Sunday, November 29, 2009

Photography highlight of the week, week 2

I went to New Forest with Mitch and Liam earlier this week to take photos for our Technical Workshop unit. Had lots of fun and I think I got some stuff done for the unit as well.

Also I´ve been paying around with white balance on my 1d mkII and trying to get digital images to look like film. The thing with shooting digital is that I just don´t like the way the photos look like. It just doesn´t have the same feeling as film I think. BUT I kind of like the photo of Mitch above, and I think my digital images are starting to look better. I need to do research a bit more and just take more photos to get it right I guess....

Also Had my Bronica SQ-A with me and took a couple of portraits of the guys.

This image is for our Technical Workshop unit, a figure in the landscape. Shot with a 5x4.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Went to Beachy Head in East Sussex with Jameson yesterday and we took the Toyo 5x4 field camera with us as well. It was super windy, with around 100 km/h wind gusts at some point. Jameson took some photos close to the cliff and I have to say I was pretty scared, because of the gusts. Mature nature was really showing it´s strength.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Photography highlight of the week, week 1

This weeks photography highlight for me was using the Toyo 5x4 large format camera for my DISP unit. The theme for this unit is incongruous ( something out of place ). I hope I spelled it right... So basicly it´s a photoshop unit. Which is good, because I´m not that good with photoshop.

To get an idea of what I´m trying to explain, look at Philip Toledano´s website for some examples.
My idea for this unit was to photograph a landscape of the beach, where a statue of the egyptian goddess Isis has washed into shore and people taking photographs of it. Fairly simple idea, but then again I like simple images.
I really enjoyed using the camera on location at the beach, it slowed down the actual process of taking photographs and made me look at the landscape I was working with and think about what I was doing, instead of just snapping away with my digital camera.
I´ll post some photos as I start working on this project next week.

Another highlight this week for me was using my Mamiya 7 again. I took a couple of photos of my housemates as they were going out. I haven´t used Kodak Portra 800nc before and I have to say that I was very pleased with the results. More photos on my flickr site.