Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Whilst you're there, have a browse through the other sports photographers articles too, because there's some real gold dust in there.
One of the most common themes to emerge, in my opinion is how often pro photographers take on their own personal projects or do self-initiated work in order to challenge themselves,. Doing their own thing is a great way to learn new ways of working and techniques and to showcase what they can really do when there's no commercial imperatives holding them back. I believe in this wholeheartedly.
Actually, I was amused to see that, after the previous RLA post on shooting contemporary dance, something that I'd not done before, the very next contributor on "asportinglife" talks about taking on a personal photo project on a subject he'd never photographed before - you guessed it - contemporary dance. Must be a sports photographer thing!
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Finally, I get round to posting something after two months. Anyone would think I've been busy. In the last eight weeks I've photographed kayaking, car mechanics, engineers, nursery kids, chefs, a theatre, a CEO, food and the Queen!
So I thought it was about time I shot some action again, but in this case it would not be sports action. No, in this case it would be something completely new to me; contemporary dance.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Anyway, this month's post is about tackling a subject that is a bit outside of your comfort zone and the main theme here is that photographers are generally well served by having a broad range of skills and experience even (especially?) when they are pretty niche like me.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
...Striding Edge to be exact. You maybe spotted that already.
Yesterday I took fate by the short and curlies and headed up Helvellyn with my good pal and long-suffering, yet curiously ever-willing "model" Paddy Cave, in spite of an iffy forecast that could go either way.