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May 17, 2018 at 9:41 pm #16291
Thanks for posting this Ian. This rings a little bell with me because when I was a student I used to buy a few copies of Creative Camera. I remember it being specialist quality magazine without many pages and concentrating on photographers who worked in black and white. It often printed many historic photographs from all over the world. I kept them for many years and wished I’d kept them now.
This portraits have their own style and are certain not the bog standard technically perfect pictures. I would say these are documentary portraits in the style of street photography.May 13, 2018 at 1:51 pm #16282
I wish I could help Ken. I’ve been trying to think of alternative caption but haven’t got a good one yet. Thanks very much for posting these. I was getting a bit lonely!May 10, 2018 at 7:18 pm #16277
I’m sure you’ll find it very useful Ken especially if you photographing the birds in your back garden. Set up the bait, then the camera and the bird will sit on the camera! I bought one a while ago and haven’t used it much yet but it can be very useful.May 8, 2018 at 8:39 am #16266
Here’s a photo I took at the Sandbach Transport Festival. I thought it was funny the way the two guys were deeply involved in the engine and the other man seeing the funny side. It just needs a good title. Help!
May 5, 2018 at 8:57 am #16241
This picture isn’t of the best quality but is begging for a good title. Can you think of one?May 1, 2018 at 7:37 pm #16225
I’ll kick off this month’s theme to get everyone in the mood. Can you give me a good caption for this photo? I was thinking of “That’s where I left it!” I’m sure someone can do better.April 30, 2018 at 7:06 pm #16212
I think this photo clearly illustrates the technique of dirty framing. The subject is sandwiched between foreground and background elements. It has a almost 3D effect and does make you feel you’re there watching from behind the lorry. It’s a useful technique to improve our photographs. Thanks Ian.April 24, 2018 at 9:09 am #16177
I took this photo a few days ago in the Queens Park. It’s stunning at the moment with the spring flowers. Great photo opportunities there. I think this one qualifies for ‘dirty framing’. Do you agree?April 20, 2018 at 9:34 am #16157
What do you make of this?? They say never smile at a crocodile. this one was very close to the window ans I was never going to get it all in focus being so close so chose to focus on its snout.April 17, 2018 at 9:32 am #16151
Ken, I’ve tried to tidy up your last post, but think I messed up the text. Apologies for that. I agree that photography is very subjective and it’s not unusual for people to disagree with the opinion of highly qualified or experienced photographers. We’ve seen that many times. For me good street photography is all about capturing the moment that turns the scene from something ordinary into something special.
Your idea of photographing cyclist is a good one. In the photos above I like the way you’ve related the cyclist to the environment.April 14, 2018 at 9:26 pm #16140
I think that true street photography is an acquired skill. It is all about capturing a precise moment. Like he suggests a lot of photographers walk down a street and take some photographs and call them street photography, but there’s a big difference between just photographing some one in a street and photographing them in a way to make interesting statement of the event. I find it difficult to define in words, but agree that the photographers VAT, Visualisation, Anticipation and Timing, play a vital role. It’s not unique to street photography though. I would sport and landscape photography also require these planning skills.April 10, 2018 at 10:57 am #16126
Thanks for posting that link Wallace. I’ve updated the Events page with the details.April 7, 2018 at 6:40 pm #16119
Thanks Ken. It was my lucky day. There were some very good portraits on show and any of them could have won. I echo your congratulations to all that contributed to our success in the L&CPU competition.April 7, 2018 at 6:33 pm #16118
Thanks Ken. My green hulk looks a bit soft, but I think it’s because it’s low resolution. It is sharper than it looks here. Honest.April 7, 2018 at 6:29 pm #16117
It sounds like someone got a right bargain. Low mileage and well looked after. No wonder it sold so quickly.