Thought it was about time I threw a few words and pictures about!
Firstly, before I get to yesterday, I have decided to take a break from model shoots for a bit. No major reason, just having a think about the reasons behind doing it versus the “rewards” (which are NOT financial I assure you). Also up here in my area..it’s a bit of a small pond for photographers and models. I just wanted to step away for a bit and take 6 months out. No biggie as they say…and I doubt I will make much of a ripple in the pond.
Saying that I will be helping out my good friend Chris Harrison on his shoots from time to time and a couple of other photographers I know. I may “weaken” at some point between now and June…but I don’t really want to. I will definitely be still shooting more street photography etc..and hopefully doing a little more video for my Youtube Channel (which you can subscribe to here https://www.youtube.com/user/Preacherman001/ )
Actually I did a little BTS video of a really different shoot last week where Chris and a model called Lauren (model name Lola Filth) worked on a Walking Dead theme. Check that out here https://youtu.be/R7oHqmfB5hQ
Okay, back to yesterday…..
The weather since Christmas here in Northumberland hasn’t really been the best, very cold with rain, wind, frost and lately snow. Nothing like the armeggeddon weather other parts of the world have been receiving, but basically just crappy. Especially for a fair weather street photographer like me!!
But yesterday I was getting stir crazy! So I grabbed my trusty Fuji X100F and got the bus into town. I shot some video on the way and while walking around Newcastle…I was intending to put another Youtube video/still collection together. TIP…don’t just walk around while videoing…all you do is end up with footage that would induce severe sea sickness in everyone watching! I hope to get something out of it…I will see.
I digress (again, sorry). Yesterday was one of those days where I just seemed to be able to get shot after shot. Normally after 2/3 hours I delete 95% of my shots to end up with about 4/5 I really like to edit and use. But yesterday was a great day. I have been watching a lot of Craig Whiteheads work (I think I put a link on previous blogs?) and picked up a couple of tips, one of which was to shoot in burst or drive mode. This has meant my “hit” rate being a lot higher. Also, I think I am getting more used to the 100F (I can’t praise this camera enough for Street Shooting) and also getting closer to my subjects a little.
Anyway enough prattle I hear you say (or maybe not)…where are the bloody images??!!
Ok……This is “yesterday”
Munchies (I loved the light on this one)
Beards (The guy on the left has a pipe! When did you last see a pipe?)
Joan Crawford “Look”
Inside The “Side” (A great photo gallery in Newcastle. If you visit a must see http://www.amber-online.com/side-gallery/ )
Eyes Behind The Veil
Enjoy! Comments/questions always welcome.
Until next time keep shooting