maz.photo

Progress on Photography Ambitions for 2011

relax, don't be in such a hurry
I've been shooting a lot more with film, in particular with the TLR; this definitely slows me right down into thinking about each and every shot; extending this to my use of digital where appropriate (e.g. still need to do some high-speed fire at gigs)
use humour
TODO
don't do what everyone else does
low ISO and long exposures at a gig, using older lenses
experiment
numerous, but see experimental collection on Flickr
get it right "in camera"
increasing more and more, especially since I've started shooting with custom picture styles on the DSLR; and lots of film
put things in front of the lens that aren't the subject
TODO
in the race for technical elegance, don't forget the artistic
ongoing
but don't forget the tripod/monopod
ongoing
composition is more than just framing the picture: remember lighting, depth of focus...
ongoing
direct your model(s) and be more confident when doing so
this shot in particular required direction, and I'm increasing the number of modelled photoshoots I do, with professionals and amateurs; ongoing
accept artistic input from others, including (perhaps especially?) from models
ongoing
remember the rules, but also remember to break the rules
ongoing
stretch yourself a little beyond the comfort zone
done this once or twice now; also, notably, street photography and photographing strangers; still ongoing
get more flash power
achieved 14th March
free-for-all "Facebook Profile Shoot"
two have been organised so far; results from the first
more male-modelled photographs (paying, for a moment, attention to the "gender binary")
done only one so far (at the profile picture shoot in July)
try and do at least one shoot completely "in camera" with no post-processing
getting closer to this; for instance, many photos from DV8fest 2011 were SooC JPEGs
explore the machinery/nature boundary
ongoing
do more street photography
now have a street photography set on Flickr
do more photography on film
definitely been doing this, loving my EOS-1
do more black and white
TLR and Caffenol and more besides
do more "high key"
done some, will need to do more; ongoing
Sweden
tried it, done it, liked it, loved it!
Norfolk Broads
TODO
Geordie-land
done, and will be revisiting
Cornwall
TODO
nature (bird or otherwise)
TODO
landscape
TODO
more studio stuff
done