As I mentioned in the previous post I went to Vancouver to see family, my mum hadn’t seen my Auntie for a few years so I said I would go out there with her. I did a fair bit of shooting with Models whilst there, and also as usual Pete and I went out to shoot [...]
Well, it has been a while since I wrote in the blog, but I am not really travelling anymore, old news for most of you but here is the round up of what has been happening. In May were leaving Moscow to move to Hamburg, although a few days before the move Lou got an [...]
Kazan is the modern day capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan and lies about 450 miles to the east of Moscow where the Volga and Kazanka Rivers meet. Kazan was formed in the early 15th century but became the capital of the Tatar Khanate that emerged from the Golden Horde although it said the [...]
Sergiev Posad is the closest of the ‘Golden Ring’ cities near to Moscow, of the Golden Ring we have already visited Vladimir and Suzdal.
The final part of the session with Paul was the Nude section, half of which looked pretty uncomfortable for Adriana until Paul got her a cushion
Continuing from the previous post the session with Paul and Adriana moved on to Lingerie shots of Adriana following a similar pattern of experimentation with the light, this time with a window blind as the background.
Last week I went to Paul Studio in Reading, UK to get some one-to-one lighting tuition with Paul for around 3 hours. Of all the tuition/workshops I have taken previously this was the most intense but also the most enjoyable
The next day we went for a walk down the river Isset from the original wooden dam (albeit with newer stone facing) that we saw on our first day here (see previous post)
We were looking to travel somewhere at the last minute for the weekend,somewhere for the two of us to get away alone so we consulted our list:- Murmansk – Too cold and dark yet, St Petersburg – been too many times, Sochi – Too much rain, and Yekaterinburg – cold but not too cold and [...]
After the nightmare scenario over the Christmas holidays in getting from Moscow to Spain via UK the long way it was great to see family and family friends
I booked this workshop a while ago via Tatra Photography aiming to learn some new skills, as wildlife photography isn’t really a speciality of mine. The booking process went smoothly, and as the time of the workshop approached Matt let me know that the professional photographer who would be leading the workshop was Chris Weston.
Suzdal is perhaps one of the most interesting of the ‘Golden Ring’ cities North East of Moscow, and one of the oldest remaining towns in Russia with records showing its history dates back to at least 1024 AD.
We went straight out of the hotel for a walk around New York, we were staying in Chelsea so we headed towards Union Square
When I got to Vancouver after the few days in Victoria I met my cousin that I hadn’t seen since I was 3yrs old, but we have been in touch via Facebook for a couple of years now, and he happens to be a great Photographer.
After trying and failing to go Whale-watching the next day due to bad weather we did finally make it on the day we were due back to go to Vancouver. We went out on a very fast boat with Sea Fun Safari
On our recent two weekend trip to New York (and a few days in Vancouver in the middle) I was pretty determined to some photos for my course in the form of Street Photography, candid shots of people. I of course wanted to combine this with my usual mix of architectural oddities so when we arrived and had showered in the hotel we went for a little walk to see what we could see.
This was another portrait session for my course, and once again, as it was decent weather we did this one outside, around the time the sun was starting to drop behind the buildings
This was another exercise for my course, involving concentrating on the expression on the face of the subject, especially the eyes as they look directly at the camera, slightly away from the camera, and even directly away from it. I really like the results here, especially this first shot:- As always, click the thumbnails in [...]
This was another portrait shoot for my course, the purpose was to take quite a lot of shots, noting down any thoughts for each shot at the time, and stop when you get to the shot you think is the best
This was another exercise for my course, the purpose was to take active portraits. The portraits should concentrae on the look on the face whilst engaging in the activity rather than the activity itself.
So, on the 3 rafts, we had 21 people, and ALL our gear for the 2 week trip, and all the kitchen and dining setup, so consequently the boats were pretty heavily loaded.
We had another long journey (about 5hrs) to Esso village to experience some of the ‘native’ Even people of Kamchatka, we started by driving through the forest and then to the same interesting river crossing, luckily the last crossing before the lunch break was running late so we managed to catch it.
It looked like a lunar lanscape of volcanic ash/sand and rock with small cones around us and the imposing site of Ostry (sharp) and Plosky (Flat) Tolbachik Volcanoes,
We arrived at the supposedly fantastic hotel with thermal baths, Helios Hotel in Paratunka, another highly innacurate description by the Vision of Kamchatka team, where we said goodbye to some of our group who were returning home.