Monthly Archives: October 2009

Close Up The second brief Jaime Leigh and I tackled was to use 100’s & 1000’s close up. This is from the Canon site: “This small candy brief is all about getting your lens close to the object. You must feature these tiny hundreds & thousands but you don’t need to use them all, and if you need more you are free to source your own.” We had the idea to separate the colours and use the sprinkles as some kind of Make-up. Luckily we found some packets of them already separated, which saved a very boring Saturday night in sorting candy 🙂 Jaime set to work sticking the sprinkles to our awesome model Danny De Mure and these were the final photos we had to pick from: … adding a little water got the colours running nicely. …and the final submitted image was this one: Practically Black The next…

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One of the best ways I find to challenge myself is to set personal projects, where I am the client and I try to create my vision as well as I can to the brief I have set. Usually it’s just an image I have in my head that needs to come out, but sometimes I create a fictional client that I need to work for. This keeps my creativity and productivity flowing and pushes my mind to work out new ways to do things. An easy way to get a fictional client is to enter competitions where the theme or criteria is quite narrow. This gives you a brief to follow rather than the broader competitions with themes like “Blue” or “Hands” that tend to do my head in with all the possibilities! The Canon EOS PHOTO5 competition is great in this way, they send you a box with…

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