Not blogging much because I have a couple of projects including my end of year assignment for tech, which incidentally, is frustrating. Hopefully I’ll be happy enough with all the stuff I’m working on. Another project is footage (2 filmography projects) and this is an opportunity that has been cropping up a bit so I’ll have to wait and see where it all goes. For now I will leave you with an ‘in camera multiple’ exposure. I think I have about 3 exposures here. Sometimes they are planned , but more often it’s hit’n'miss and lots of fun to see what you will get. There isnt a lot of editing in lightroom, and maybe it could do with a bit of a dodge ‘n’burn, here and there. Maybe its a bit messy, what do you think. You can double click it for a larger profile, which is really large, cause I didn’t reduce the size much.
To let you know about the chair, (from previous posts) it has been buried in the sand, it has been scrubbed clean by the elements, its like it died. Hopefully it will still be there when I get my camera back to the beach.
I took these images at the beach on Thursday. Some of it is really ugly. The chair has become a bit of a photographic study, but I’m a biggy for beach textures. I shot the night before and didn’t check the ISO which was set too 1000, and thought it strange the camera was metering at a fairly fast shutter speed in the gloom and rain.: I was really time pressed, but still the study turned out interesting for me. I always try and stick to the native ISO, but Ive got to say, I dont mind a bit of grain and I used to push process in film to create more grain. In some circumstances its nice. I was really surprised that before editing, the images picked up in strong sepia tones, but still, I opted mainly for the B&W. I suppose the different colour rendition is partly from the jacked up ISO as well as lighting conditions, it just renders differently.The 70-200 lens did a nicer job than my wide angle, and the chair has stayed in the same place despite the tides.
Its great to blog for archival, and its pretty groovy to get your work published….pretty much what Im aiming for, after I finish my studies, so prior too completion is great. This is a screen capture of the ABC web. I took the image of Darren Jew at his exhibition. He creates absolutely majestic under water images, google him, well worth the look. A really lovely man and I believe he takes groups out on these underwater adventures in Tonga. Imagine that hey, that’s another dream this year, to get the housing on the camera. I would really love to get into an underwater documentary. Saving those pennies for the housing. Thanks for the link Darren.
Me with one of my images in the captured exhibition…. Have to say, about the Head On Portraiture Prize…Isn’t 25K enough for the lady that won National Portrait Prize, Isn’t world wide recognition for one image enough? do you need to put the same pic in the head on comp? Her’s wasn’t the only one either from the NPPP, Okay they didnt win, but still, why do people enter same pic to comps again? Just wondered if thats ethical?
Darren Jew , Bondi Pavillion.
Photographing the Ludlites and Lomography Exhibitors, Bondi Pavillion, last w/e. A great bunch to photograph, and a fun photo day. Head to the ‘Head On’ website to find out when the exhibition goes until, and head on over.
My intensions were good, to go for a really long run and re-align my chakras (funny hey), but as per usual I see something and end up taking photos. So I ran home and got the camera, so at least I got a short run in. I think I’ve gone a bit excessive on the contrast, and clarity, it seems to be something I’m making a habit of. I know I didnt nail it with the chair. If I had of it would of made a more interesting image, onwards ever onwards, more to know for next time. Spot metering off of the sand wasn’t a happening thing, so i bracketed, still expected more. Probably the 70-200 would of done it nicer.
Something a little soft for today, inspired by the pictorial period of art. As per usual , with a little twist, unless you count the grain as pointillism.
Thank-you to my gorgeous model Annaleigh and to Pania and Chris for their space at Studio 1A, Marrickville for that lovely window area.