While I was in London looking at the National Portrait Gallery I took a walk down to Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair as it was exhibiting work from Sir Don McCullin, CBE. The exhibition was called Proximity and was a brilliant display of vintage gelatine silver prints from McCullin over a period of decades of work. As someone who is interested in photojournalism and press photography … Continue reading FMP:Don McCullin exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery.
……….And so in the continuation of my portrait research and inspiration I took a trip to London to visit the National Portrait Gallery. This very inspiring building is jam packed full of images and sculptures to look at and at the time I went there was an exhibition on by Martin Parr. Parr, born in 1952 is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and a phonebook … Continue reading FMP: visit to National Portrait Gallery
So, my 2 years as a HNC photography student is coming to an end and I am now required at first to, present 3 FMP ideas to my peers via this blog so that they can give me critical feedback to help decide on the final outcomes so here goes……. Idea 1. Capturing images of workers from the police, fire, ambulance and night truck drivers … Continue reading Final Major Project Task 1
Hi, I am sitting here writing about the stress I am going through trying to get my websites to work properly. Maybe I should get a professional to sort out my domain names and records on my DNS servers and then the search engine optomization (SEO) thrown in too but, all this could be very expensive and it is not just the once that I … Continue reading Internet struggles
Metadata is used in photography to give information about the digital file of a photograph. It contains the creators name and email address for example. In fact, it can have lots of information in it and this information is all put into the file by the creator. The metadata has basic info like the file name, a label and caption. You can add camera … Continue reading Metadata.
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.
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.
So, where have I been? well actually I have had a very stressful two weeks with moving from my house into the one bedroom flat. The first week was full of empty promises from the new landlord about getting my boiler fixed as I received the keys with a faulty boiler so I was back and fourth from my house to the flat to stay … Continue reading Photography Show.
So, to conclude the current module at college we had to choose a couple of genres to produce images for, I chose still life namely a Jack Daniels bottle and an Absolute vodka bottle. I had to put these images into an advert form for a magazine or such. For the portraiture I took images of a aspiring war photographer/photojournalist and used one of them … Continue reading Still life/portraiture