Sunday, September 30, 2012

Blasting away at the beach with the Fujifilm X pro 1

I like to use one lens at a time when I shoot.  I get my head into the moment and need to be focused on the big picture or the detail.  

For the big picture, I use the 18mm fuji lens which is 28mm on the old 35 mm camera format.

I see pattern and tone that way.

Some people say this lens is a little soft around the edges, but my copy is very nice and renders like a dream of drawing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Apples with the Fujifilm X Pro 1

Here are two images lit with a Bowens strobe and soft box and the X Pro 1.  The first shot with the 60mm lens and the second is shot with the 35mm lens.

I was trying for dark, moody and slightly out of focus.

I've done a lot of shooting at f11 and really wanted to play with shallow depth of field.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A change is good

I find if I get overloaded with my own projects, a switch is good.

Lately, I have been struggling to find a new viewpoint with the still life series, so I decided to go street shooting.
I also did some colored drawings of the subjects to try and get new insights.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I went to see Wally Keeler at the Human Bean

I went over to see my friend Wally Keeler's art and it was truly unique and interesting.  Wally is a poet and has created a series of idea montages featuring images and words hung like photos.  I liked it.

It was also an opportunity to be inspired and snap a few frames.  The colour in the cafe is quite hot, as you can see.  Great stuff!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Streeters for features

I've done some street shooting recently and hope to do more.  I'm exploring and trying to understand one significant school of modern photography.

There is an entire world of post-pop colour photography started by William Eggleston and continued by young people today.  It often features mundane subject matter, the colour is usually jarring, and the beauty of the picture comes to you slowly, like Avro Part music.  It can easily be confused with bad home photos or bad tourist shots, but it runs deeper.

I've been familiar with this genre for decades, but never really got it, hence the effort to undersatand by doing.  Here are a few attempts.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I've been busy with tea and cafe

I've been working on a large series.  Tea and Cafe are part of it.  

Here are a few images from the series.

Search This Blog