For those interested in street photography, the following audio slideshow is an interesting insight into David Peat's work
BBC News - Eye on the world: David Peat's street photography
I only wish that I still lived in Scotland and could attend the exhibition.
We're getting settled in to the new place now, had gorgeous weather for a week or so after we moved:
It has gone a bit chilly now though, still nice for walks around our village:
Should have some time for my own photo projects soon, fingers crossed!
Just to say, I've not abandoned these forums, just got a lot else going on in life at the moment that is taking priority!
Moving house next month, planning for life as a freelancer etc....
I'll be back and an active participant in the IQs again, worry ye not...
If my GF1 goes to sleep or I turn it off when it wakes back up again the focal distance that I had previously set on the 20/1.7 lens is lost (either via AF or MF) - It resets to a default focal distance.
Is there any way of making the GF1 remember the previously set focal distance?
I nailed the focus best on the first one, second is a little soft and third is pretty sharp too.
I made the assumption that it was a he because of the territorial dispute, a behaviour I associate more with males!
They are really characterful little souls, very inquisitive. They're probably the least skittish small bird over here as well so you can get a bit closer to them.
The friendliest robins I have ever met were the New Zealand Robins, they would come right up to you, literally less than a metre...
I would say that the space has to be content as it is physically contained within the frame. It's there whether you like it or not and will have a bearing on the success or otherwise of a photograph depending on how it has been used.
In most (but certainly not all) cases the space won't be the...
You can, and it is. However in this instance I would argue that it is primarily the use of space that makes the image. I cannot see this picture working if it were a close crop on the boxer, the atmosphere and tension would be lost.
One from today:
I was eating my sandwich by the lake and saw this image. To me it speaks of winter - the sky is the sort of sky you only get in winter and the trees are bare. The contrail brings the image together.
On reflection I think it might be more appropriate to describe 'extreme negative space' as 'main subject small in the frame' as that is more the defining characteristic of these photographs.
I came across this image today which I consider a very good use of this concept:
I doubt that many would disagree with you there. However I would argue that there is value as a learning tool in concentrating on particular facet of the photography and setting aside concerns of the image as a whole.
I think most people enjoy photographs on their merits without...
Indeed, it was posted as an experiment/discussion point - a concept that I, and others, are exploring.
What I am discovering in my own images is that it is more about the areas of the image that are the subject rather than the areas that are not the subject, and in using expanses of blank or...
Definitely more than portable! All of these recent images were taken with my wriggling 3 month old daughter on my front in a baby carrier so about as far as you can get to using a tripod!
I will say that I had a lot of misses with the focus, which I put down to 2 things:
a) it's been...
The intent was to frame the bird as being lost in a vastness of sky
The subject is the bird, on the lamp post. I think it works, although I prefer my more recent effort posted in this thread along these lines, an altogether more dynamic image which does have more tension.