Sunday, January 31, 2010

My Baby Mia

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: My Baby Mia!!

~ 1909 or 2009 doesn't meter...or it does...??
~ 1909 or 2009 doesn't meter...or it does...?? from My Way of Seeing ~
It suppose to be busy day, I went out to make street shots. Fog.Than I saw this women standing.. I thought she was waiting for bus. Two buses had past, she was still there. I take more than ten shots. She didn't move. Different scene of people changed as in movie. She was waiting for someone. That is story from the life. Inspiration

~ Few steps to Haven from My Way of Seeing ~
~ Few steps to Haven from My Way of Seeing ~
Close to the port is industrial zone, I go often to shoot. There are a few buildings and houses still not abandon. This was one of them. Ugly, yellow house but evidently with few families living in. Light was almost gone, when I get idea how beautiful view can have people living in. I upgraded it in love story with view and enter in "haven".
Few hand made textures on the top, that's it!

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I am involved in art whole my life, but photography I started 2006 when I get Olympus Camedia C-5500 Zoom. I opened Flickr account and started posting. Soon I changed my view of using camera as tool for capturing friends and family portraits.
I try use it as a brush to express my ideas.

2: Equipment you use?
-Olympus E-330 with lenses 14-45mm, 1:3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm, 1:3.5-4.5
-Lensebabies
-Tripod
-Photoshop
-Good pair of shoes
-Imagination

3: Mac or PC?
Mac forever!

4: What inspires you?
Love, dreams, moment to not forget, "les choses de la vie", music, politic, people, stories, light, night, city, some smell from past, memories.....everything

5: Preferred subject matter?
People, city, nature in my surrealistic way of seeing.

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
Can it be Paris, Amazon, Africa [dunes, desert]?

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
My friends from Flickr.


8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
Two years ago I find groups on Flickr as T4L where I find wonderful instructions for Photoshop. Few people from Flickr helped me "how to".
My "teachers" thank you very much.
Every new knowledge involves me to experiment.
Find how is joy.
For me photography and editing are discoveries, adventures as part of life using imagination to realize ideas. You like to reach the aim but enjoy every moment on the way.

9: Plans for the future?
Dark room, film, printing! Experiment!


10: In one word, describe your photography.
Expressive.
[messages
"Way of seeing"
passion
stories
??????]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Janey Kay

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Janey Kay

Star of the show
This one because it was one of my first people photos and it was a special evening for the star of the photo ...

357/366 Les phantômes du 16ème... Ghosts of the 16th ...
And this one because it embodies Paris for me ... and although there's a lot wrong with it, it inspired me to do a lot of other photos afterwards ...

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

As a child I liked to seek out beautiful landscapes but the photos never represented what I saw. For a long time I even gave up holidays snaps because I was so disappointed. In 2005 I got my first digital P&S, in 2006 I bought my first DSLR and moved to Paris (great inspiration!) and at the end of 2007 I discovered Flickr thanks to a work colleague. And thanks to Flickr I discovered that people don't only take holiday photos or family snaps. What a revelation!


2: Equipment you use?

Currently a Nikon D80 (though I'm lusting after a D300 right now...) and my Canon Powershot G9 which I try to have with me all the time.


3: Mac or PC?
PC

4: What inspires you?
That is a difficult question! Other photographers here on Flickr without a doubt ... and well, light I think. If I see beautiful natural light I want to find something to photograph in that light.


5: Preferred subject matter?
I'm never bored if I have a camera with me ... I like reflections & shadows, movement, people, perspective, emotions, minimalism ... and the thousands of variations of the sky!


6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.

My target this year is to take more photos of people ... to capture more of the range of human emotions.
As for a thing? There's just so much ... I could say a better photo of my favourite bridge in Paris ... finding a unique viewpoint of the Eiffel Tower ... or finding the ultimate lonely tree in a field! The world is so big with so many opportunities!

