Category Archives: Other photography

References to other photography that I am doing

Some creative conversions

Since finishing my final assignment, apart from preparing my work for assessment, I have been creating some illustrations from some of my previous images.

This one of the Taj Mahal was the first that I created and I’ve been trying the same technique with some more recent images.

This one, from my trip to Russia, is of St. Basil’s Cathedral

And this is a local image of the quay at King’s Lynn.

Ski Racing

This is a set of thirty photographs which I took at the Hanseatic Ski Racing Championships a couple of weeks ago.

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These water skiers are racing at speeds of up to 90 mph on the River Ouse.

Coin photography

As a favour for a friend who is an avid coin collector, I have been doing some coin photography. Using a macro lens and an off-camera flash, I’ve taken these coin pictures for him to sell coins on eBay.

The technique that seems to work best is to mount the coin on something long to get it away from the background. I used a Pritt Stick. Then surround the coin with a cylinder of white paper. Use a lamp or flash so that the paper diffuses the light, and reflects it around. Continue reading Coin photography

Abstracts

In the last few weeks, I have been also taking an advanced photography course at Norfolk Creative Arts. Each week we have been dealing with a different subject and the first week of this course was related to abstract photography. This involved the use of smoke, paint dropped into water, close-ups of glass vessels on a light box and an outside session taking photographs at the fairground. Continue reading Abstracts