A couple of weeks ago I received a mail to say that one of my photos had been nominated for an award, it was this photo of Arleta Andreasik.
I accepted the nomination and sent them a few technical details about the shot etc. and thought nothing more of it until this morning, when I received another mail to say we’d won, so yay!
To keep in the spirit of ‘The best camera is the one you have with you’ I thought I’d start with an iPhone shot.
I did actually take it yesterday at Westonbirt, but I did so specifically for this project.
Taken on my iPhone 4S and processed on the phone in Camera+
No external editing other than adding my watermark on export from Lightroom to Flickr.
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:17 pm
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
If you’ve never tried a ‘pic a day’ type challenge, here’s an ideal way to get started before you try a whole ‘365’..
Over on my forum we’re planning to do a little ‘Advent Calendar’ project to take a photo each day through December.
It’s really simple to get involved, all you need to do is take, and post one picture each day! Starting Thursday 1st December, take at least one photo every day. It doesn’t matter what you shoot on, so no excuses because you’ve not got an SLR with you. Compact or camera phone is fine. Just try to find one interesting photo each day. Subject, composition and timing are the most important things. Make a thread on the forum in this projects section and call it something like ‘Rich’s Advent Calendar’ then post up your best photo from each day right up till xmas. Try to stick to one you’ve actually taken that day unless you’re *really* stuck as the whole point is to get you looking for potential shots and taking more photos so no digging through the archives!
Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs
Ooh crikey, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been a little out of the loop for the past month or so as most of my spare time has been eaten up by my mum being poorly and she’d spent the last six weeks in hospital. Thankfully she’s well on the mend now and home again so it’s time to catch up a bit and get some quality photography time in!
Autumn is upon us now so it’s time to get out and capture those amazing colours. I’ll be heading out for some park shots soon I think, plus maybe another little Somerset tour and maybe it’s time for a trip to Westonbirt..
I’ll catch up with some posts about my recent trip to Paris too, plus plans for a couple more trips out there next year, and also some of my recent training clients.
As they say, watch this space..!