During a short break from seminars at the Blurb pop-up store in London, I took the opportunity to explore the surrounding streets for puddles. Yes puddles! Here is one image i snapped and the others can be viewed on my website in the Oxford Street image gallery. Not all is as it seems!
Going back to the main reason I ventured into town yesterday was to attend a range of seminars held at the Blurb pop-up store off Oxford Street. The main focus for Tuesday was Fashion, and as an aspiring fashion photographer I thought, ‘what the hell!’
The first seminar was presented by Martin Evening, (some will recognise the name as the author of the Adobe Photoshop for Photographers publications), he gave a brief summary of his photography life and showed some of his work, he then covered the technical aspects on preparing one’s work for publication. Quite a technical run through but nothing my nut couldn’t cope with.
The second seminar was presented by David Eustace, Google his name or “In search of Eustace”. He gave a very informal but humorous pictorial display of his photographic career, and several fashion based project. After the session I had a good long chat to him about his approach to working with advertising clients, his secrets to success. He was very willing to share this information and was a refreshing change to other photographers (no names mentioned) that prefer not to divulge any helpful tips and tricks.
The last presentation of the day, which was the main evening event, was presented by Jamie Perlman, art director at British Vogue. She spoke of he one pet project TEST and spent some time explaining what, from a fashion publication’s perspective, the market is looking for from photographers. The evening was finished off with the customary champers and snacks with some serious network taking place.
Until the next time…..
On Friday evening I traveled down to Guildford to watch the towns torch procession and fireworks display as part of the Guy Fawkes celebrations. I was amazed at the visitor turnout, there were definitely several thousand attending it this year. It was quite a site seeing all those torches (Candles about 60cm long) being carried through the winding roads leading to Stoke Park.
The fireworks display organisers were very fortunate to have a dry evening and a gentle but fresh breeze blowing on the evening. The display itself was outstanding and I managed to capture some descent images. You can find these n my website under the Urban/Travel page.
Until the next post…….
Well it’s Friday again and time to head out into the big world and take some recreational photos (not work related). If you have any ideas as to what you want me to shoot just reply to this post.
Have a GR8 Weekend