Friday, April 24, 2009

Speedy service - The Wheatsheaf Pub Garden

Yesterday, at 9am I got a phone call from the manager of a local pub, the Wheatsheaf, stating that I had been recommended by Bruce, the master butcher at the Parson's Nose , as a photographer who could take some interesting images of the pub's garden that were now needed, for promoting it, now that summer or at least spring appears to have started! Speed was of the essence!

I popped in to meet Ali, to agree a brief and was able to quote him my fee on the spot. Hands were shaken, and half an hour later, I came with my photo gear and took a variety of shots with a wide angle and a fisheye lens, to capture it all. The sun was shining and there were strong shadows, so taking and processing the pictures took some care.

By 3pm I had downloaded the pictures onto my computer and using Adobe Lightroom 2 and PhotoShop CS4 created a slideshow of my selection of processed images that best matched the brief, which I uploaded onto the web and fired off an e-mail with the link to Ali.

At 8pm I had a response from Ali who had selected 8 pictures which he needed as 300dpi tiff files at A3 size which were to be handed over to ProntaPrint on the Fulham Road for inclusion in a large poster to be put on a stand outside the pub shortly. This morning at 10 I delivered the DVD with 800mb of high definition images and left with the cheque.

Eyefully good for all concerned!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

LIP Trial Greenwich Sunday 19 May


The Laban Centre - an amazing building.




On Sunday 19th a hardy group of LIP (London Independent Photography) members gathered at the Viewfinder Gallery in Greenwich at 10am, where John Levett our host read out one of his splendid prose poems on a theme of of urban decay and renewal, which we were to use as an inspiration for a photographic odyssey around the nearby streets and riverscapes of Greenwich and Deptford, after which we would meet for coffee and a discussion of our adventures. On another day we would compare our favourite images and see how 12 different people would interpret a common theme in the same part of London.

I have made a slideshow of my take on the theme.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Weekend in Chelsea with my Leica M8


I had my camera with me last weekend and snapped at various things which caught my eye: a purposeful pigeon.

A flower head on the pavement

A quirky scene of someone washing down the road with some interested spectators which I show in black & white and then colour with a different cropping.

Finally what I think is a wonderful bit of natural art, formed by a damp patch/puddle that thinks it's a poodle!! with a giraffe's head.

As usual I would value your comments.

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Authors@Google: Joe McNally - Photographer

Photographer Joe McNally visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "The Moment It Clicks." McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer, whose career has spanned 30 years.



I really like this talk, its full of humour, plus lots of tips on the craft of the photography business. Literally how to make a living in this game whilst keeping your sanity.

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