But I give the guys at Eye Explore credit. They really worked with you. They helped you physically with your camera to get the right settings (pretty amazing when you consider the numbers of different types of cameras they are exposed to. They challenged you. And they can you positive feedback. I can honestly say I learned a helluva a lot from both of the workshops we participated in.
At this workshop our leader, Stephane, a Frenchman living in Tokyo, truly came at things from an artistic perspective. This was a big challenge for me because for the most part I take pictures to accentuate the story telling of my blog. So there were a lot of concepts that were very alien to me and his eye...what he thought was artistic looking...was not something that I could relate to...at least when we started.
We essentially worked on these techniques:
- Taking candid photos of people using various backgrounds
- Playing around with the speed we were shooting with to cause effects
- Composing pictures using diagonal angles
- Changing perspectives based upon where one took a picture from
Cast of Characters
Stephane with fellow workshop mate, Dave, a surgeon from Melbourne Australia
The always intense Wife
Candid shots taken against the 'sea of people'
Candid shots making use of different types of backgrounds
Candid shots with subject relatively motionless against and interesting background and shutter speed set to create blur of people moving
Trying to look for the interesting not just the normal
Guy really liking his cotton candy
Girl friend of the guy
Cute baby picture
Not part of the class but a target of opportunity
Making use of reflections
This was a bitch. Vast majority were trashed
Adjusting to low light and making use of diagonal lines