Again I’ve been looking through some older pictures to see if there is anything I can do with them. I took some photos as part of my BTEC at a local hockey match. At one point, I took multiple shots of the players running out from the goal when it was a corner. These looked ok on their own at the time, but looking at them again I wanted to try and create more of an action feel. So I overlaid three of the the pictures, and fiddled around a bit with the opacity etc. The one problem I had was that ideally the camera should have been on a tripod so that the goal and lines were exactly in the same place. It nearly works!
This was completed for “People in the Countryside”. It depicts a group of volunteers planting new trees in the New Forest in Hampshire, England. This was based on a photo I saw in the National Portrait Gallery in London called “Actors’ last Supper” by Alistair Morrison. I liked how everyone was doing something different in a posed shot. This wasn’t posed so though and it worked out really well.
This was completed for “People in the Countryside”. I wanted to get a classic black and white social-documentary style shot. This was taken at a local countryside fair. I knew the woodturner would be there, and I was aiming to get a shot like this. What I like about the composition is that it is a photograph of a woodland activity, but with a building in the background, which makes for a “clash” of images. If it had been in a woodland environment then I think it would have been a less interesting picture. Converting to black and white has worked well. The main feedback from my tutor was “I’d like to see more hands” – I think he was right…
Completed for “Games”, I had originally intended this to be black and white and then colour pop one of the counters. It never looked right though, so I left it in colour and I think it works really well. It took a while to do though as many adjustments were needed to account for the perspective. I nearly got it. I look at it now, and see some minor adjustments that could have been made.
This was completed for “Drinks”. I wanted to create a still life based around drinks, and the idea of a gambler who had turned to drink appealed. I also wanted to create a photo where the background was also a TV picture. So I put a table next to the TV and ran a recording of a horse race. It worked really well because of the motion of the horses.