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Daily Photo – From the Streets of London
Oh how I want to get back to London again soon for some more photography! Actually, I need to get all over the UK… I’ve been really lame in exploring that part of the world. After all, now that i am a member of the commonwealth here in New Zealand, I gotta get up there to the mother country and do some more exploring, pay my respects to the queen, this sort of thing.
By the way, remember the great London PhotoWalk? There’s a little recap on that link!
Many people took many “behind the scenes shots of the event”. Some interesting ones from Gergio Amiti (5ERG10) and KBTimages.co.uk(uk_photo_art). Just click on the photos below to jump over to their photostreams to see more!
Daily Photo – Old Londontown
Here’s a fun photo I took while crossing the bridge on the way to Westminster Abbey. You’ll also notice it as one of the main shots featured in that video we put up on the StuckInCustoms YouTube video.
A big reason I ended up tilting the photo wasn’t just to be quirky or artsy or whatever, but I felt like I really wanted that cool light fixture in the photo without losing balance. A normal shot ends up with the light and abbey quite prominent, but a lot of “dead space” in the upper left. I don’t know if I explained that right… I don’t mind white space in a shot, but I feel like it should still be balanced.
I’m starting to wonder what that word even means any more. I think there there are over a billion people now that take photos. But, very few of them would call themselves a “photographer.” But, that is certainly what they are doing. Maybe, the them, the word photographer indicates some kind of expertise in the craft of photography, although that is a very grey area too.
To me, the “category” or what you call yourself doesn’t even matter. Either you enjoy taking photos for yourself or you don’t. I don’t think it needs a word… you guys probably know I don’t get caught up in categorizations…
Daily Photo – London’s Times Square
London’s Piccadilly Circus is a treasure trove of angles and compositions for all photographers. It doesn’t even matter if you formally call yourself a “photographer” or not, because I think anyone even with a mobile phone would be busy snapping photos. It’s really wild to see, actually. It’s like a non-stop photowalk with random people, everyone taking photos in every direction… and I think this trend will continue.
The podcast of the latest show should come out today. You’ll get it first if you are subscribed at http://twit.tv/tvh or iTunes Link: goo.gl/ZAKd8. And tell your friends!
This most recent show was a little bit different… a conversation with another artist outside of the realm of photography that is very influential to me.
Daily Photo - Old London From Above
It’s a long walk to the top of St. Paul’s. And by long walk, I should throw in that there are a lot of stairs. But, after you finally arrive, you’re greeted by a wonderful view of the city. As long as you don’t have too much of an issue with heights, you’ll be in for a treat.
Even though I saw all sorts of stuff while I was up there, I enjoyed working on this photo too. I was able to zoom into 100% and look at all the details and little buildings/bridges/shops once again. It reminded me of walking around many of them at ground level.
Pop over to Art.com and check out the front page – does that guy look familiar?
SOPA / PIPA – Why I’m Against It
I think that we, the architects of the internet, are able to create bottom-up solutions for current and future problems. A good example of this is Creative Commons, and here I am at Google talking about how it affects “piracy” in my world of digital photography. Jump ahead to the 11 min mark, when I start talking about this subject in particular.
Daily Photo – Entering the Chunnel
I remember the day as a kid I first heard about the Chunnel (the famous tunnel that connects England and France). I wanted to go through it as soon as I could! Well, it took a long time but eventually it happened.
I bought the tickets ahead of time and was sure to get to the station in London to take photos ahead of time. I love all train stations – old and new. Even the new train stations in London have sort of an old feel… it’s hard to explain.
When I was on the train and we left the station, I decided to turn on the GPS on my Android. I’ll never forget it. I saw my little dot ripping across the English countryside. It was so awesome. And then it disappeared when we hit the water.