Aperture64 is an ever evolving photo blog, originally a place for me to find my feet before I started teaching a photography course. Now it has developed and has become a place for me to showcase my work and discuss my ideas and opinions of photography.
Who Am I?
My name is Benjamin Rowe, I am predominantly a Landscape and Still Life photographer. I have been shooting pictures for nearly 12 years with a slight dry period in between. I started taking pictures at college, while studying photography, shooting black and white and colour film before moving to digital during the glorious DSLR revolution. Currently I live in Lodz in central Poland and apart from taking photographs I also teach photography as well as English.
What Will You Find Here?
You will fins a mix of my photography here. I have taken a break in posting recently but hope to be back up and posting like my old self again.
Where Else Can You Find Me?
You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and 500px.
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59 thoughts on “About Aperture64”
I’m not a pro camera toting person but I like reading about photography, etc. Discovered you via Andrew’s blog.
Photography is a democratic medium, with equipment for everyone no matter their skill level. It is not the camera that takes the picture but the person.
I love reading about photography looking at photography as well as teaching but the thing i love most is taking a picture.
Please feel free to follow me, I write different posts trying to have something for everyone, while having fun at the same time.
I will consider your blog. I tend to follow bloggers that I can learn from. I am too old to learn fancy skills. I just want to produce sharper, cleaner, lines within my little ole ability. For that I need a prime lens and I can’t go there right now.
Thanks for replying to my comment. I appreciate your time.
I suspect that working in Poland must be full of challenges, both immediately demanding – language and culture – and there if you want to take up the challenge – in a photographic sense.
Living and working in Poland has no automatic culture shocks but more subtle ones. Language problems usually top the lists of funny stories, followed by random bureaucracy.
good web-design here – and thank you for your storytelling at
Thanks for visiting my site, thought I’d drop by and I’m glad I did. Andy
Hey Ben, was nice to have you visit yesterday…I wanted you to know, I enjoy your blog because there is so much to learn here, to read, to absorb…because of this I stop by now when I have lots of time, so I can read as many posts as possible…that way I don’t skim over them quickly and possibly miss something important! I’ve come to think of your posts as classes if you will…important classes…for that I thank you!
Heather, I am really happy that you enjoy my posts, and take your time to read them. I know recently my posts have been less infomation filled than usual, this is due to the end of the school year coming up. I have some great posts planned just need to write them. I hope you continue enjoying my classes ( posts 😉 )
I have learned so much from your blog!
Across the Bored has nominated you for an Award at http://acrossthebored.com/2013/12/11/fantabulous-four/. If you choose to accept, feel free to pass it along to other deserving bloggers! If not, know that your blog is well appreciated and a source of inspiration for us.
Helo Benjamin. I like the space you’re cresting. The theme is nice, blog is crisp with piping imagery and uncluttered. Your pages help yo separate and categorize, I’d say blogging 102 and 210 have been great for you. Good job
Across the Bored has nominated you for an Award at http://acrossthebored.com/2014/05/25/so-much-for-sunday-awards/. If you choose to accept, feel free to pass it along to other deserving bloggers! If not, know that your blog is well appreciated and a source of inspiration for us.
I happened along your blog and I was glad I did. Some great insight here. I can learn from your compositions of life.
I am glad you have found my blog and hope you learn a lot from it. If you have any questions just drop me a comment.
I am “clicking over” from Leanne Cole’s feature of your work. Wow. I love your images and appreciate your candidness in your interview with her. I can’t ever seem to get close enough to the details I see around me. I look forward to following and wanted to say, thanks for sharing what you see. Your work is beautiful.
Benjamin, thanks so much for the likes you have left on my posts and for your follow. I truly appreciate it. My apologies for not visiting your site sooner. I have definitely been missing out! Wonderful photos, wonderful information, thoughtful questions posed. I’m delighted to join your community of followers!
I am glad you like my blog. Hope we see more of each other around our blogs in the future.
