Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tartalom

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Tartalom

day of the jackal
This was taken in Trafalgar Square in London - a great place for street photography. I like the fact that the pigeon is the only face in this as well as the slightly sinister feel to it.

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This is a more recent shot, taken with a vintage yashica. I like the softened light and tones you get with analogue photography. Also, I'm quite fond of the person in the picture, which helps.

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
For about four years. I got a job with a local authority archive in London and part of my work was to photograph historic/endangered buildings. I discovered I really enjoyed taking pictures and have been at it ever since. I discovered Flickr round about the same time.

2: Equipment you use?
I have a Leica V-Lux 1 which I use for most things. As well as a couple of old film cameras - a Zorki 4 and a Yashica FX-3 which I am using more and more these days. I may invest in a tripod eventually.

3: Mac or PC?
Mac. My pix never look quite right on a PC.

4: What inspires you?
Other peoples’ pictures, on Flickr and elsewhere. My sister has been taking photographs for years and her work has always inspired me.

5: Preferred subject matter?
Humans, cats, dogs – anything with a pulse.

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion - c-beams glittering in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate.

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

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
None whatsoever – it is all trial and error


9: Plans for the future?
To keep taking pictures and hopefully to get better at it.


10: In one word, describe your photography.
Luck.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ana.gr

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Ana gr

strong and proud i stand
This cold and long winter has been very special and inspiring. The trees were naked and enduring, and so beautiful.

...but never plain
While I find the lack of color fascinating to reveal textures and shapes, the world of color exuberance is so appealing! I was thinking in Almodóvar films when I took this theatrical selfportrait.

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I started rather late, when I had enough money to buy a camera. I wish I had started earlier. Anyway my father was an enthusiast of photography. He had a lab at home, so I have sweet memories of photographs hanging from a rail.

2: Equipment you use?
My wonderful new Nikon D90 (still learning about it) + AF Nikkor 18-200 + Sigma50mm

3: Mac or PC?
PC

4: What inspires you?
Everything! From the moment I open my eye in the morning, inspiration is everywhere: colors, nature, my family, movement, atmospheres, shapes and textures, happiness, spring... And my Flickr friends: I spend lots of time enjoying my contacts’ galleries; they are fascinating.

5: Preferred subject matter?
Whatever inspires me, so very varied.
Lately I have been engaged in trees. I find them fascinating to convey a mood.

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
Only one? There are so many things I still have issues with! But to name but one, feelings.

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
My husband is my hardest critic. Anyway, I’m always in doubt about what I do.


8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
Self taught, bad reader of instructions books, but always experimenting.So, no training or qualifications.

9: Plans for the future?
Learn tons of technical issues about my camera, and photography in general.


10: In one word, describe your photography.
Eclectic?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Aha42

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: aha42!!

The Universe Unfolds In Its Mysterious Ways
Be a place where there is nothing interesting to shoot, stay there 5s, 15s, 15m or 30m and that is likely to change! Above photograph taken in Prague last year waiting for my friends finishing looking at space photos so we could go and get beers. I was bored, nothing here to shoot, then I took this. Even standing still we travel in time to a new place, having a camera with me makes me very aware of that...

Siemen's Bubble
And then there are pictures that you know will happen days in advance! Co-worker told me bring camera when inviting me to dinner at his house so I could photograph his son playing with his favorite new soap bubble generating toy. I knew I would get an interesting picture given the sun would shine. Sun shined and him and me played together and had fun, my toy was the camera his the bubble gun. Nothing to it but fun!

1: How long have you been involved in photography?
Around one and a half year now.

2: Equipment you use?
Lenses & body: Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF,
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR, Nikon D60.

Software: Nikon Capture NX2, Color Efex Pro 3.0 and Gimp. Gimp mostly to apply perspective adjustment to some of my building shots.

3: Mac or PC?
PC.

4: What inspires you?
Flickr has been kind to me. Provides a huge stream of images for sure but also found new friends locally and far away here. The movie Sans Soleil. The world itself the way you notice it when bringing a camera.

5: Preferred subject matter?
People more and more but not like what I think about as modelling;
capturing emotions or placed in context. For example I love to photograph buldings but prefer if there is someone there with it.

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

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
Ah, but I am an amateur, no pressure, just my expectation of continuing to have fun. Nothing to be in doubt about then.. Well, that is how I feel about it for now at least!

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
None.

9: Plans for the future?
Sometime get a fisheye and explore that. Become more systematic about my post processing, thinking a way to do that may be to do a blog. Explore an environment or culture strange to me but with a camera. I hope there will be more people in my photographs. Expand inspiration beyond Flickr (but not replace!).

10: In one word, describe your photography.
Playful

Sunday, May 09, 2010

UnregisteredMinds

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: Unregisteredminds!!
I chose these two photographs as they represent me. One shows my love for street photography and the other brings out the sensitivity I have as an artist.
No dreams in Dreamland

The Pan Within

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

I got hooked on photography just in the last couple of years, right about the time I stumbled upon Flickr.
Photography as an art form came into my life as another way to channel my inner need for creative expression.

2: Equipment you use?

My hardware consists of a Canon 450D with Tamron 18-270mm lenses. My software varies depending on the final look I want to achieve.My favorite applications are Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter and Adobe Lightroom.

3: Mac or PC?

I have been a microsoft fan, but that is coming to an end. I'm jumping
ship! Mac here I come.

4: What inspires you?

Beauty of all forms, and creation.

5: Preferred subject matter?

Moments in Life.

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

Chaotic harmony. Creation itself is chaotic harmony.

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?

Who ever crosses my path! I consider all opinions part of my creative process.

8: Qualifications/training in anything?

Since I have previously worked in broadcast design, my
qualifications/training varies from high end applications such as
Quantel, all the way down to your basic Windows paint app.

9: Plans for the future?

To continue to live life searching for inspiration.

10: In one word, describe your photography.
Creative

Sunday, May 02, 2010

...Marta

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: ...Marta!!

alejka

alejka- There is one of my favorite places in Harrogate.
The image was built from various pictures, the main background
though (bent trees) was the main place where I
wanted to create the story with a wandering woman
with an umbrella and cat. I like the picture because
of its mood mostly, and because, Whenever I drive pass this alley,
I always have this image in my mind.

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I like to go back to this portrait now and again,I see r e a l myself in it:)

1 & 2: How long have you been involved in photography? and what equipment do you use
I bought my camera nikon d60 year ago, this is the time I started
my adventure with photography

3: Mac or PC?
I use Pc, work with photoshop to create my images

4: What inspires you?
I love reading, walking in meadows and fields,- that's what inspires me in my everyday life.And also I find some people here on flickr whose art knock me out and give me power every time when I lack of vena.

5: Preferred subject matter?
Love to shoot landscapes (there's such a great variety of them here in N. Yorkshire), that moody english weather makes them absolutely exceptional! Also old and small atmospheric towns
"with soul".Love to create story-images based on them.

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
.I'd love to spend some time in a tribe somwhere in Africa,take shots of their everyday life.

7 When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?Everything I'm doing comes straight from my heart, If I feel like doing something I do it,if I have serious doubts about it-I just stop. It's the wayI am. Just listen to myself.

9: Plans for the future?
take some classes with a professional photographer, go back to making mosaics,find a second home somewhere warmer than England, and travel,travel....

10: In one word, describe your photography.
Story-telling (is that a one word?) ;)