As part of my current assignment for college I had to do a mini portrait shoot on location. I was shooting images at The Belfry golf course in Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, England of a golf event staged for a charity called Veterans Contact Point. The event was organised by Balfour Beatty and a lot of the golfing Balfour Beatty employees attended. I was shooting … Continue reading Mini Portrait Shoot.
For my next college assignment we were tasked with shooting images of the tallest single drop waterfall in Britain which is situated in Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales. We were then expected to use software tools to manipulate or enhance the images to prepare them for output which in this case could be the screen based image like on this blog or for a gallery that we … Continue reading Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall using filters.
I was tasked at college with producing a series of images that would be used for English Heritage social media platforms targeting a younger contemporary twenty five plus age group. In the English Heritage values section of the website they speak of being imaginative in the way that history is brought to life and thinking creatively using the most effective means, surprising and delighting … Continue reading Witley Court.
I was tasked at college with shooting 1 roll of black and white film or shooting in colour film the theme or influence of a chosen photographer. The first photographer that sprung into my mind was Vivian Maier, who was an American street photographer who died in 2009. Maier’s work was mainly shots of people but she also took shots of architecture in and around … Continue reading London Trip/Street Photography.
Flash photography is basically adding light to the subject when there is not enough there already for you to make a correct exposure for what your intensions are for your image. It could be to just get a balanced exposure or it could be to freeze action. All flash units have a guide number; because light intensity falls off with distance, the distance from camera … Continue reading Flash photography.
I went out this weekend to take some images inside a nightclub for college as my current module has night and gig photography sections to it. This was the first time I have ever shot inside a club as it is not really the norm to lug a DSLR around with you in a nightclub but I was lucky enough to get permission from one … Continue reading Nightclub Photography.
At college we did a workshop in seeing in black and white. Black and white photography or monochrome as it is also called, is how photographs were taken before colour was introduced. The photographers of the time probably had to pre-visuize what they were shooting. They would probably realise that colours like yellow or light pink will show up more like a shade of white … Continue reading Workshop: Seeing in black and white.