Here are few photographs from a talent show last Saturday at Rubery Social Club in Birmingham.
Gig photography can be a challenge out in the field, usually you can’t use flash so you rely on fast lenses and hi iso. A lot of big gigs will have great lighting making it a bit easier. Usually only a photographer will notice the subtle differences though… And it makes it extra challenging and fun when the lighting isn’t quite ideal! The hi iso abilities of the newer digital slr’s can really help and did help me… but who wants to upgrade my two nikon bodies?
Many of you that check out my facebook page have probably already had a chance to look at these photographs of my latest book, documenting all 57 images and artists from the recent exhibition and on going portrait photography project I have but I thought it’d be good to get a slideshow up for my new visitors too! A little information first:
The book itself is 96 pages, images and text documenting the artists featured in the Strong Brum project that was funded by Birmingham City Council and commissioned by The Drum, where it was exhibited between September and December 2009, thanks to Mukhtar Dar.
The book itself is bookstore-quality with a hardcover, professionally printed and featuring a durable matte finish and library binding.
Here’s a slideshow of the images that didn’t quite make the exhibition for the BirmingStrong show at the Drum but that I still think are awesome. Believe me, it was tough deciding which to use in the exhibition for many of these. All 57 portrait shoots were good fun, great experience all round. Enjoy a few of the images that weren’t on show, but deserved to be:
Just wanted to share a few videos with you. About this time of the year I take time to catch up on many things, amongst which are movies and books which inspire my photography. Ok so perhaps books, well they inspire my travel, my love to explore and to experiment. But right now I’ve been catching up on movies, not the usual comedy “rubbish” I watch to chill out but inspiring stuff, movies with great cinematography.
You might remember way back when, I shared with you “Notte Sento“ which was a great timelapse shot video. Well right up there with the wow factor was this movie by Chris Jones called The Passenger, check it out (hit full screen, and if you have decent sound, turn it up):
And finally, I’ve never been a huge fan of CGI… I always seem to focus on the unreality in it all. Jurassic Park didn’t hit me like it seemed to hit everybody around me and don’t get me started on Avatar. Actually I went to see Avatar at IMAX, twice… once sold out for weeks, the second time so full the only seats were useless.
This next video is purely CGI, the work of only one man, Alex Roman.. and it’s exquisite. If you have HD then please click the link below this video and watch it in HD. Either way, full screen and sound: