Hidden things

Memories, Poetry

#Promptuarium

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

Photo Challenges

BASIC, Photography

Salford 13th March 2018

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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

Creating a Photograph vs. Taking a Photograph

Photography, Shared Documents

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

The Daily Post

A photo of Stars trails captured at Kalalau Lookout on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Star trails I captured at Kalalau Lookout on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

“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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Through a Lens

BASIC, Photography

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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.

 

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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.

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Scenes Captured in a Ball – The technique produced some lovely effects

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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.