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Introductions – C R Photography

How I discovered the work of todays Introduction is very different to the way I usually do.  Really he discovered me, so to speak, in that he sent me an email about something, and it got me curious.  I looked at his blog and really liked the work I saw.  So today I would like to introduce you to Chris and his blog C R Photography.

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There are some great images on his site and the perspectives of some of them, like the one above are great. I love seeing work that I think I can learn from.

I asked Chris why he takes photos.

I take on a very poetic-philosophic approach to my photography. Ultimately, I make photos because it’s therapeutic for me. It allows me to focus my mind into something creative.

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As you go through his blog you will see there is a large variety of work and he photographs many things.  There is a concept in the art work, that you have to be one particular type of artist, in that you specialise in a particular area or genre, I think is the right term.  In photography we see it all the time, you are a landscape photographer or a portrait photographer, but I think many of us just want to take photos.  I like trying lots of different types, and I think perhaps Chris does too.  I can see many different sorts of photography and a great variety amongst his work.

The second question, as always, was about inspiration.

If I’m photographing people, it’s the mysteriousness and the dynamic of people that inspires me. When I’m making photos of nature, it’s nature itself that inspires me. I pull from within for a large amount of my inspiration but occasionally some of my favourite poets and photographers inspire me as well.

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There is something about the colours in his work, I find I am very drawn to them. When you see the work all together you can see what I mean. It is quite colourful, but I don’t mean in a loud way, it is subtle, but yet the colours and hues are strong.  I’m sure I am not explaining myself very well, sorry, but I just like the colours.

I also asked Chris if there was anything special about the way he works.

Technically speaking, there’s not much that’s special about how I work. Shooting in manual mode is beneficial, but other than that it’s typically in being mindful and allowing all of my senses to be fully engaged. What this allows is for me to change from work or study mode, into a more peaceful and organic state. It, in a sense, allows me to become one with the subject to feel it in all it’s mysteriousness.

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There are also quite a large number of black and white images on his blog as well. As we have seen here on Wednesday’s there is something about Black and White images that really draw people in.  It is still so popular, something about the romantic side of photography perhaps.

I asked Chris about his gear.

As a new photographer (I’ve only been shooting for a little over a year), I’ve only acquired a small amount of gear. I have a Canon 7D, Canon 50mm 1.4, Canon 28-135mm and a Tokina 11-16mm. I have some other accessories, like a cabled remote, an intervelometer, and that’s about it.

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I have never photographed lightning like this.  I tried it once out my front door, but wasn’t too successful.  Must try it again some time, though usually when I hear a storm approaching, the only place I want to be is inside.  I do envy those that can get images like this.

Chris told me that he is currently living in the UK, though his is originally from the US.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris for allowing me to feature his blog, C R Photography, here on my website, and I would encourage you all to go and take a look as well, you won’t be disappointed.  I have a small selection of his images for you to look at, but I suggest you go to his site, C R Photography, and see a whole lot more.

 

Monochrome Madness Week 16

Welcome to Week 16 of this madness in the form of monochrome images.  I still find it a challenge and still always wondering what I can do. It is great to see so many people doing black and white images, or images with minimal colour.  I have started thinking a lot more about black and white, monochrome and how I can do these images.

Since last week everyone enjoyed the smaller post, I have decided that from now on, if I get less than 50 images, I will post them here.  If I get more than 50 then I will post the first 40 here and the rest on the News Blog on my website.  Also in line with what Mary McAvoy has been telling us about SEO for Photographers, I am going to start renaming the files that you send me to help us all get better ratings, I hope that will be agreeable to you all.

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I saw an image on the weekend of blogging buddy, Adrian Lewis, his blog is  FATman Photos, and I loved the colouring of it and thought I might see if I could do something similar.  I have played with it quite a bit in Color Efex from the Nik Collection and then I did more work on it in Photoshop.  I like how it has completely changed the image.  I showed this image on Sunday if you want to check out what the colour version looked like. It isn’t an infrared image, but I like the feel of it.

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Laura Macky has outdone herself this week, something very different for her.  Well I think it is, what do you think?  If you want to know more about her image, then go to her post Togetherness.

I have said nearly everything I wanted to say at the beginning of the post, and if you are interested in participating, then all the instructions and what you need to do are at the end of this post.  Please read the instructions before you submit your image.

 

Now, if you wish to participate and submit an image here is how you do it:-

  • You must email me the image you want to include and if you have a blog or website, or somewhere else, please include the link. My email address is leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be as small as it can be, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.
  • Please insert either your name or your blogs name in the file name.
  • Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.
  • If you need more help with sending images, and get confused about time zones, etc, well, there is a great website called The World Clock, if you go to that and look at Melbourne time, if it’s before 6pm on Tuesday evening, then you can still send me images.  If it’s after that time, you can send me an image, but it will be set aside for the following week.
  • Remember to include a link to your blog or website.
  • Please remember to resize your images, it is fairly simply, you just need to go into any editing software and usually under Image you will find, resize, scale, or image size, something like that and you can resize your image there. Change the dimensions to pixels and make the longest side 1000 pixels or smaller, hit return, and for most types of software that should change the other side automatically as well. Just remember to save it with a different name so you know it is the smaller version.  If you have any problems, please contact me, I don’t mind helping out.

Please note you don’t have to be a WordPress blogger to be in this challenge, you can have a link to a Facebook page, a Flickr page, anywhere really, or no link.  We just want to encourage people to do monochrome images, just for the madness of it.

Just to let you know also, that as soon as the challenge is published, all emails and images you have sent me are deleted from my computer.  I respect your copyright and would never keep any of the images.

The Usual Friday Bits and Pieces

LeanneCole-pinklakes-6277Giving you a round up of what I have been doing and what I will be doing in the next week or so is something I look forward to now.  I love sharing what I do and with most days taken up with other posts, Friday’s seem to be the only day that I can tell you about this.  I know I push things I’m doing, and I hope you don’t mind. I have had more One on One sessions, and another one coming up, online classes are starting to happen, more photo editing.  I decided to add another day for the Social Snappers as well.  I have a full plate, but I am loving all that is going on.

One on One Photography Sessions

I had another one of these last week with a new client.  It is so wonderful doing these, sharing my knowledge and going out and taking photos with someone.  I was telling a friend the other day that I am a problem solver, I love working out puzzles, and when a new client comes to me I know I am being presented with a new LeanneCole-docklands-20140216-9339challenge.

When people come to me for One on One’s they often have very specific needs, or areas they want to learn, then it is up to me to work out the best way to teach them that or show them how to do what they want.  It is wonderful, I really enjoy that each person wants something different.  If they don’t know, then I have to work out what they need and what they would like to learn.  I have another booked for the coming week, and this will be my first overseas visitor and I am so excited to meet her face to face and to teach her some photography.

One on One Photo Editing

This last week saw me doing another one of these, a new client and a new place.  I have a friend, Teresa,  who has a shop at the moment over in Greensborough and she said I could use her shop for the session.  It worked out really well.  I helped the client with what she wanted to do with her photos.  Again she had specific things that she wanted to use her photos for and I helped her to learn what she needed to do.

LeanneCole-Melbourne-flindersstreet-railbridgeWe might also be running some classes in Eltham, though not really sure yet, and not sure who will be allowed to do them yet.  If you have done one of my classes already then you will probably be given an invitation.

I am offering Online Editing Classes, if people are interested.  Amazing what you can show people using Skype.

Online Photography Classes

I have had my first client, and we have had a couple of sessions on Skype so far.  She seems to be really enjoying it, and like the other individual classes I teach, it is geared to what she wants to learn.  We talk, I show her things, we discuss her photos, the problems she is having, and then I write exercises for her to go out and do. LeanneCole-melbourne-flindersstreet-shopsShe seems to be enjoying it, and I love that I am helping her learn how to become more comfortable with her new camera and lens.

Social Snappers Photography Excursions

These are slowly coming together.  I have excursions for Sundays and Tuesdays in all sorts of places, though might have to change one of them.  When I was in Fitzroy Gardens the other day a woman stopped and asked what we were doing and I started telling her about these.  She sounded so interested and thought they were a great idea.  I think they are.  I know that I much prefer going out with other people to take photos, and I love going to new places.  I really hope I can find lots of other women that feel the same way.  I keep forgetting to tell people that the groups are limited to 8.

Competitions

Well I entered another one, and the images that are in this post are the ones I entered.  This competition is different to the last one I entered, it is more an art prize. So the aim is to be selected, for the LeanneCole-pinklakes-20140421-6263exhibition, hopefully.  Though it is a top national prize and a lot of people enter.   If I am selected then I will have to get the image printed and framed, ready to be hung in the exhibition.  The exhibition is quite prestigious, so it would be amazing to be accepted for it.

Getting Connected –  Social Media and Branding

I am going to the above event this coming week.  A friend of mine, Christina, who writes a blog called Miss Rosanna, will be talking about social media. She is one of the speakers and I thought it would be great to go and hear her. I have no idea about Marketing and how to get the word out, so at the moment I am trying everything.

I think that is about all the news I have.  It is getting to be busy which is fantastic.  I do love that.  I will put the above images into a gallery for you to enjoy.

 

 

Rehearsing Plays at Heidelberg Theatre Company

Today is my quiet day, thought I would show you the latest photos of the play I have been taking down at Heidelberg Theatre Company.  I told you about the play a couple of weeks ago, it is called Little Murders, and you can go to the previous post if you would like more information about it, Murders with Some Drama.

I am just going to add some photos now.

Monochrome Madness Week 15

Welcome to another week of Monochrome Madness. A much smaller collection this week.  Still lots of great images to look at.

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I took this image recently when my friend lent me her macro lens.  There are lots of these in my garden, and this one was taken in the backyard.

