pressmen performance and photography

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Robert Capa quote

"If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough."

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The mayor whats that near his waist!

Joel Meyerowitz Street Photography

A friend of mine suggested I should look at a video of joel Meyerowitz. If you google his website you can find a video of him discussing his techniques for street photography. Interesting.

Queen watches Darfur demonstration

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Southbank

Friday, September 15, 2006

Childrens waterfall

Aparently there used to be a small bridge over the waterfall at the top here and the children used to go over it on there way between the farms in Iceland and one day the bridge was washed away with all the children on it so it has become the childrens waterfall. There are many Sagas in iceland.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Saw a nice Geyser

portraits a question

From Wikipedia I found the following passage, "A form of art in photography is that of portrait photography. A portrait is the rendering of someone’s likeness. A portrait photographer not only wants to capture the true likeness, but also the personality of the individual. The photographer needs to be proficient not only in the workings and setting of the camera, but also needs to understand form and lighting. Great lighting and positioning can make someone appear at their best form if used correctly. Lighting and camera placement can also aid in correcting defects such as shortening a nose, making someone appear slimmer and other visual enhancements."
How far can one capture the personality of another in a photograph? How many students of photography have tried to think through this question? it is easy to contemplate this cynically and to dismiss this form of questioning as a waste of time. is it?

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Farnborough Aircraft

For any aircraft nuts out there, here are some images from the latest Farnborough airshow.

carpet worker in Jaffa

clown in dressing room

Friday, September 08, 2006

RIP in Reykholt

In an amazing land where it can be a photoghraphers paradise when the sun shines, when it doesn't it is very much hard work trying to be creative and make pictures of great interest.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Peru, An Island of Reeds

This is an island in Peru on lake Titicaca built of reeds.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

party planning and photography

In the planning stages it is essential to explore what you are hoping to achieve, how you want your guests to feel throughout the party and how you want them to remember it.

This is not simple and is the essence of what creates a fabulous event. In creating a story for your event( a beginning, middle and end) you are providing the essentials to explain what you want from a photographer. To co decide the style of photography and your hopes for the recording of the experiences that happen during the event.

It is essential that you choose the photographer that will best strive to deliver what you have created in your planning.

Planning is not just checklists. It is not just booking services. without the right story the end result will be weak.