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Day 94 – Follow the light or light my own path.

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

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Todays image reflects the thoughts in my head for today, how far do I follow the light left from others and how do I make my own light?

Manual Reading (Flash manual)

Page 10, Turning on the power switch.

Photographers images studied

Wedding photographer Jeff Ascough.

Work towards self employment

Where am I going, where do I want to go? Trying to answer these questions honestly.

Day 93 – Aww nuts!

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

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I was out most of today and was disappointed I hadn’t made an image. While eating a handfull of pistachio nuts I thought they might make an image quite appropriate for today. I’m also slightly addicted to them so the number of nuts got smaller with each photo.

Manual Reading

Page 8, 9 of my flash manual. Installing batteries and attaching the flash.

Photographers Images studied

Took a look at some of my friend images of Baltimore beacon from my our there last week. That was the first time I ever went out shooting with another person.

Work towards self employment

Reading more Visionmongers once I finish this post.

Day 87 – Heavy Machinery

December 16, 2009 2 comments

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I always find when I stick on a macro lens I get lost and can spend hours just moving around very slowly, like a sloth.

The image is of an old heavy drill, I couldn’t even guess how old but it still works.

Manual Reading

Page103, Flash Photography.

Photographers Images Studied

I had a bit of a light bulb moment today when I was trying to figure out why my landscapes had no oomph,  is that even a word. So I brought a few up on my monitor and then flipped through many landscape photography books and then it hit me. How stupid I felt when I realized where I was going so wrong, seeing the same ‘mistake’ repeatedly. I’m not going to say now where I believe I’m going wrong, you will just have to wait until this weekend to see if I can prove it to myself.

Work towards self employment

I picked up a few boring but necessary information leaflets from banks and looked up insurance providers.

Day 45 – Random Practice

November 4, 2009 3 comments

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Todays image resulted in a random page being selected from the book Light Science & Magic. It fell open on page 151 and this is the result I got. Trust me not to notice the glass I picked was dirty until I packed everything away. Just as well it’s only practice and it’s another learning experience which is the main thing.

I resorted to the random practice session as I couldn’t get going with anything imaginative today for some reason. I’ll be back tomorrow hopefully.

Manual Reading

Page 49, FAQ. Mostly AF info.

Photographers Images Studied

I took the time to study images in another ebook by David DuChemin today. The book was called “Drawing the eye”. He also recommends studying the images of other photographers.

I also downloaded his free iphone wallpaper images available from his blog.

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Day 39 – Off camera flash practice

October 30, 2009 3 comments

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This evening I played around with off camera flash. The evenings get dark now so it’s hard to get an image outdoors after a day in the office. Maybe I should go take some outdoor image in the dark, I’ve never tried it seriously before.

Manual Reading

Page 43, Formatting the card. I often forget to do this after downloading images only to realize it after taking a few new images. I should really make an effort to take note of the number of images remaining to be taken on the LCD.

Professional Photographer Images Studied

Today I read one of the ebooks by David DuChemin, author of Within The Frame. As I mentioned before I have read that book a few times and I will probably read his ebooks a few times too. At $5 an ebook I think it’s worth getting a few of them. I spent more time than I normally would looking at the images he included in the book.

I can’t wait for the new book, Visionmongers.

Some others

Day 29 – Work to a deadline

October 19, 2009 Leave a comment

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So todays image is of a water drop. After yesterdays post about not being in a rush I thought what if I was under orders to get a job done. I gave myself 45 minutes to setup, shoot and edit an image today. I’ve shot drop before so the setup was familiar but it was still a bit of a push to get the  images made in the time allowed. This was the image I liked the most.

Manual Reading

I had a quick read the rest of page 34, Holding the camera.

Professional Photographers Images Studied

I must admit I spent more time trying to remember my old flickr account than studying todays photographer. Today I very quickly looked through some of the work of Joey Lawrence.

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