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
I'm always in doubt ... and I just wait to see what people here on Flickr say and then think about that next time ... I do like to receive constructive comments here and I can choose to remember them or forget them depending on how useful they are to me and what I am looking to achieve!


8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
No qualifications or training, but I do learn a lot from my friends in Paris at Balades Parisiennes - a group set up a year ago where I've met some very nice and talented people during our Paris photowalks.

9: Plans for the future?
Just to keep improving my skills especially in comopsition and also to learn properly how to use my tripod!

10: In one word, describe your photography
Varied!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

hhsc/Greg (Greg Adams)

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: hhsc/Greg (Greg Adams)

Heading home...
"Heading Home"
I have changed planes at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport numerous times and whenever I have an extra half hour I head for the walkway between United's Terminals B and C where I took this photo. Amazing lines, lights, neon, silhouettes, reflections... Two words... "Eye Candy"!

Reflections of Empires Past
"Reflections of Empires Past"
Just after midnight on Red Square in Moscow it all becomes magical... The street sweeping truck passes back and forth washing down the cobblestones, leaving amazing reflections for the photographer who is quick enough to get the shot before the truck makes it's next pass...

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
About three years. I'm a scientist at a Cancer Center in Philadelphia and I am very fortunate to be able to travel a lot to meetings. I found myself in some amazing places and started brining a camera to capture them.

2: Equipment you use?
This past summer I got a Sony Alpha 700 - an amazing camera (though it shows its weaknesses in low light situations). My old camera was a Konica Minolta 5D which was wearing out (I take a lot of photos!). I primarily use two lenses, a Tamron 17-50 mm 1:2.8 9 (I love this lens!) and a Minolta 75-300 mm 1:4.5. Just got a Sony 50 mm 1:1.8 that I'm looking forward to playing with.

3: Mac or PC?
Without a question, Mac!

4: What inspires you?
Travel to new places, particularly those that are somewhat untouched by time or the homogenization of modern culture.

5: Preferred subject matter?
Light and Shadows, old buildings, random people in the street... However, I find that that dusk and dawn around bodies of water are just amazing, especially when there are people and silhouettes...

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
I'd love to take sunrise and sunset photos of Yosemite. What an inspiring place (and my last name is Adams after all...)

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
My wife. I have some colorblindness in the green range and I tend to be nervous when I try to bring out the colors in a photo using Photoshop.

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
None. I use Photoshop for work a bit, but really have only scratched the surface.

9: Plans for the future?
To try to fit some photo outings into my crazy work schedule.

10: In one word, describe your photography.
"Opportunistic"

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Latyrx

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Latyrx
Stranger
What would featured photographer spot be without a self portrait? ;)

Thing's just ain't the same
This is one of my favorite shots :)

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I have been photographing for about a year now.

2: Equipment you use?
Gear:
Nikon D90
Velbon Sherpa Pro CF-635 tripod + Velbon QHD-71Q
Nikon SB-600
Lenses:
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Sigma 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6
Sigma 18-50mm Macro f/2.8
Sigma 70mm Macro f/2.8
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR
Software:
Adobe Photoshop CS4

3: Mac or PC?
I use both. I have a Macbook Pro to take with me when I leave home. I do prefer my Dual-screen PC over it tho. :)

4: What inspires you?
Just about anything: movies, music, nature and of course other photos.

5: Preferred subject matter?
I love to shoot at night in the darkness. :)

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
Hmm tough one, but I would love to capture nice landscape with lightning. :)

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
When in doubt I ask my brother and my girlfriend to tell me if it's rubbish or not. I also post photos first for my friends to check and ask for their opinions. :)

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
I'm graphic designer, I have used Photoshop for about two years now. Had two years school for graphic designing and only one course of photographing, but I fell in love with it.

9: Plans for the future?
I live one day at time, but I would love to be a successful photographer some day.. :)

10: In one word, describe your photography.
Moody