DPWC – Ephemeral

My type of word! Click on the link to see other interpretations of this weeks theme for The Daily Post’s Weekly Challenge



The Technical Rehersal

Well, well, well, am I feeling chuffed? Oh yes, I am. And I hope you will agree that, although they have their little particularities, my first go with a prime lens AND my first go with a flash gun (I know, I know. You should only change one thing at a time…) weren’t too bad at all.

Many thanks to Heather and the folks at The Underground, Eastbourne for allowing me to gate crash rehearsals. I hope last night was magnificent and you raised loads of money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Sorry I couldn’t stay.

Using rehearsals for rehearsing.

Last post, I was saying how I want to shoot… (No, no, no! They’d never let me back into the States if I say that) ‘take pictures of’ more people. Well, yesterday, to warm up, the lovely Heather and her troupe kindly let me shoot them rehearsing a sketch for the local fringe festival. The lighting was terrible and there was an awful lot of noise – I’ve tried to use that in B+W conversion to give the images a bit more atmosphere. Please feel free to comment on how else I could process noisy images – I always appreciate learning something new.

Apologies for huge upload, too difficult to choose the best six.

More People Pix, Please

Doing my morning trawl through the social media sites, exploring what’s important to the people (and not the mainstream media), two things have caught my eye today: the first is an interview blog post by The Weekly Minute who features the photographer Jessica Laforet and her 100 portraits challenge; the second is the YouTube clip ‘How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100?‘  that I came across on Facebook. Both of these, in different ways, forced me to think about how, being a shy and retiring type in the real world, I avoid photographing people. Well, as the weather warms up and more people are aboard (in the Shakespearean sense), I think it will soon be time to address this. I just need to think about it for a while. These are some candid shots I took last year (mostly on the iPhone held at the hip) and now, I want to do some more, less covert ones.