At the end of the tunnel

At the end of the tunnel, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 350 / 365

Big catch up again, sorry if I keep blowing up peoples RSS feeds . . . . . .

York, me, alleyways, camera, sidelight. This is always going to be on my mind as a potential shot.

Canon 5d2 50mm

Well that’s just about all of my paid jobs shot for this year. So another one in my bag of experience and it’s time for some reflection over the coming final few days of this project.
The winter is always my time for a bit of good old fashioned navel gazing to see where I am and where I’m headed, how things have changed for better and for worse. Time to contemplate those missed opportunities and almost moments along with the success.
So expect a little more in the way of words here on the blog over the coming week or so as I start to deconstruct and analyse this year of bang photography. Plus find out a few hints as to what I have planned for the new year too, as I’m pretty excited about some of the projects and shoots already in the pipeline.
Don’t worry there will still remain personal projects through 2012 for the blog too, just not a 365, something else.


Wall of Hipness

Wall of Hipness, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 335 / 365

Everyone needs a Pola-wall.
Sure you don’t need to shell out on polaroid film and cameras, just print some shots from your camera phone and start filling a space. It’s great for days when the inspiration levels are a little low and you want to have those warm and fuzzy memories rekindled.
Every photograph sparks a little memory no matter how small or seemingly insignificant at the time.

Left of Rouge

Left of Rouge, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 332 / 365

The name is simply the directions to this shot. Just out wandering the city running a few jobs and the light here just blew the saturation sky high. It’s taken on an odd look with the black drainpipe reflecting the sunlight and the orange building opposite. I just loved the almost monochromatic range of hue though.

All being well I have another city shoot tomorrow afternoon. Chance to give the 135L a good test.

On another note I managed to get some of my portrait work critiqued by a fellow photographer the other week. His style is very different to mine which is one of the reasons I thought he’d make a good candidate to ask. It’s always a useful exercise to get critiques as they very often get you asking questions of yourself that otherwise you may not have asked. One of the big things I gained from the critique has me trying out the EF135mm L f2. I feel that it’s too long for my style but I’m willing to try something different and understand that in doing so I’ll be further refining my style.

Hedge Parking

Hedge Parking, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 331 / 365

Otherwise you’ll be in the hedge.
Useful notice for the sat. nav. followers out there.

So Saturdays portrait shoot got cancelled, still I got to have coffee with the man who was going to assist for me. Good to have a chat with someone else looking to move themselves and their craft onwards.