My Family and I recently submitted to Alma Haser’s Ten Seconds Project. The project is based around the childhood game of hide and seek. Participants hide in front of two cameras, one with a 10 second timer and the second shooting video, the idea is to capture a photograph / video of yourself hiding in plan view like a child. Anyone can submit to the Ten Seconds Project, it’s pretty simple and you can read all the rules here. Because the Project is based around childhood it seemed a good idea to get my three year old daughter Matilda involved.
I first herd about the Ten Seconds Project at Alma Haser’s MiniClick talk in April 2013. As part of MiniClick speakers are setting mini projects called Mission MiniClicks. You can see my submission to the Ten Seconds Project / Mission MiniClick below.
I do like a bit of Instagram but one of the things that bugs me about it is once all your iPhone pictures have been imported into your Lightroom library there is no easy way of just viewing the Instagram photos… or so I thought. I always shoot photos with the standard iPhone camera then import them into Instagram. This means that one in five of my iPhone photos are processed with Instagram, and filtering them can be a bit of a pain.
I have spoken all across the UK and given a few talks in Europe and US, including at Googles HQ in California. I also have put together quite a few presentations for MiniClick at short notice, so I am a dab hand at Keynote as well. Because of this I feel I have gained experience with public speaking to the point where I can offer advice to others who are about to get up in front of a crowd. Some of the advice in this tutorial is geared towards Apple’s Keynote. Keynote is Apple’s version of PowerPoint, if you have Mac and don’t have Keynote, get it now as it’s only £13.99. This is not a Keynote tutorial so if you are PC-using-PowerPoint fan, the information in this post will still be relevant to you.
Kevin Meredith speaking at BrightClick 2010 (BrightClick was technically the 1st MiniClick) – Photo by Lee Albrow
Photographer Tom Groves has been documenting the world of Subbuteo and everything that surrounds it for the past three years. His project covers Subbuteo’s fanatic fans and the Championship competitions that occur across Europe. He is now putting the project into a self published book “In the Box” that he is funding through this Kickstarter page. For £20 you can pre order one of the 1,000 limited edition copies.
In January the UK got a decent amount of snow. Like most times we get snow, the South East gets the least amount. When it first started snowing I was in the New Forest with my family where we got a good covering and as soon as we got back to Brighton it started to snow here too – lucky us – double whammy! I tried to document as much as I could. Below are some of my pictures from those few days.
Hardy Brighton Fisherman – 20th Jan 2013 – Brighton beach
StickyGram enables you to turn your Instagram images in to sets of nine 5cm by 5cm magnets. That’s a decent little size because at 5cm wide your older 600 pixel wide Instagram images will print a 300 dpi so there is no compromise on quality.
Whenever I post street style montage portraits, I always start by saying I have been a little slack in posting them. This time round that is really true. I have six months’ worth to post so it’s a real best of the best. I shoot portraits of hip people around Brighton for Brighton Source Magazine’s street style section and then every so often I post them here. If you want to read about the featured peoples’ outfits you can read the words that go along with the pictures in the fashion section on the Source’s website.
I also have not posted any of the images to my Fragmented Portraits Tumblr for four months, but that’s about to change as I have lined up a post every three days till the end of January and this time round I will keep it going! If you’re into Tumblr, you can follow along here. Continue reading →