Is this thing

November 7th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

on.

In what feels like an eternity for me, I’m only just sitting down now.

What happened to my photo a week! I was making roughly good process. Of course I got to a difficult week (collaborate with an artist) and left it be.. This hobby of mine is rather mine alone (ED: despite a public blog, yeah right..) and I felt uncomfortable approaching my mates in my time off and be like “Hey! lets work on this thing for this thing I’m playing with Wooo!”

That is the point of this exercise after all. To push me out there!

So with this posts date stamp as proof, I’m giving myself a week now to complete the overdue work and get back on track.

VIV LA LEARNING.

P.s I haven’t not been taking photos, but nothing I really wish to add and I already feel like this is going to quickly get into a P.s about gear. Mmm ok just quickly. Having replaced a bunch of primes with a few zooms, I can’t help but feel I’ve become lazier with my composition. I’m not restricted to a focal length now, so I’m not really thinking about composition. It’s a Flick of the wrist to get things in and out of the frame without concern of the image I’m trying to shoot!

At least I’m aware of this now. I have to think much more carefully before lifting the lens to eye.

See you in a week.

Absolutely nothing to complain about

September 12th, 2016 § 1 comment § permalink

Yet still.

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As if we in developed economies should be miserable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate

Wk 32

September 7th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Landscape: Colorful
Shoot a landscape that packs as much color as you can find into the scene.

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Street racing as it’s best.

This I love for the tincy amount of form left in the subject on the bottom right. The motion they are in, is perfect.

I was practicing to pan the camera with the subject to isolate it around it’s neighbours. I thought I’d wanted the entire subject to be frozen outside of the rest, but I’m enjoying this so so much more with just enough form and context for the subject to be known. I think it’s the roof wracks that made it 😛

Off to see a Wizard

August 29th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Because it is still fun to imagine fantastical events at the end of every path.

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Wk 31

August 29th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

12 months in and the task set is the one I’m most uncomfortable with. Below is an F, I didn’t push myself and this saddens me, but I’ve wasted enough time worrying about this. I ventured into the city on 3 separate evenings only to come home with an empty SD card. There are tasks upcoming which will further make me uncomfortable, better get used to it. 😉

Portrait: Street Candid
Candids on the street, show us life in your town through the lens.

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I prefer my street to be a scrub.

Wk 30

August 15th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Artistic: Patterns
Get inspired by the rhythm that patterns bring to your images.

Hmmmmm

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Hmmm anyone for Broccoli? or was that an aerial shot from a scout during WW2?

Fractals for everyone!!!

The premise rests with the extraction outwards from undisclosed patterns that are found and re found again and again. This image could be extracted from a high vantage point, or from under a macro lens. There is nothing obviously discrete nor discerning to isolate it in either direction.

But I’ve submitted a few images based on this premise previous, I need to push myself running to the end.

Wk 29

August 9th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Landscape: Waterscape
Ocean, lake, river, pond, or puddle. Make water the primary subject of this landscape.

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A local checkpoint, it recently has been flooded and the grass’s have enjoyed the soak. A month ago this was desolate and struggling. My “waterscape” is represented within the life that grows from it.

Wk 28

July 31st, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Portrait: Family
Whether it’s the family you are born with or the one you choose, show the world what family is to you.

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Yep, fair representation 😛

I had imagined the three of us to be occupied away from the camera. The animal found something novel in the flashing light and was fixated. This was accidentally great and the rest of the composition was focused around her.

Wk 27

July 24th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Artistic: Blue
You were inspired by the fiery red earlier, now be inspired by calming blue.

Was I inspired by red? Oh That’s right I gelled the bathroom and it ended up looking a volcano erupted.

My first thoughts were to normative ideas of blue, sadness, isolation, depression, being forgotten. But then I was distracted by the roof line of the tuck shop at lunch.

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Lines that make squares that make rectangles still make me all gooey inside.

Wk 26

July 20th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Landscape: Simplify
Simply the scene to make your primary subject stand out.

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So not so much stand out, but just happens to be left within what is around?

Despite the clouds being interesting enough in their own right (I still like clouds) this is about the children’s toy flying over it all. Well When I say children toy I mean some large commercial aircraft.. No toy still works there too.

Anyway I enjoyed how the large cloud structures dwarf the aircraft as it flees out of the corner as quick as it dares.