Location : BASIC Clicks Base, Portacabin, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
Date : 14th July 2017
Camera : Sony DSC-H300 (No Tripod Required)
Diving over a tree!
We’ve been playing with Objects and Backdrops today – and the toy cars!
Continuing on from last week we set up our shots on the stations before taking the shots with our camera
Using the clips from old magazines and the toy cars produced some really good shots and saved us the cost of location (Hee Hee!)
I revisited this picture from the last session. Using the pencils as “Pointers”. I hadn’t spotted this till after taking the pic, but I created a “Sunrise” effect by marking them out.
As well as the lego men, Graham, one of the group brought in some railway model men
this allowed the group to be a bit more adventurous with our photos….
and here’s a couple when I got home 🙂 Created along the same principles – studio a bit more rustic than that of BASIC Clicks…but objects and subject matter stayed the same (Astronomy book provided a little colour!)
Heading home from the moon
Riding across Jupiter!
If you’ve got any favourites – feel free to let me know!
Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
7th July 2017
We were back in the base camp of BASIC Clicks photography group on Friday creating scenes with backgrounds, toy cars and figures
taking every day items and creating something new, from behind the camera lens.
Another show at BASICs sponsor, John Lewis will be on display soon.
Here’s some of my favourites from Fridays session. Created with the trusty Sony Bridge camera.
Wine and Roses
Another Photographic from the archive – without the need for a soaking at any of the Zoo’s in the Northwest of England!
Amazing what you can do with a magazine and some toy figures….
Created by Inky at the Portacabin. Home of the BASIC Clicks photography group.
Camera : Sony DSC – H300
Additional Model (sic) – provided by playmobil.
Riding around in Outer Space
waiting on the western wind
ready for the off
travelling on the airflow
dancing under clouds
landing in a green
settling down to sleep
new flowers take form
The son of plot a
sets root growing in plot b
as tree line grows
Friday 19th May 2017
Basic Clicks Photography Group
Location : Base camp, the Enchanted Garden, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford, UK
Camera used : DSC-H300
Today, we’ve been out in the Enchanted Garden @ BASIC. Capturing some brilliant images for use in a future display. Mostly these were roses , but also the wildflowers and poppies planted throughout the garden.
Friday 3rd March 2017
Another session of Basic Clicks, the photography group at Brain and Spinal Injury Centre in Salford
Before proceeding with the photography – I enjoyed a nice bowl of soup in the cafeteria….and took a pic of it….
White Roses, Purple Flowers
The session worked primarily on composition, and setting up shots using our various cameras. I liked working with the fountain, but I like my close ups of the flowers.
Flowers, Close up
Abstract view, Waterfall
#coloryourworld #cyw #fuzzywuzzybrown
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC), Salford
Date : 27th January 2017
An Afternoon of Close ups and scene changes today at BASICs photography workshop.
Fortunately, our Models weren’t that overly demanding!
The workshop took place in the centre Café – Food for thought .
We had some fun and games in a still life session with some old bears! These bears had been collected over the years by our tutor – and formed a core part of a marvellous still life session. The bears were backlit and positioned on their thinking spots before we took the shots. I like the end results we got from this session.
Before taking each shot, we set up our “Stars” on their stage and adjusted lights and tripods accordingly – but being used to using my Sony Cybershot I mostly went for the point and shoot approach….I liked what came off the camera chip 🙂
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford UK
16th November 2016
I’ve had fun this morning at BASIC’s photography session.
It was a still life session with a difference – using a Racing Bike and some little toy characters
Framed with a backdrop provided by our leader and tutor Maggie.
Here’s the bike we used for the shots 🙂
I came armed with my Sony DSC-300 and my Xperia Phone as backup
A Close up of the spokes on the wheel
While I was taking the shots – I heard a tiny voice in the classroom….
“HELP!!!” he yelled
A little Lego Man – dropped through the sky (ok…it was the background curtain…)
He Landed on the wheel…
Before landing on one of the Bicycle Pedals….
Upon Closer Inspection of our photography subject – we found he wasn’t alone! 🙂
Stuck by the Brake pads 🙂
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford, Lancashire
Date : 26th October 2016
Todays session of the photography group concentrated on Still life.
It also covered areas of using a zoom lens and tripod.
The above pic was created using a small water fountain, brought in by our marvellous tutor Maggie, a star tripod and my Sony Bridge Camera.
I particularly liked the running water and the shadows in this shot.
I also played around with a seashell using the mermaids backdrop for a covering background. I like the details of the shells in this one.
The main task for setting up both of these shots was the set up behind the objects. this shot shows the distance for some shots requiring the lighting. In the end, I found perching myself at the short end of the table worked the best in both lighting and end result.
Dolphin in the Mermaid pool – bubbles created with washing up liquid….
Salford, 25th May 2016
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre – Salford
Frozen in time, a Flower head in ice ((c) Brian F Kirkham, May 2016)
In today’s photography workshop, we’ve been working with flower heads, captured in trays of Ice. We photographed the Ice over time , with close up shots and as the ice changed, the subject matter changed too.
Set of six – (c) Brian F Kirkham, May 2016
The green coloured cloth was set out to keep the table dry – but it added some interesting textures to the photograph.
The Ice allowed us to do some really good close up work, and as it melted – we achieved some really good effects with our cameras.
Getting close up to the subject matter in the ice captured the bubbles in the ice as well as the details in the flowers. I enjoyed taking the above pic because of the colours in the flower, the detail of the flower and the bubbles in the ice.