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Today, I was back in the studio for a great shot with Carolyna, who was a pleasure to work with and very natural. Together, I think that we have created some really good images.
The challenge in a studio is to set the light as you need it rather than making the best of the available light you are deal, as in travel photography. I think that this requires a greater understanding of light together with some science in the shape of an old fashioned light meter. The one thing for sure is that this is improving my photography and the use of light.
It is going to be a couple of weeks before I am back in the studio but I will need that time for post processing both today’s session (top priority) and some other stuff. When I have done this, I will be posting more galleries to my web site.
Filed under: Charities, Photoshots, Publication | Comment (0)
Recently, I have doing some street photography for the London Cycling Campaign which is a charity that promotes safe cycling in London.
Five of my photographs have been published in the February/March edition of their magazine, “London Cyclist”. They are part of an article by David Dansky when he got a different perspective on city cycling during a training course with a group of London’s red bus drivers. The photography (right) was used as a full page spread.
In this digital age, there is sometime very pleasing and satisfying seeing your photographs in print especially when someone else is publishing them. The other good thing is it means that more people will get to see them.
I am planning to do more work for the London Cycling Campaign over the coming months.
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Do you remember my quest last summer? Now I have published a book Hunting Elephants on the Streets to share the pleasure that I had going round London to find and photograph these colourful elephants.
The book contains all 258 elephants that were on the streets of London last summer and is published through Blurb, a great online self publisher of high quality books.
Of course, all photos of the elephants are also on my website in Elephant Parade London 2010 gallery.
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It is great to be up in the mountains again. For the first time, I have taken my DSLR with my whilst skiing, carrying it in a well padded backpack. It does mean that I have to stop and get the camera out every not and again but I think I have got some good images.
The easiest time to photography the scenery and action on the slopes is a lunch time when we had stopped in a piste-side restaurant. Then I can just sit there eating & drinking with my camera at the ready (see left). Whilst the light is not at its best in the middle of the day, it is still possible to get good shots especially with the help of a polarising filter.
The skiing has been great which is surprising given the spring like weather and lack of fresh snow – a tribute to the pisteurs here in Chatel.