Sunday, 21 April 2013

New photos

New photos are up!

Sorting, sorting and giving up

One issue with having a camera where you can hold your finger on the shutter and the camera will take numerous photos for you, is that you will end up with lots of photos that are very very similar. When it comes to editing these photos I tend to have a bit of a meltdown - 'I like this photo, but this one is exactly the same so which one do I get rid off, or do I just keep them both, maybe I should look to see what is different between them, is that one slightly more in focus than this one, maybe I should just delete them both????!' I find that sorting my process is always a very long one, and one that is rarely ever finished.

I am still very much hoping that someone out there will like to do the job for me. Sort through hundreds of very similar photos and putting about 20 nice ones in a separate folder for me. Please someone, I will pay occasionally free prints.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Theo Fennell

So Wednesday saw myself and my Dad in London on a freezing spring day, wandering around Theo Fennell jewellery stores admiring the art on display. As well as admiring the beautiful hand crafted jewellery, we were also interested in the photos that were used to brighten up the displays. Why the sudden interest in jewellery? Because Theo Fennell himself had hand picked my photographs to use in all of his stores!

The photographs were printed on a mixture of media - some being printed so that they could be back lit, others printed on vinyl and some printed on 60x60cm boards.

It was amazing to see my photographs blown up, to go beside a 200cm high mirror and in the store windows of the Fulham Road main store. A fantastic feeling seeing my photographs alongside the very expensive jewellery. And no, I am not a professional photographer and no, I do not have a photography degree. I just enjoy taking photographs and never imagined they would be in stores in London!


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Differing opinions

Once again I am finding people surprising. I find it intriguing what different people find appealing in different photos. Why some people 'like' a photo but not others. What is it about the photo? It can't possibly be the skill, as it is me taking all the photos, maybe it is the subject, slightly different angle to what is normally seen? It can't be the instagram functions used to 'change' a photo. I am mystified.

My dilemma comes as I am trying to do more with my photos. But how can I achieve this when it appears that myself and the rest of the world have very different opinions about what is likeable in a photo. This issue has been brought to my attention twice recently. Twice I have been home to my parents and just snapped photos using my iphone and chosen to share them to the world of facebook through the wonderful instagram app. I tend to put one 'ok' (in my opinion) photo up, go away take a bit more time with some more photos then post another to facebook. It has always been my first photo that has been liked by most people, my second one tends to be ignored.

How can I move forward with my photography when it appears that people are preferring my rushed attempts? Maybe I need to employ someone to go through my photos and pick out the ones that they like, opposed to the ones I like. Would anyone like the job?!

Facebook 1. 4 likes
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Facebook 1. 5 likes, 1 comment
Facebook 2. 0 likes (photo removed)