Wk 46

July 23rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Portrait: Backlit
The sun makes a great back light, as well as a flash. Don’t forget the fill light. A flash or reflector can be used to fill in the subject.

How could I resist doing either.

Wk 45

June 20th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Artistic: Nostalgic
Use nostalgic (ED: err, nostalgia) as your inspiration this week. Long for the moments we want recapture. The good times.

…WTF the Dan? Yeah ok stay with me here,

Nostalgia for me, (currently) is the wanting for that crazy sense of adventure and experimentation one had the capacity for, before life got in the road. Where one wasn’t sure about self, future, today, and every moment was forged in the instant just gone. As if you were trudging through a dungeon without a save point. And that was exciting! Nothing mattered, all problems were solved by waking up the following morning. That is the careless sense of wonder I tried to touch on here.

How? By standing boldly, dressing inappropriately, with companion drinking towards the horizon of possibilities. The presence of the Wine glass either hints towards the freedom one had with a smidge of social courage. The bed on the floor replicate the university experience as does the branded jumper tethering me to the imagined place in time.

To light I tried to providing a strong outline of the subject, yet not to have it looked staged or unnatural.

Should have had the camera operator turn it 90 degrees to exaggerate the space.

Wk 44

May 3rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Landscape: A Tree
Some of the most famous landscapes in the world feature a tree. Time to see what you can do.

I was happy how easily this image describes how we treat this place.
I love how we pretend to believe we know what we are doing, yet often cause harm.
The poem of distraction, a dyslectic dream and the rubbish left next to the bin just sells it for me.

Wk 43

April 23rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Portrait: The Elderly
Tell the story of an elderly person through the power of your camera. Capture the lines of their life.

What about if we imagine the life to come? Kids engaging in a practically ancient routine, formation marching in preparing for an Anzac day parade, a cultural custom used in remembrance of wars fought before and to come. A task, and performance used to link the new with the old, to install a convention fresh into the minds of youth.

Parade marching is now a relic that exists infrequently, used seemingly only now in civic services linked with a proud military history. It is of course a practical physical expression that links memory with fresh experience.

Participants are proud, clapped on by loving families whom remember the marches they participated in, whom themselves remember proudly their parents and grand parents. The custom is continued and supported, and this generation will look back here remembering the pride, the ceremony, the audience, and most likely will support it once more when they have children of their own.

The lines of the life of the elderly, what ever your opinion on conflict and war, is symbolically represented and celebrated within the lines of these children creating their fresh memories.

Grey mess

April 9th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Walking around the city of an evening is still the best way to enjoy it. Less people, interesting shapes. Ah perhaps I’m just looking forward to winter.

Green Mid Week

April 3rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

A mid week break had me away from home and lost in the splendour of a habit natural, yet removed from our every day experience.

Medicinal how refreshing a pallet away from the greys and whites can be.

Wk 42

March 20th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Artistic: Minimalist
Isolate your subject using the minimalist approach. Inspire someone with your art.

Subject really comes down to what in the minimalist settings. Line, Colour, Texture.

Not being minimalist I chose all three 🙁 Because I’m a gluten! And, I still really like James Gleeson

Wk 41

February 6th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Landscape: Get High
Everything looks different when you are high. Find a high perspective to shoot this landscape.

To easy. I could have jumped on a bridge, climbed a building, got sh1t faced and made some made documentary whilst trying to find the american dream in the midst of a desert car race, but everyone’s been there.

What about that range of distance that gets overlooked. You know, the height just past a tall person but well under anything extraordinary. So a range we have within easy of reach, but hardly ever do. I.e the height of a chair. 😛

Wk 40

January 5th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Portrait: Sitting in a Chair
Either a formal sitting portrait or a re-interpretation of this classic. Photography your subject sitting in a chair.

Behind the scenes in a classic English evening seated portrait. Hehehe.

Wk 39

January 2nd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Art: Handmade
Your artistic interpretation should be inspired by another artisan’s handmade work. Literal or interpreted.

The best cup in the world. Who ever made this, designed it, chose the red stripes, thank you.

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