#Promptuarium #Photo Album
13th September 2018
Hidey Holes in the place where I rest my head
hold memories, to recall and to cherish
programmes of events and photographs
uniform pins of times gone by
Old cameras look on in awe as
24 stills turn to 48 turn to over a 100
as film turns to cartridge and to chip
how many memories are on the corner of my desk ?
Archives of old journals and diaries
now playing hide and seek
in the corner of a wardrobe space
On occasion, shown the light to read
And what of the tapes and videos
now boxed away ?
The machines can no longer play
Tape recorder occasionally used, video cassette – gathering dust
Salford 13th March 2018
Over the last few days i’ve been taking part in a photographic challenge
#challenge30 involved taking pictures with my trusty second hand Nikon DSLR camera on thirty subjects – each with their own unique title.
i particularly enjoyed taking photos from an abstract view, changing simple items into something else.
The pictures have been stored on a gallery on flickr’s website and you’ll find them here
Salford 3rd September 2017
its interesting the way things are valued
I’ve returned to this pic i took at the local art gallery, currently displaying some pieces from the Pilkington factory, once of Salford, now St. Helens.
Of course , every item has its price tag. There is a replacement value for Insurance purposes….initial cost of production….blah blah.
The artist will want their recognition of course, the irony ? Their work’s rises upon death – thanks to some VERY Shrewd investors.
But the cost to replace the artwork – is priceless – for it would take a great deal of time, skill and blood sweat and tears to replace the artwork behind the glass panel. And once the artisan has passed, you could copy his/her work…but it would never match the original….it would be a pale imitation
drop it….and it might get its value back….buried and recovered decades later….
So, with that in mind – here’s a pic of a local northern landmark – An impressionist view of the Chinese Arch in Manchester – from a local artist (you might know him, you’re reading his stuff!!!) – lets call it £10 for a print 🙂
Saw this…and thought i’d share. picked up a few of these threads at BASICs Photography Workshop – feel free to check my photo links and comment if you wish
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt
Who this post is for: Aspiring photographers or anyone who wants to learn how to take more creative photographs. No photo-editing software is required, just a desire to learn and experiment with your camera!
The world offers no shortage of amazing subjects and experiences to photograph. In 2017, it’s estimated that people will take nearly 1.2 trillion photos around the world. Many of these photos will be simple snapshots—photos defined as informal, taken quickly or spontaneously, and sometimes without thorough consideration of composition. In many cases, that’s all a situation calls for, but for many subjects it’s often prudent to dig a…
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This weeks photography class at BASIC in Salford, involved taking photographs through an object. The scenes were placed behind a Glass Ball and the pictures were shot through the ball.
The images obscured depending on the angle of the shots taken. The Miniature image captured through the sphere a copy of the picture behind it.
Scenes Captured in a Ball – The technique produced some lovely effects
The idea was you didn’t concentrate on the image behind it – just the image in the ball!
The session produced some great pictures, and i really enjoyed creating the images i did with my camera.