So a lot has changed since my end of year (2015) post and even my last post!
I have been given the chance to go back to college and study photography, I am very excited about this development in my life! I have an amazing wife who is supporting me through this year in every way possible.
Even a few months ago I didn’t think I would be able to study in the near future it seemed like a distant dream for me maybe even an unreachable one. But now here I am looking down the barrel of a year of full time study.
I’m as excited as I am nervous but I think its going to be great!
As I am no longer working I’m not going to have the money to shoot as much film as I had hoped and as my course is fully digital I may not have the time to either.
As my study will be taking up a lot of time I have to abandon the idea of a blog post a week how ever I will be trying to make a post every few weeks especially as my course moves into shooting mode I will share what I am working on or have completed.
Since this is a photo blog I think I better add a photo.
This image was taken a few months ago I have wanted to capture something like this for a while and when I saw the clouds on the horizon and the late afternoon sun hitting just the central cloud I knew I might get a chance at capturing it.
Well Xmas is upon us again and I haven’t made a post on here since October.
I have still been shooting both film and digital and have a lot of images to post, although I am going to wait until next year as I plan to try my hardest to make sure I post at least once a week, a project 52 if you will.
I have been shooting a fair bit of skateboarding for a friends brand and have also completed a merch/portrait shoot for them also and this is something I am looking forward to continue doing next year.
A lot of this is posted on my Instagram where I make regular posts a few times a week. (www.instagram.com/dan_carr_photo)
This past year I have shot 16 rolls of 35mm film (9 color & 7 b&w)
I am hoping to shoot more film next year (I’m aiming for 2 rolls a month) and I plan to finally try my hand at developing my own b&w film, I have most of what I need I just need to find the time and get some chemicals.
I have a lot of ideas for a few different projects for next year but until then I would like to wish everyone who reads this blog a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!
I’ll leave you with a couple of my recent photos.
Before I took this photo I signaled to my camera that I would like to take a photo but the Maitre’D thought i was asking if he would step out of sight so I had to go up and ask him if he would be in the photo for me, with a slightly puzzled look on his face he said “Oh yep ok”.
I love the way this came out, it’s exactly how I pictured it! It’s great when that happens.
On Tuesday I went out with a group of other photographers to capture some spinning steel wool that was on fire, it has a cool effect, we also did some light painting to break things up. It was a heap of fun and it was good to meet some new people.
Its been a fair while since I made a post, I have been busy with work and haven’t had a lot of spare time.
A few week ago I was the official photographer for the Glass Slipper Teen Ball and I must say that I had a blast! All the teens were so well behaved! While it was definitely a challenge for me I walked away with a lot of good photos and I also learnt a lot as well.
These are my fave shots from the night.
Sunday morning I met up with some guys from the facebook group. We had hoped to shoot from one spot but as it was raining and that spot had no cover we decided to move to another spot that had cover from the rain. In between showers I managed these shots.
I’m pretty pleased with them, Which one is your favorite?
Hillarys is a spot I’ll keep going back to to get a few different angles.