Photo Frenzy Friday


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

The Silent City – Movie in the Making.

I have recently been involved in the making of a local film called Silent Night. While I am playing one of the characters in the show, I did get a few chances to take some behind the scene shots. Here they are.

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