Wednesday, 2 January 2013
I dont see myself or sell myself as a photographer, But it is a medium I love messing about with. I've a pokey little digital camera and wanted to throw a bit of fun into my snaps than just a default photograph of something.
My dads a proper old school photographer and I think it horrifies him when he sees me double exposing 35mm film or taking dozens of really bad off-piste shots of a beautiful landscape.
But its what you get after, yes that is a rubbish shot of a zoomed in roof in the middle of nothing, but take dozens and put them together and it looks great!
-Stand still and take 6 wide view shots of everything you see in a 180 degree arc.
[these will be your 'canvas' to work from]
-Zoom in and take lots of detail shots of everything around you.
[I like to divide it up, and take say 6 shots from the floor to the sky, then back down again a few degrees to the side and work my way around]
-Open in photoshop and tie together your wide view shots. on their own can look cool.
open up and place the detail shots
[i find 'overlay' and simply resizing really helps piecing together, think of it as a jigsaw]
ill post again about double exposures soon-a great activity when on an adventure.
[Dear blogger, my new years resolution will be to look after you much more regularly and keep you in the loop with my goings on!]
But first here's a final project on my contribution to 2012...
I collaborated with the Jester Jacques gallery to run a Xmas themed Print Workshop for the lovely members of the public at Boxpark. [Most of them apart from YOU that is] [of course not]
Karen -the owner- is a great curator/organiser/planner, and it was her concept and contacts to do something live for the public at Boxpark. We brainstormed together and we set out to do something fun, xmas themed, but that also showcases the Gallery itself, our [my] skills as an image maker but also teaches people how easy it can be to get into printmaking.