Photo Frenzy Friday

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20140314_0078 20140404_0398I am trying something a little different. Something that may challenge the way I see the world around me. I call it Photo Frenzy Friday.

I have tried many of these themed and structured photographic challenges, and have without fail lost momentum for one reason or another. Then I thought about the NaNoWriMo which is a November Challenge for writers to simply write at least 50 000 words. No proofing or editing. Not even a concern for structure or flow. Just simply letting the words and the ideas flow from the mind to the page.

I wanted to do something similar with photography, and thus Photo Frenzy Friday, where there is not theme, no quota, no particular objectives other than to take photos. This is challenging enough for me as I have a day job at an office, so my Fridays tend to be rather similar. It is therefore refreshing as I try to find things that I haven’t seen before. I start to take notice of the people around me. The weather. The routines of others, and so forth.

It also challenges my perception of what I would normally perceive to be photographic material. Everyday items that would otherwise be completely ignored, now become more interesting. These I will be posting on my Goggle+ and Facebook pages.

The size of your lens…

BigLensIt has been a considerable amount of time since I last blogged anything photographic. In truth, I have been somewhat busy with other aspects of my life but I have still been active photographically. I am presently processing the photos from a recent local wedding and loving the little pearls of random beauty that I have managed to capture. It is always a risky thing as you cannot always tell exactly how well the images will turn out. Sure, you can preview photos these days on the camera, but these small LCD screens are hardly adequate to give a true indication, so there is still a risk. My rule of thumb is to take 3 to six times more photos than I think I will actually need, across two cameras, to ensure that I get as much as possible. So far this rule has done me well. Now, here comes the gripe session… Continue reading

Removing Tint

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Removing Tint

Fluro Lights were reflecting excessive green off the walls of the Paint Shop we were in. Making adjustments in Photoshop RAW, through Hue and Saturation in particular, I was able to overcome the green tint, returning more of the natural colours. It is fortunate that the subject was mucking around with the make-up artist. It gave me a much better example to use because of the colouring on his lips.