Saturday, 17 November 2012

Purple Mafia

 A few months, or weeks, ago I was lucky enough to do a photo shoot of the band Purple Mafia working with Rick from ItchyKoo Photography in Wetherby. We worked primarily in the studio with the boxes above and a few shots outside using a sofa and a single flash. I really enjoyed the experience even though it was shattering and it did show me that I really couldn't cope doing that everyday as job. It seems like it could end up taking the fun out of photography, especially the hours of editing, so i'll stick to shooting whenever I feel like it and not when I'm told to.

I hope the band like the photos and I hope everyone else does too. Haven't bothered with any set-up diagrams because the studio ones were too complicated and the outside ones are too simple to bother.

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Monday, 17 September 2012

York

The first time I've been out with my camera properly since I finished the project and it felt good. I haven't been in the mood to go out and take photos recently because they never seem to come out nice enough now, it's probably just because I spent so much time on each photo in the project and now everything seems a little mediocre.

But I enjoyed taking a few photos whilst going around York in the sun on Saturday, would have liked to take more street candid portraits but oh well, still pleased with the few I got.
We also went to the art gallery near the minster/theater, it's really worth a visit, got a couple of Lowry's which are seriously nice, plus it's nice to sit out in the sun at the cafe too.
 I tried to work more on the editing side of things for these photos, experimenting with some new techniques and such.

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

50/50-50


50/50
50

50 photos, 50 days, 50mm lens. Finally done. Finishing my project 50 with a picture of all the prints of my photos. I love having prints, although they have the white border, which I may have to cut off at some point. But anyway, this picture was taking in George's attic and took around 40 minutes to stick all the prints up with blue tac. Simple lighting cause I wanted it to be about the images and be a clear/clean picture.
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The t-shirt wasn't that small, it was cause I was bent over. 
Project 50 Statistics 

  • 50 final photos
  • Around 2000+ photos taken during the project
  • 8 people/models
  • 100+ hours of shooting, editing and uploading
  • 20,000 Flickr view during the project
So, to anyone considering a Project 50 or similar project, I'd say, do it. It is hard work, annoying, tiring (I didn't get to bed before 1 most nights) and takes a lot of time but it is so worth it. I've learnt so much from it; from Photoshop/editing techniques to learning to use my lights properly and effectively. I don't think I'll be doing it again, I have some ideas for shorter projects in the future but nothing this size again. 

Big thanks to James Hodge, George Cudby, Simon Hartley, Jake Levi, Geoff Archer, Peter Archer, Maggie Archer, James Kelly, Sam Kelly, Rufus and anyone else who helped or even favorited a photo on Flickr. It really means a lot! 

I have 12x8" prints available here on my BigCartel site. They're a very good price and all the money will go towards creating better more interesting projects in the future! Plus it's nice to have a print if there's a photo you like! 

PS. Check out James' photo for Day 50.


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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

49/50-Sit And Stare


49/50
Sit And Stare

The penultimate picture of the project. This is one i'd had planned from the very start, I saved it for towards the end because I thought it would be one of my best. It's not as nice as I would have liked but still. Been using a blue gel the last two days, works nice with the red. The prints of the first 45 pictures arrived today so I need to get a few more printed and I'm set for my last picture tomorrow!
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PS. Check out James' photo for today.

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Monday, 6 August 2012

48/50-Phonebox Murderer


48/50
Phonebox Murderer

Wasn't the picture I had planned but I'm going to save that for tomorrow I think, or the last day, depending if my prints from Photobox decide to arrive or not (Do not buy from them, poor service)


PS. Check out James' photo for today.

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Sunday, 5 August 2012

47/50-Beards Are Cool


47/50
Beards Are Cool


Met up with Jake again this evening after taking a picture of him on like day 7. Had no idea what I was going to do for the photo so just tried some different stuff, ended up liking this sort of framing with him to the far right. Only 3 pictures left now too!

PS. Check out James' photo for today.


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Saturday, 4 August 2012

46/50-Reality Is Wrong, Dreams Are For Real


46/50
Reality Is Wrong, Dreams Are For Real


I turned Ethan into Tupac today, a picture i'd had in mind since the start of the project and I think I've done the idea justice. It's obviously not amazing because I'm using PSE 7 and I'm not too good with it. I love Tupac, his music is just so good and meaningful, I must listen to him more often. There's the original picture below so you can see the work that's been done...

  PS. Check out James' photo for today.


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Friday, 3 August 2012

45/50-The Shutter Noise


45/50
The Shutter Noise


Lost track of time today when I was out with Holly, got home at around 10 so I really couldn't be bothered going out and setting up lights and all that nonsense so I'm just using a photo I took of my Praktica down at the reservoir. I'm well gutted as well because the film stopped winding on so i had to open up the back to sort it out, ruining the like 5 pictures I'd already taken on it. Also tried to create a sort of film effect on this picture, worked alright, kinda, maybe?
  PS. Check out James' photo for today.


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Thursday, 2 August 2012

44/50-Self Destruct


44/50
Self Destruct

Got a hell of a lot of bottles from Cubby's today for this picture, just filled up my living room with like 60 of them to do this picture. It hasn't turned out exactly as I would have liked but it's still alright.
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 PS. Check out James' photo for today.


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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

43/50-Lost In The Fog


43/50
Lost In The Fog

Borrowed James' sackboy toy/model today for my picture. Did one a little like the one he did earlier in the project. It was meant to have fire and stuff but I didn't find anything that would burn well enough so I opted for some deodorant generated fog instead.
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 PS. Check out James' photo for today.


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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

42/50-Swan Lake


42/50
Swan Lake

Yeah it's a camp name, get over it. But i'm liking this picture (especially how you can see the rain drops). Met up with Rufus in the park to do this picture, found some swans and then broke some of my kit. One of my flashes is playing up after falling, as is my now second broken umbrella, I should take better care of my stuff.
A few more alternate pictures below the diagram.
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 PS. Check out James' photo for today.


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Monday, 30 July 2012

41/50-Streets and Roads


41/50
Streets and Roads

Simple last minute portrait, nothing exciting or special.
 PS. Check out James' photo for today.


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Sunday, 29 July 2012

40/50-I Can See You


40/50
I Can See You

So a picture of James for day 40, we had no idea what to do so just got on our bikes and road out into the country a bit and managed to find this mound of rocks and gravel and shit. Both messed around with a few different ideas and took us both quite a while to get the lighting spot on. Probably my favorite picture of the ones me and James have done together. MAKE SURE to watch the video, James dances.
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PS. Check out James' photo for today.


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Saturday, 28 July 2012

39/50-I'm An Ent


39/50
I'm An Ent

Got this picture on the second shot I did, makes a change from taking around 80 pictures. Last picture with James tomorrow for Day 40.
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PS. Check out 
James' photo for today.


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Friday, 27 July 2012

38/50-One Eye Open




38/50
One Eye Open

Mirror picture, yeah.
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PS. Check out James' photo for today.


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