Archive for July 2012
This is an image from 2010 when I was in Bangkok. I must admit that I loved the place and would go back in a heart beat to photograph the people, the lifestyle and the colours.
I have revisited some of the images that I have taken and put them through the post processing process and the results have been quite different. I suppose that’s because I have learnt a lot not only as a photographer taking the shots but also the way I process the images in the Digital Darkroom. Now the only problem I have is that I can’t make my mind up which version I like better.
I would love to know which image you prefer.
I’m not a shy person by any stretch of the imagination but photographing people in the street with either a fixed lens or wide angle lens makes me slightly nervous, actually rather nervous. My nervousness stems from either approaching someone and asking them ‘Do they mind if I take a photograph of them?’ or just snapping one of them without their consent. I am not worried about getting told No by someone., however I am not afraid to fit a 300mm long lens to camera and shoot like I’m a sniper. It certainly is a lot easier that’s for sure.
I will overcome this fear, I suppose you could call it that, somehow and until then I might have to do some Street Photography in a group to put me at ease. What I did learn that Street Photography is hard and I take my hat off to photographers who do this type of photography on a daily or regular basis.
Would love to hear your thoughts on how anyone else has overcome this.
I was teaching a good friends daughters (you know who you are) how to use the older sisters camera and what they could photograph close to home. Both of the girls are incredibly energetic and are like sponges, just sucking up information as fast as I could spit it out. Both girls had a great time and I worked out that I needed the energy of a teenager to keep up with them both.
In the end I just gave them my gear and said go for it, I’m in need of a coffee and a rest. This is one of the photographs that we took throughout the day.
Have a great week everyone !
Here’s a lesson that I learnt tonight. My good Wife and I decided to go to the Samford Show. Its a country show and I thought it would be a good opportunity to get some shots of fireworks and some low light candid shots whilst there. Much to my surprise, when I dragged my tripod from the car, I realised that I didn’t have that doovalackie that connects the camera to the tripod. I knew exactly where it was…..at home !
To make matters worse, in the foreground is the fireworks people setting up, so I was in a prime spot with Side Show alley in the back ground with fireworks going off in the foreground. Well it would have been awesome if I had checked my gear before I left home.
So this is a hand held shot of 1.6 seconds 100 ISO. Its one of 8 shots that I got before my camera batteries died. The other 7 shots are garbage.
So the lesson that I learnt is to ensure the camera batteries are charged prior to use and ensure that I have the doovalackie that connects the camera to the tripod with me before I leave home to prevent future stuff ups.