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.


Please go give my Flickr a quick browse and comment with any questions or advice!


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.

Please go give my Flickr a quick browse and comment with any questions or advice!



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.

Please go give my Flickr a quick browse and comment with any questions or advice!


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.


Please go give my Flickr a quick browse and comment with any questions or advice!

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.


Please go give my Flickr a quick browse and comment with any questions or advice!