tides Exhibition,but this one is more about the environment, When I took this photo it struck me that its a shame such a beutiful location has to be destroyed by a power station. So the idea of this photo was to create a feeling of some kind of apocalyptic disaster eg, Nuclear. with a survivor stripped of everything hanging onto rock for survival. Something like that but anyway you canmake up your own mind about it

Budapest Train Station

Posted in Black and White - Architecture, photography with tags on October 18, 2007 by Francis


 This hot was taken on my Nikon F100 last year at Keleti Train Station in Budapest Hungary using T-Max 100