Last month the buzz seemed to be about Facebook celebrating their first 10 years of existence so Flickr’s 10th birthday a few days later seem to pass by without too much of fuss. To celebrate, Flickr has put a little video together of different images (including twelve of my images). I watched it three times before I realised that the images were actually counting up to 10, it’s quite subtle, or maybe I was having a dumb moment!
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This is an unabridged version of an article about phone photography tips I wrote for O2‘s in-store magazine. It came off the back of the video I made with O2 in 2012. I thought I would post it before it goes out of date. I don’t really take photos on my phone anymore even though I am an avid Instagram user (I’m @lomokev). I’ve been shooting a lot with the Samsung NX 300 (review) and Olympus OM-D E-M1 (review) which I can wirelessly transfer photos to a smartphone for easy posting. I have also been taking it one step further with the Android powered Samsung Galaxy NX which you can post directly to the internet from (review coming soon).
Apologies for the dodgy scan I was sent by O2!
In 2013 I was lucky enough to be asked by Tim Andrews to shoot his portrait for his “Over The Hill project“. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005 at the age of 54 Tim has been on a mission to be photographed by different photographers. According to his blog the total number of photographers stands at 270. It’s an interesting role reversal where the subject of the photographs is the driving force behind the project.
Quite a lot of the portraits are of Tim naked, so as I had the option of shooting him naked we decided to drive out to Stanmer Park early one morning. I knew that I wanted to shoot Tim in my montage style but also try some other things.
Tim Andrews double exposure set. I took the images of time in Stanmer Park rewound the film then shot it again in the nighttime in London.
If you are offended by nudity probably best that you don’t scroll down any further or click “Continue reading”. Continue reading
This is a follow up post to my 5 Lightroom tips that I wrote a year and half ago. Lightroom is pretty intuitive for the most part but there are a few things that are not so obvious. Every time I discover something that I can’t believe I did not know about it I will always make a note so I can write about it later. If there is something you think I missed leave a comment below.
The montage portraits I shoot are not just reserved for my trend spotting antics. I also shoot them of friends and family but most of the time it is reserved for the Street Style section of Brighton Source Magazine. Recently I was commission to shoot a set of family portraits using the technique, it’s kind of switch as usually it’s me approaching other people on the street to get their portrait not the other way around.
Mum, Dad, Daughter and Cousins all got in on the montage portrait action.
This is A little run down of the photography books I’ve acquired, most of which I got by attending photographer’s talks and book launches which means I get to pick up rare photography books and don’t have to pay postage. Some of the books are readily available on amazon while others will be a little harder to get hold of. I have included links to where you can purchase the books but my little tip go for the none Amazon books as they are the rarer and more likely to sellout in the short term.
If this leaves you hungry for more check out my other photo book recommendations in these blog posts: Three recently acquired photographic publications by Jim Mortram, MiniClick and Tom Groves and Three recently acquired photo books by Maciej Dakowicz, Martin Parr and Sam Hiscox Continue reading
Quarterly Magazine is an Ethical publication in that once it has covered its costs the profit from selling the issues is divided between everyone involved in the issue. The second issue’s printing was covered by a Kickstarter campaign and they don’t carry any advertising, it’s just pure wall to wall content.
As far as camera accessories go a camera strap is not as sexy as a prime lens with an über wide aperture or a carbon fibre tripod. But if your camera, lens and flash combination is above a certain weight a comfortable camera strap is a necessity. I find it quite surprising that straps that come with high end DSLRs are really cheap, uncomfortable and tend to be more of a camera advert than a strap.