Saturday, 6 February 2010

Week 5 - Speed

Edit : Finally started to get caught up on these after being sick for a couple of weeks.

I've turned out to be far more terrible at this Photo 52 lark than I'd anticipated.

I'm pretty much over the surgery now, and have come off the drugs, so it's time to play catch up.

If too much of the day hasn't gone already by the time I've got all the jobs done that need doing around here, I'll be heading out with the camera to see what I can find. :)

Updated 11/2/2010

Decided to go a little different this week.  While I had the D300s, D200 and a bunch of lenses with me at the time, I decided that I really couldn't be bothered unpacking gear on the middle of a train journey.  So, I decided to give this a try with my Samsung Omnia.

I've been trying to do more shooting with the mobile phone's built in camera juts to see how far it can be taken.  So, this is my first real test.  I think it shows the speed theme off well enough.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Week 4 - Street

Due to my doctor admitting me to hospital on Monday for emergency surgery, I was unable to go out and shoot a subject I was really looking forward to trying.

Street photography isn't something I do, or have ever done in fact, so I'm really bummed out I haven't been able to get this one done in time.

But, I reserve the right to revisit this one in the future when time & bodily functions allow. :)

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Week 3 - Chopped

So, here we are on Week 3.  This isn't the original shot I had in mind, but the props I thought I'd have available to me today turned out not to be, so I put this together in just a few minutes (even more rushed than week 1).  I only managed to get 4 or 5 shots to try to frame this up just right (I wanted to avoid plug sockets and the wall behind the counter, wasn't a lot of room), but it's definitely something I want to go back to in the future and try again (along with a couple of other ideas for the "chopped" theme.

Shot with the Nikon D300s & Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 lens 1/250 @ f/5.6.  Lit from above right with an SB-900 shooting through a tri-grip diffuser.

You can read a bit more about this shot, and what I would do differently over on my photo blog.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Week 2 - Poems & Poetry

I hate to say it, but I'm having to pull a Joker already and skip week two.  I've been completely stumped on this one, and the couple of ideas I have come up with simply aren't doable due to time constraints.

Good luck everybody else with Week 2! :)

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Week 1 - Curves

So the Talk Photography 2010 Photo52 has begun, and the first week's subject is "Curves". This isn't quite what I'd thought up in my head beforehand, and I was a little bit rushed trying to take this, so not quite as I'd like it to be.

Shot with the Nikon D300s & 50mm f/1.8D lens @ f/8. SB-900 in a 32" softbox directly overhead. I probably could've been a little more creative, but as I said, a bit rushed at the time. If I get a chance over the next couple of days, I think I'll probably shoot this again to see what else I can come up with.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

New blog :)

So, I've never really done much of this blogging stuff before, but as a recent new member to Talk Photography, I decided I'd set one up for the impending 2010 Photo52 challenges.

I really need to start challenging myself a bit and broadening my styles and thought processes when it comes to photography and figured this would be a good way to do it.