Hockey Action

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!Hockey

BTEC – The ‘New’ New Forest

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.

Volunteers

BTEC – ‘The Woodturner’

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…

The Woodturner

BTEC – ‘Trivial Pie’

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.

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BTEC – ‘The Gambler’

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.

The Gambler