Thursday, 30 September 2010

"Here a moo! There a Moo! Everywhere a Moo Moo!"

Yet more All Animal Rescue work.

This time I was required to make them a fairly simple A4 poster with relevant details on with a similar design to the previously succesful Banners.

I made two in the end, one with a specific message, (Advertising two animals in need) as a proof of concept and then another design as a more general purpose poster.

Both designs have now been put to use.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

With a Huff and a Puff...

Brother Grimmer update!

I've been playing around with the shots from the Brothers Grimmer shoot and cobbled a few things together. It's all rough pieces of concept art still at this stage and i'm just fooling around with the resources I got from the shoot whilst trying to conceptualise some really professional looking artworks for the band.

As per the name of the website and very much in the name of the this blog I should point out, These pieces are very much works in progress.




Once again do check these guys out;
http://brothersgrimmer.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/brothersgrimmer

Monday, 20 September 2010

Photograph of the Week #003

This weeks photograph is from another set I've done recently similar to the test shoot I did here.

This time however I had a new piece of equipment, a "Neewer Ring light". "Light" being the definitive word here, it is not a flash. However it is very cheap compared to actual ring flashes. I may make another post on this subject in the future but for now here is a macro shot of a wooden dragon statue.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

"... like a river running through. Running through you..."

Today I witnessed a New Forest Drift.
I went along with some friends who have horses of their own on the New Forest. The Drift is an event where horses and ponies on the forest are rounded up to a pen where they can be branded, wormed and collared, etc. It's quite a spectacle but not an event for the general public for general safety reasons and for the succesful completion of the work that needs to be done without interference.

I got lots of photographs that I am, in equal measure, pleased with and disapointed with. I've not had lots fo experience taking action shots so I didn't mange to get the best shots otu of some of the frames I composed but on the positive side I did get some I was more than happy with.

These first few images are of the round-up itself.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Photograph of the Week #002

This weeks photograph is of one of the flowers my dear Fiance grows in our back garden.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

"Talk to meee! Tell me pleeeease!"

Had a whole lot of all-sorts and sundries on my plate as of late but i've got several Brother Grimmer pokers in the fire at the minute which I need to get finished up to pass along to the guys.

For now though here is a little concept piece I've thrown together recently, trying out some ideas.

Do check these guys out;
http://brothersgrimmer.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/brothersgrimmer

Monday, 6 September 2010

Photograph of the week #001

Because whenever i'm not scribbling i'm snapping away with a camera and to compliment the scribble of the week articles, there shall now be "Photograph of the week"

Every week I shall pick a random photograph(that I like) from that weeks(or near enough) snaps and post it here. That's only 52 shots a year... how hard could it be?

So this week, with no more fanfare, a shot of the pirate themed mobile that hangs above my dear sons cot.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

What's this? What's this?

I recently got a few more gizmos and gadgets for my camera, some close up filters to go on the lens and an extension tube among other thigs. I decided to have an experiment with these amateur augmentations and see what sort of images I could squeeze out of my camera with them. So I set my miniature photo studio up on the kitchen table, got my lighting sorted (two constant lights on either side and a flashgun) and suddenly found myself lacking anything to snap at.

When doing "studio" macro photography for the first time with such equipment for no real reason other than fun(on this occasion) it becomes hard to think of what to do. I assumed I'd want something with an interesting texture or with interesting features worth zooming in on, possibly something colourful but i'd already resolved to not use flowers as my subject matter.
With a hesitation for thought and inspiration I grabbed up an old stone dragon statue I was given as a gift once and a couple of high quality Nightmare Before Christmas toys that I bought a few years earlier to which I got the below results.

Regrettably this first shot has a slight motion blur to it as my hand must've shaken, most shots were taken with a tripod however.

The last two shots show the same dragon statue, one normal shot(taken to experiment with exposure settigns with flash) and the second one taken with the extension tubes so as to get a close up on the texture of the item.