Sunday, 26 June 2011

More street shots from London!

Heres a few random street shots from out and about london! some of the focusing is wrong on some of the shots, im still tryna get the hang of hyper-focal distances, i think taking pictures of randomers is a good way to practice it.

 "Man getting some ice cream for his kids at southbank"
 "Man playing classical bangers at Tate modern"
 "Scruffy guy catchin a few Z's outside a cafe near the post office tower, i really wanna know what he wrote down on his note book"
 "Old man chilling outside a cafe near Soho, this is a funny picture see if you can spot why, youll probably have to view it big"
 "A romantic meal i disturbed in central London near Soho"
 "guy pretending to be a dog at covernt garden, somone on the third year of my course did a photo story on this guy and he lives in a huge house!! i bet hes earning P!"
 "Theres something horribly wrong with this photo, taken at Trafalga Square" 
 "People camping at trafalga square in protest of the recent cuts"
 "Old man drinking tea at Brick Lane"
 "Oxford street, this isnt a stand out picture but i like the long shadows and lighting"
 "Guy stood next to some shutters near Brick Lane"
 "Woman crossing road near Bethnal Green"
 "Man stood with his big dog near Bethnal Green"
 "Man pushing trolly full of food at Brick Lane"
 "Estate near Bank"
 "Woman talking business on the phone"
"Some guy telling me to stop taking photos at Brick Lane, they were filming a scene for a film"

Funny Pictures from halls

I just had a flick through recent pictures from my uni halls and theres some funny ones so i thought id upload em. most of them are of poor quality cause i was real drunk when i took em but ah well.
 "This is when we flooded our kitchen cause we had a water fight, you cant really see the water but it was at least 3 inches deep"
 "My mate pat stood in the kitchen pissed up, the yellow stuff is chilli powder"
 "This is funny cause the guy who did this stole everyones food from near by kitchens put what was left in the granny basket, pissed in it then threw it down the fire escape - the stupid shit you do when your pissed up"
 "My mate Sultan blowing smoke ring"
 "Omar took these pictures of me playing guitar, i put em up cause they look cool with the light painting"
 "Omar took these pictures of me playing guitar, i put em up cause they look cool with the light painting" 
 "This is my mate mike, hes the messyest guy on earth when he gets drunk, here he got chilli powder in is eye so he got lilly to throw flour and milk at him to stop it from hurting, then he was hungry so he ate some rice. earlyer that night he thought he broke his foot smashing something on a wall so he was screaming in pain while i was taking these pics. look at the weird crust by his eye!"
  "This is when he got in the shower to try clean himself up - oh dear."
  "This one is the funniest cause he looks like a child thats just got out the bath"
 "these two weren't taken at halls but had to be uploaded, this is mate carl after one too many beers"
"My mate Carl making a mess outside my house after a night out round sheffield, my mum went mad because of the mess outside"
"Heres a physiogram (i think there called that) i did a while ago. to do this you attach a torch to a piece of string then attach the string to ceiling of a dark room so the torch is dangling down. then you set the longest shutter speed you can point the camera up and spin the torch and you get these cool lines. i put the lens cap on 3/4 of the way through the exposure to get the black hole in the middle"

I have a lot more funny pictures from halls on my hard drive so i think i may take a proper look through and try make a funny set. keep checking for updates!!!!

Famous people in London

For a uni assignment we had to do door stepping (taking pictures of people in places where you have to wait outside) so i tried abit of pappin the celebrities at the BIFA's, it was real fun running round tryna get pictures of people but i had a bit of trouble because i didn't know many of the famous people so my photographer friend Omar had to tell me who most of the people were. we also tried door stepping court cases, press conferences and some other things. Heres my shots!
 "I Forgot whos in this picture but im sure someone in it is famous, taken at the BIFA's"
 "Boris Chatting at the peoples question time"
 "Boris at the peoples question time, the guy behind him is rolling his eyes cause Boris was chatting some rubbish about public sector cuts"
 "Asha B from SO SOLID CRU! at the BIFA's"
 "Im not sure who these are too, let me know if you know any of these peeps and ill update my blog" 
 "Colin firth outside the BIFA's, he won best actor for his roll in the kings speech (which i didn't think was that good a film, just goes to show if you wanna win acting awards - play a disabled person)"
 "Martin Freeman from the UK office signing autographs at the BIFA's"
 "Helena Bonham Carter outside the BIFA's (she was really miserable that day)"
 "George Galloway former leader of the Respect party giving a speech in support of the Arab uprising in High Holborn"
 "Keanu Reeves outside the FOX building, Omar saw him while we was on a big long walk and i didn't believe it was him at first but it turned out it was. Reeves wasn't too happy to see us and if you look real close he has a black eye, if it was a better exposure i coulda sold it to some swag magazine like heat"
"This is Edward Woollard the guy who threw the fire extinguisher off the top of the Millbank Building during the first fees protest going into westminster magistrates with his mum. All the press photographers were going mad swarming him and one of them got in a scuffle with a fed. This was one of the maddest days ive had whilest at uni. at the end of the day i was walking home from being kettled by the police and saw myself on the front page of the evening standard which was lying on the floor. check the link, im the guy in the orange tryna get a picture."

More jazzy Landscapes

Heres a few more Landscape shots i took a while ago in some loverly places, ENJOY!
 "The boats at venice, used a long shutter speed, high aperture and like 2 ND filters to make them blurred, if i ever go back to venice ill be able to get this shot alot better"
"The stairs to a castle in dorset"
 "Some nice mountains in Switzerland"
 "The big apple, taken at the top of empire state building"
 "Mountains in switzerland"
"Mountains at the lake district, this pictures swag but i put it up cause i like some of the tones"

Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Royal Wedding

Photographing the Royal wedding was real challenge because it was so busy and most the time people weren't doing too much. However it was still fun because it felt real British and it was good to take funny photos. Because i didn't want to wait 2 days outside the abby to get a photo of the Royals i went to Trafalga square and roamed all round central till i got to Buckingham palace then i left when my memory card was fun and i was bored. Here are my shots! 

 'Cape flag woman at Trafalga Square'
  'People waving flags at Trafalga Square'
  'man looking back at Trafalga Square'
  'Crowd of people at Trafalga Square'
  'old man looking proud'
  'Sportin his flag at Trafalga Square'
  'Woman chillin on a bin with her child and lots of flags at Trafalga Square'
  'Even KFC are getting with it at Leicster Square'
  'young lad trying to sleep on a bin at Trafalga Square'
 'The thumbs up from a randomer at Buckingham Palace'