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Monthly Archives: February 2014
February 26, 2014Posted by on
More genius from Steve
February 25, 2014Posted by on
Fascinating…….in The Guardian by Alex Bellos
A selection of images from Golden Meaning, a book project in which 55 of the world’s top graphic designers illustrate the maths of the golden ratio
Graphic designers Bibliothèque decided to come up with two visual mnemonics for the golden ratio, which is the number 1.618. When a 0-100C thermometer is divided by this number, the mercury reaches to about 38C, the temperature of blood in humans. When a clock is divided into two sections so that their angles are in the golden ratio, one solution is 12.23, which is an easy number to remember. All photographs: Richard Hubert Smith/GD&
George Hardie poured wine into three specially designed glasses, which are each full with golden ratio proportions – the ratio of wine to emptiness is 1.618.
February 25, 2014Posted by on
finding things to captivate even when it is raining
I sat in the hallway trying to find some focus as I shifted between writing projects. But focus was not coming and so at last, a bit agitated, I started to rise. That’s when my eyes fell upon a clear vase. In fact it was a drinking cup that I’d turned into a vase after the plastic had begun to crack. It held an inch or so of water and a few sprigs of baby’s breath.
The sunlight shone through it magnificently, and somehow that light brought a great sense of calm.
I shook the vase to let the light dance.
Then some petals fell in casting their shadows.
And then I could not resist … I dunked in several sprigs, curious to see what new shapes would emerge. New shapes did and so did several rainbows.
Soon the light shifted as it always, eventually does. I crumbled the baby’s…
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February 24, 2014Posted by on
Here is another link to L1teb1tes by György László.
The more pictures I look at, the less I am able to say why I feel attracted to some images. Sometimes the answer is not so much in the image itself but in the emotional attachment that forms between me, the viewer and the photo. It’s a strange umbilical cord that ties me to what I see, it has the power to turn me into the photographer who took the picture.
GL: Two pairs of feet, one black and white, the other color, two pictures from two different series but there’s some playfulness and intimacy that they share…..read the interview with Annalisa here
February 21, 2014Posted by on
About Street Photography in East London
There are two dates for this walk – the 15th March and the 12th April. To book tickets for either, please click on the ‘BOOK TICKETS’ button.
David Gibson is one of the founding members of iN-PUBLiC, the international collective of street photographers. For nearly twenty-five years, David’s territory has been London and in particular the East End. His work was featured in the popular book Street Photography Now.
The day will begin with a slide-show presentation of street photographers who have recorded this ever-changing part of London, from celebrated to lesser-known photographers, including David himself. David will then lead a three hour photo-walk around East London, revisiting the locations of some of the images discussed. David will offer his personal insight into the aesthetics and meaning of street photography, while providing a quirky history of a very diverse area of London from the 1930’s to the present day.
David will impart his knowledge of street photography and general photographic technique whilst walking with you, providing plenty of opportunities for you to take photos along the way.
The photo-walk is for intimate groups of no more than 12 people.
Please note: This is a photo-walk and appreciation of street photography—not a workshop as such. There will be plenty of opportunities for feedback from the teacher as you go, and from the group when you break for lunch, but we will not conclude with a show and tell. Participants will have the option to upload their photos to share with the group afterwards.
Please use the booking link at the top of the page in order to reserve your place on this photo walk. If you have any problems or questions, or wish to book more than two tickets at a time, please send an email to email@example.com a member of the Fotoura team will assist you…..MORE HERE
February 18, 2014Posted by on
I get asked this a couple of times a week. Sometimes it comes with the proviso, I want to have a career in photography but that opens another can of worms. Buying a camera, the right camera is important because if you get it wrong you may never enjoy the experience of taking pictures and so end up just using your phone, heaven help you! Anyway this really useful article on Digital Camera World looks at the four main types of cameras and in a simple way makes observations that seem appropriate to me. If you are thinking of buying a camera then read this first. It won’t tell which model to buy but it will help you to buy the right type for you, which is a good start point. Should you buy a dslr, maybe a bridge or compact or even the kid on the block a CSC (compact system camera) [who thinks up these names?]
“What camera should I buy?” Truth is, it can be tricky to decide what camera to buy because we like to shoot different subjects which have different needs. In this jargon-free buyer’s guide our head of testing Angela Nicholson has some advice that will put you on the right track.