Great short video for any creatives out there. All the best for 2015!
If Scotland is my first love photography wise then Iceland is the equivalent of a very exciting holiday romance.
There is so much for a photographer to capture. I went on a cheap package with icelandair and booked a couple of tours with a local company rather than on the massive tour buses with complaining tourists that believe that the northern lights should happen because they paid for it. I will post more about my adventure on a different post as this is about photography.
Image below taken with a canon 7d cheap 10x nd filter sigma 10-20
Sometimes, I can love and hate photography in equal measure. When I am out and feeling inspired then it’s great, but when I want to go out and take photographs but stuck in the mode of done that a hundred times and uninspired I feel like f**ck it I am going sell this stuff and go and do something different.
I think everyone feels like this, my solution, just get my ass out and take some pictures because the process of just getting out the house and taking pictures is therapeutic in its self and after all I took up photography to get me out of the house or hotel rooms that my previous job meant I had to stay in.
I had a moment like this recently, so after giving myself a good talking to I left the house at 3pm and went to the kelpies in Falkirk. After taking a few shots and nearly falling in the canal because I was too busy chimping, I came back with a couple of ok shots but more importantly re-energised. So if you are feeling like this at the moment, get out the house and take some shots, it’s not always the final product but the process which is important.
Many thanks for the views and likes recently, please post some comments on how you overcome photography blocks. Have a great weekend.
This is from roughly the same view point of view as the last post of fire works and using a cheap Haida nd 10 stop screw in filter. I was balancing on one of the blocks that are part of the installation and that you can see in the foreground. Everytime a vaporetto passed I was clinging on and hoping I wouldn’t end up it the water.
The Monumento alla Partigiana Veneta monument. Commonly referred to as the ‘La Partigiana’, facing the sea, it is dedicated to the women who fought in the resistance movement against Fascism during the time of the Second World War. It’s a statue of a woman lying down with her hands tied and positioned more or less level with the lagoon’s low tide mark
The Fireworks at the Redentore have got to be some if the most amazing I have seen. I only had my cheap travel tripod so I had to find a wall that I could place it on. Timer set to 2 second delay on 7d. Another challenge was that I had bought the canon 10 – 18 IS which has IS which I forgot to turn off at the start and the focus is electronic rather than mechanical.
Anyway, kinda happy with the results. First time taking shots of fireworks.
I haven’t had much time for photography recently and I needed some inspiration as although I love landscapes I have been so busy recently that a trip to my favorite places has not been possible. I also needed a spot of inspiration so I was really glad that I had booked onto to Brooke Shaden’s fine art workshop.http://shadenproductions.com/blog/
I woke up that morning feeling hellish with a heavy cold that was affecting my balance,however, I really wanted to go so I dosed up on lemsip and went.
I am so glad that I did. It was an amazing experience which gave me tools to help get creative idea’s and stories in prep for shoots, reminded me to slow down (I have a tendency to try and work really fast on fashion shoots due to time constraints) and the simple, straightforward workflow on CS5 Brooke uses was a revelation.
I don’t like being in front of a camera, I prefer to be behind it, however, I found myself helping a friend with one of his photography workshops on a freezing, dull day and I had 20 minutes to myself and I wanted to take some shots. The above image is a result of using what was available. No model (well has to be me :/) a scarf and the enviroment around me.
So if you find yourself somewhere and and lacking inspiration then why not think about a creative self portrait?
Hope you have a great weekend. Always interested to hear your comments.