Half of 2016 has passed and I’m about to start my 2nd week of my second trimester and I think this update is well over due.
This year has been so busy and intense, so far this year I have had a trip to Melbourne which included a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria to see a Andy Warhol & Ai Weiwei exhibition. (Which was amazing!)
I have studied full on and it has been a stress at times but I got through it and passed all my assessments and received a lot of great feedback from my lecturers.
My wife and I spent a week on the Gold Coast with some close friends and their kids, man are kids full on!!
And in my holidays we had a week down near Sydney staying at parents place and then had a couple of days in Sydney having a look around and visiting Taronga Zoo for the Vivid festival which will be a post in itself!
Now I’m back at collage and we are moving into more shooting based subjects I am hoping that I will be able to have some more photos to post on here so any readers will will be able to follow my progress for the rest of the year.
I’m going to end this post like I do with most of my posts, with some photos.
These are photos that I have taken for my assessments in my first trimester.
The Milkyway shot was for “Camera & Capture” and involved me staying out until 4am on multiple nights as well as braving the rain. The Nikon D750 that I now have is amazing in low light I have tried milky may shots before but my D7000 didn’t hold up noise wise.
The house interior shot was for “Light & Lighting” and was a exercise in balancing flash with the ambient light coming in from outside.
The skateboard photos were part of a photo essay for “Media & Documentary” in which I was trying to tell the story of a new skateboard brand.
Shooting the skate park images was a challenge in itself, getting the shutter speed high enough to freeze the motion while having the aperture closed down enough to ensure a big enough depth of field required shooting at ISO’s that my old camera would not have handled but my new D750 handles high ISO’s with ease, so much so that it is still surprising me!
The last two street photos are something that I would normally take but these were taken for “Visual Communication”.
The first I was using diagonal lines to draw the viewers eye towards the people walking along the path.
The second photo I was using the L shaped lines of the light post and building to draw the viewer to the people who are in conversation on a smoke break.
If you have made it this far thanks for reading & please leave a comment.
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.
I have been doing a fair bit of shooting down on the Manly foreshore lately, some of it on film and some on digital.
I am still to get the film developed but I have processed the digital shots. This set was shot a couple of days ago.
Its nice to be able to keep going back to the same spot and get different photos each time.
I bought myself a rangefinder yesterday, a Yashica Electro 35 GSN.
The guy I bought it from lives about 20min from the Glass House Mountains so I figured I’d grab some lunch the head to the mountains and put a roll through it. Its such a nice camera to use and the shutter is so quiet I can’t wait do shoot some street with it!
Anyway here are some photos of it taken with my D7000 and Sigma 35mm art. (Love that lens!)
Last week walking around Brisbane I met Ben from Lyrical Equations, he was out hustling & promoting Brisbane Hip-Hop.
Super down to earth guy doing his bit to help the youth of Brisbane and get them motivated & into doing something positive with their time.
A quote from the Lyrical Equations Facebook page.
“Lyrical Equations is one of many re-engagement programs under the “YATF” Youth Are the Future banner. We are an organisation that covers every profession within the Creative Industries.
Over the past 4 years we have been working in numerous Schools and Community Organisations across Queensland delivering tailor made programs for disenfranchised, disadvantaged and disengaged youth of all ages and backgrounds. The workshops can cover a whole range of components from learning how to write rhymes “Lyrical Poetry”, learning about different styles of Hip Hop Dance, learning about music production and Beat Making, Painting and Drawing and or Theater and Performance. ”
Big props go out to the Lyrical Equations team for their efforts!