Friday, 18 June 2010

Forgot to do the last week.... oops

I have some really nice colour film images of my mums wedding so I'm going to upload these tonight and hope that they suffice.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Thursday, 25 March 2010

David Hockney

When talking to my friend Chris, I mentioned about how I wanted to do joiner photography and told me about an Artist called David Hockney, who is known for his use of joiners in landscape, so I decided to check him out.

"David Hockney has often been regarded as a play boy of the art world."
This is the first sentence from Hockney's Biography on his website, but to be honest it was his joiner work that I was interested in, although not much work was on his website, I scouted around google images and found a few images that where really inspiring. Obviously I'm not going to do images as advanced as Hockneys work but it has inspired me when it comes to making joiners.

Starting Week 5 (Planning)

So, it is the end of macro for now. And I'm looking into something new for this week, I'm thinking about doing joiner landscapes, real wide angle stuff!

I'm hoping on using wide angle lenses for this aswell, to get an even more stretched appearance on my images. This wide angle theme still goes with what the human eye doesn't usually see, trying to get a better view on large landscapes, and possibly some urban styles.
more planning to come.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Week 4

This is the shoot of the bottles, I was sceptical at first as to how this would turn out and how to do it, but to my surprise, some of these images have come out really well and I had a good time. Unfortunately, the images of the bottles actually breaking are blurred because when you go over 1/250th of a second, the shutter can be seen in the flash, I shot one image on 320th and you can see the black line in the bottom of the image, I guess to shoot high speed photography, it is necessary to have bright lights that are constantly on instead of using flashes. I will store information in my brain for next time, I hope you like my images.

I left the shutter blur in this image to show what happens when your shutter speed to flash is too high.

At the time of shooting I realised that in the past weeks I'd only been drinking from cans, so I didn't have anymore bottles left after breaking the three that where remaining, so as I was about to give up, I decided to take the time to shoot the broken glass that was left on the floor, here are my results.

This is and image I took of my home "studio" after breaking the bottles, I really like this image, because it shows the whole area that was being used, this image is highly inspired by Gregory Crewdson.

Using A Home Studio

I have decided that these pictures of fast motion will be taken at home, and I have decided to break bottles to try and capture the essence of time passing by so quickly.
The Bowen's lamps will work for illuminating the area and will work with the Camera that I will be using (Canon 350D)

I hope that even with the limitations of flash/shutter speed, that I will be able to get the motion of the bottles as they travel to or hit the floor.

Will post when I can.

Monday, 22 March 2010

It Is Time...

To move away from Macro photography, sad faces all around for me but I will surely return to it soon enough.
It seems my theme has changed from what I said it was going to be, with all this macro it looks like the theme is "Things the naked eye doesn't see", and I would be happy to continue with these.
For this weeks shoot I am going to do do high speed photography to capture images of things that would usually happen in the blink of an eye, things that people don't usually see because it happens so fast. I think to capture these fragile moments would be a challenge because of timing but I glady accept this to see what I can achieve.

In my knowledge of photography, high speed photography requires ALOT of light, so to do this, I am going to use a two head lighting kit made by Bowens, the kit in question (I will get the model numbers later) is high powered so will be useful for possible close ups or standard shooting.

I can't wait to get stuck into this week and start shooting tonight!