On Saturday the 5th October I had the opportunity to be apart of the 6th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. I noticed that there was two walks in Belfast, but the Titanic Belfast interested me the most. I really love this signature building with its modern architecture and cool exhibition to the lost White Line ship.
I have to say I met the greatest bunch of photographers, who made me feel very welcome, considering they were all professionals and part of the same club. The walk allowed me to shoot a set full of architecture, people, history, among other things. However, the above image is the one I submitted to the walk website, but feel free to check out the full set.
I certainly will be looking to take part again next year. Perhaps then I might even have learn’t a few new skills.
Following the usual photography themed challenge on the #FlickrFriday group, I decided to try some self portraits for this weeks theme #DoubleExposure. The image above is the most striking and it conveys my favorite biography. Cartainly anyone who has spoken with me about books on theology, will know how much the life of Dietreich Bonhoeffer (Pastor, Theologian, Spy and Martyr) has influenced my own thinking and hopefully my life.
This interest grew from a visit to the holocaust museum in Israel, in which I came away wondering where the church was during this dark period in our history. I discovered a book by Eric Metaxas, journeying the reader through the life and death of Bonhoeffer. On the cover is an iconic portrait image of the man himself, with his round wire glasses taken during his time in a Nazi prison. That is the image I have used to double exposure over my own self portrait, in homage to his his lives story and the lessons for our lives still today.
This weeks #FlickrFriday theme was ‘The Lives Of Others’, which immediately the mind thinks of snapping people going about their business through a zoom lens. However, I quickly imagined this would be the default choice of most submissions and I prefer pictures of people up close and personal if I can. So here is what I decided to go with, seven very different biographies that give us an insight into the lives of others.
Click the above image to see all my #FlickrFriday concepts and five that were featured on the #Flickr blog. Feel free to leave comments or helpful insights. I’m keen to learn from better photographers.
Bought myself a Nikon SB-400 Speedlite for my D5100, a great product for improving flash. I also got a hot shoe lead to allow me to put it on a Gorilla Pod to let me move it around, rather than having to be fixed to the camera. So you can imagine I needed a willing model to experiment and only Buzz was available at short notice.
Click on the picture to see the scary results on Flickr.