First off an apology…I’ve been really lax in having a close look at your pages after you’ve been so kind to ‘like’ mine on your visits, As an excuse, I have spent quite a lot of time travelling about in recent months with all sorts of internet issues, but I still should have got around to commenting sooner. Forgive me :-)…
Your blog really is excellent…..I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve so far seen, and I’m extremely impressed with the way you communicate your enthusiasms, a lot of which we seem to share…..
Keep it up and enjoy your photography.
Hey Stuart thanks for popping by and leaving a comment. I completely understand Internet issues while traveling. If somewhere has wifi doesnt mean you get internet.
I am glad you have enjoyed my posts and we have a few things in common. Hope you can pop by more often with more regular internet.
Fingers crossed on that Ben
Thanks for reading my article on cycling. I enjoyed looking through your site. Have a great week.
Milk splash on Cardinal’s blog brought me here, and I am glad. Impressive work Ben 🙂
Nice to meet you Benjamin and I hope you are enjoying Lodz. Due to go to Wroclaw in the New Year so any tips just let me know – great Polish delicacies, any hints on Wroclaw if you have been there…..great beers….Just popped over to say many thanks for the follow on my humble wee blog. Greatly appreciated and warmly welcomed. Feel free to add comment. Now allow me to take a tour of your own fine site, MM 🙂
I happy I found your blog, I write in terms my ADD brain understands, lol. I’ll be back to read through and catch up on what everyone else seems to know and I’m still shaking my head over. Thanks for stopping my little blog. 🙂
I appreciate the follow very much, Ben. Thank you!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post 🙂
I enjoyed walking through some of your work – it is marvelous. I am still working on my technique after many years as an on-again-off-again photographer. I am following and looking forward to seeing more.
I was just reading good things about your blog and the information you are willing to share about photography on Amy’s blog (The Book of Life). Then a short time later I realized you had “liked” one of my photos. I am honored! Thank you for stopping by.
I am excited to learn of your page. I plan to dive into the information you have posted….I am very much a rookie photographer with a great desire to learn.
Hi Benjamin, thanks for stopping by on my blog. I enjoyed looking at your pictures, they are really great! Have a nice weekend! 🙂 Corina
Hi Ben. Just noticed that you may have updated your WordPress site. It is really well organized and the gray background is easy on the eyes! I wondered how you have it organized… are the menu items up top (Landscapes, 30 day photo, etc) separate blogs, or pages, or something else? I made an attempt to better organize my site and I’m not really happy with it so far. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks, Karen M
Hi Karen, I had to sit down with my blog and draw a plan of what I wanted. All the things in my menu like landscape, 30day photo challenge ect are links to catagory pages. Each time I add a post to the catagory it is added to the page, making it nice and simple. I also activated something called portfolio on my theme and moved projects and portfolio there.
The best way I found to organise is to sit with an pen and paper, and create a flow chart of what you want people to click on and see, also try and have a minimum of three clicks between where someone is and where they want to go. When I planned I also cemented more what my blog was and wasn’t.
Hope this helps.
Thanks, Ben, that’s very helpful. I wasn’t aware of category pages or portfolios, so will look into that. It seems like a nice easy way to run it once it’s set up. Thanks for sharing your learnings!
You kindly liked one of my recent posts and it led me to your blog. I am looking forward to reading (and learning) more. Best wishes!
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work.
Hi Ben, Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment on my latest post is very much appreciated. Now I am following yours. Hope I can also learn more from a talented photographer like you. Thanks.
HI Ben – don’t know if you are interested but I nominated you to take part in the Five Photos Five Stories Challenge. No obligation but your images have such a great story telling quality. Details are here – https://beyondthebrushphotography.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/five-photos-five-stories-despair/ If nothing else perhaps I have directed a bit of traffic your way.
Hi there, I hope you don’t mind – I have nominated you for the Creative Bloggers Award 🙂 See this page for more information about the nomination: https://mymessyworldhere.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/my-very-first-blog-award/
Thanks for following my blog, and you have some great stuff. Thanks for sharing.
Hi — I just nominated you for a Blogger Recognition Award.
You can check it all out on my post: https://thrumieyes.wordpress.com/other-bits-pieces/awards/ 🙂