I have been shooting seriously now since 2009. During that time, I have given a lot of thought to my style and expression.
As I look at my arsenal of kit, I can see a lot of toys. When I look at my images for review, I see a lot of expression, joy, dynamics composition.
A friend of mine said to me that she loves my angles. It took me a while to see what she meant.
I final understood that some of my best shoots came about through the use of me shooting at the wide end of whatever lens I was using.- be it a 24-70mm or 17-70mm or even my basic kit of 18-250mm
Recently, I have been experimenting using my Wide Angle Lens a lot more - Sigma 10-20mm
My teacher Bryan Petersen said this lens is a story telling lens. It must be used to communicate a foreground, middle and background subject matter. This means creating an image with multiple layers of interest that all adds to the expression of the scene.
In using this forgotten Lens from my kit, I am excited about the future possibilities I can create.
If it means getting closer then that means I will need to interact more with my subject and surroudnings .
This is a Lens for the fearless.
As for Landscape and Cityscape shooting, this lens is a no brainer.
Stay tuned, lots more coming.
My teacher Bryan Petersen said to me that every image I capture will be a self-portrait.
This has become a fascinating concept for my photography. It implies that whatever I shoot will be a reflection of what is going on inside of me in my life – this will impact my vision and consequently what I choose to create with my camera.
I woke up this morning to the news that the great magician Paul Daniels has passed away. This start to the year has been rather strange, the dark cloud of death has hung over all of us with foreboding gloom.
Many friends and family members have passed on – it has left a strange feeling on my heart. The images in this post were taken today, I decided to go out for a walk and just shoot what I felt, and these are the images that spoke to me.
The light was beautiful; the sky was a rich blue in hues.
As I looked over this collection, one thing spoke to me – LIFE.
Life is for living.
Yes we all die at some point, which is a done given.
How we choose to live is the magic choice we will all have to make for ourselves.
We are not here for long so let's just celebrate life and each other.
Sing, dance, make love, and enjoy your favorite food.
Chill with a cigarette if that's your thing.
Magicians, show a card trick to lonely stranger it might cheer them up.
I am glad that I went out for this walk.
I felt alive and free.
Fly like a bird
Be curious like a squirrel
Be graceful like a Swan and remember, be like water, shapeless, formless.
Magician, Lecturer, Speaker.