Nine months of 2016 are nearly done and dusted. The three words I would use to describe 2016 are fast, brutal and relentless.
Not looking at a photographer this week. I went to art school with Peter Burke back in the 80’s and i’ts been a while since I last saw him but I enjoy his humour and it comes through in the work.
Listening to Drew Cole (or Arcoleo, take your pic) after seeing a tweet from Tim Minchin. Not a bad recommendation…
Although I question the need for this Britney Spears cover.
Collecting odd pieces as I walk around and bringing them back to photograph. This Crow feather reveals more detail the closer I get.
The trick to getting a good exposure of a black subject on a white background? Use manual mode and meter from an 18% grey card to work out the correct settings.
Been revisiting old posts in this blog from early last year. Back then I was looking forward to graduating, getting time back to catch up with family and kick off a new portraiture project with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.
That didn’t happen. This has been a hard year and it’s not over yet. That simply means I have to work harder and smarter to get back to work on the goal.
Looking at work by Clay Cook and Kerik Kouklis
Listening to Kings of Leon
My set up for the recent still life images is basically diffuse window light behind and a reflector to lighten shadows. I have left it set up so I can do quick images. there isn’t time for much else right now.
The post production is done with Macphun Tonality and is also fairly quick as I use presets and layers.
I managed to see Degas at NGV before it closed this week. Turns out when he was not painting or sculpting, he had time to be a photographer.
Listening to Matt Nathanson
A good day to remain inside but my at least my camera got an outing.
It’s been a good week.
My Father In-Law graciously agreed to sit for me and while I was happy with the result, there is a lot more I need to be thinking about in my approach to portraiture and that means more practice.
I finally got started reading Annie Liebovitz: A photographer’s life 1990-2005 I have had it for a few months but not even opened it. To be honest I had seen the hardcover of this and the cost put me off but my wife spotted a soft cover edition and got it for me.
The folio pick for this week is Ian Munro. I like images that tell a story and Munro’s character portraits do that for me (warning some images are not safe for work)
Listening to Nataly Dawn who is one half of Pomplamoose