Cedric Raguenaud Photography
Photos made by Cedric Raguenaud.
I love the sea. It's one of my main photo subjects. I used to get up early morning (it could be 1am in June) to be in my location before sunrise. I would even go and take photos before going to work since Aberdeen has amazing beaches and cliffs.
Fishermen in Northern Scotland are disappearing. They've already left harbours South of Peterhead due to the high costs generated by the oil industry boats. So one early December morning 2005 I took my trusty Canon 350D and drove North to Peterhead to photograph them. The camera was struggling badly due to the low light (about 6am in December in Northern Scotland) so I had to push hard during processing (remember the 350D is now an ancient camera and 2005 was the early days of digital DSLRs.
My favourite style is monochrome. Monochrome has something special that changes the atmosphere: the high contrast, the patterns, the increased textures. It took me a while to understand it, but now I think in monochrome and I convert most of my photos to it.
People havbeen living in groups and cities for thousands of years. I sometimes take photos of these cities and settlements when I travel.
Birds are essentially dinosaurs, but they can look interesting. I used to walk around the countryside with my 400mm lens (sometimes with 2x extension) to look for them and collect as many different ones. You'll notice I really like puffins.
I've covered a number of weddings and engagement sessions, mostly for friends. Oh and my own.
On occasion, I cover sport events.
I got my first telescope in December 2016 and started astrophotography.