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Laura Macky has done it all now, and the kitchen sick, sorry Laura I had to say something.  If you would like more information about her image, she has written a post called the Kitchen Sink. Laura is a wonderful person and has written a post on how you can help me, Monochrome Madness – Your Help Needed.

Again, for those that have submitted images, please remember to check your images for comments left by other people.  If you would like to enter, then please follow all the instructions laid out at the end of this post. If you need more help with sending images, and get confused about time zones, etc, well, there is a great website called The World Clock, if you go to that and look at Melbourne time, if it is before 6pm on Tuesday evening, then you can still send me images.  If it is after that time, you can send me an image, but it will be set aside for the following week.

Please enjoy this week’s gallery of monochrome images.

Now, if you wish to participate and submit an image here is how you do it:-

  • You must email me the image you want to include and if you have a blog or website, or somewhere else, please include the link. My email address is leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be as small as it can be, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.
  • Please insert either your name or your blogs name in the file name.
  • Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.
  • If you need more help with sending images, and get confused about time zones, etc, well, there is a great website called The World Clock, if you go to that and look at Melbourne time, if it’s before 6pm on Tuesday evening, then you can still send me images.  If it’s after that time, you can send me an image, but it will be set aside for the following week.
  • Remember to include a link to your blog or website.
  • Please remember to resize your images, it is fairly simply, you just need to go into any editing software and usually under Image you will find, resize, scale, or image size, something like that and you can resize your image there. Change the dimensions to pixels and make the longest side 1000 pixels or smaller, hit return, and for most types of software that should change the other side automatically as well. Just remember to save it with a different name so you know it is the smaller version.  If you have any problems, please contact me, I don’t mind helping out.

Please note you don’t have to be a WordPress blogger to be in this challenge, you can have a link to a Facebook page, a Flickr page, anywhere really, or no link.  We just want to encourage people to do monochrome images, just for the madness of it.

Just to let you know also, that as soon as the challenge is published, all emails and images you have sent me are deleted from my computer.  I respect your copyright and would never keep any of the images.

Monochrome Madness Week 14

This week there has been a very steady stream of emails, so many.  I hope you enjoy this weeks Monochrome Madness, our biggest so far.

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I’m afraid this isn’t a new image.  I decided that I might go through my archives.  I have been wanting to get down to the coast to get some images, but haven’t had a chance.  I thought I might see what an image with waves and such would like in monochrome.  I do like it and I think I will try and head down the coast this winter, see what I find.

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Here is Laura Macky‘s image for this week and you can read about her image in her post, Dance of Light.

This has been a huge week and we have had so many entries.  It is great putting it together, but I do have one request.  Quite a few are sending images with no links.  I know that I might know who you are, but it does mean extra work for me as I try to find your link, it is so much easier for me if you include it in the post.  It would also be great if the people who sent images checked on their images in the gallery and responded to the comments that are left by others.  Would help me tremendously.

Now, if you wish to participate and submit an image here is how you do it:-

  • You must email me the image you want to include and if you have a blog or website, or somewhere else, please include the link. My email address is leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be as small as it can be, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.
  • Please insert either your name or your blogs name in the file name.
  • Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.
  • Remember to include a link to your blog or website.
  • Please remember to resize your images, it is fairly simply, you just need to go into any editing software and usually under Image you will find, resize, scale, or image size, something like that and you can resize your image there. Change the dimensions to pixels and make the longest side 1000 pixels or smaller, hit return, and for most types of software that should change the other side automatically as well. Just remember to save it with a different name so you know it is the smaller version.  If you have any problems, please contact me, I don’t mind helping out.

Please note you don’t have to be a WordPress blogger to be in this challenge, you can have a link to a Facebook page, a Flickr page, anywhere really, or no link.  We just want to encourage people to do monochrome images, just for the madness of it.

Just to let you know also, that as soon as the challenge is published, all emails and images you have sent me are deleted from my computer.  I respect your copyright and would never keep any of the images.

Monochrome Madness Week 13

Is 13 a unlucky number?  I don’t think so and I am not superstitious, so let’s go with lucky 13, or a baker’s dozen, that is how many weeks we have been doing this.

 

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I have been very lucky this week.  A very good friend of mine has lent me her Canon 600D along with her 60mm macro.  Can you guess what I have been doing all week.  I thought I might use a macro image, and this is one of the few I got in focus.

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If you want to find out about Laura’s image then you need you to go to her blog, Laura Macky.

I hope you are all still finding the challenge a challenge.  I know I am.  This week was a struggle and I was worried that I wouldn’t get an image.  I really do love this challenge and I like how it extends the way I look. Here are the entries from everyone else.

Now, if you wish to participate and submit an image here is how you do it:-

  • You must email me the image you want to include and if you have a blog or website, or somewhere else, please include the link. My email address is leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be as small as it can be, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.
  • Please insert either your name or your blogs name in the file name.
  • Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.
  • Remember to include a link to your blog or website.
  • Please remember to resize your images, it is fairly simply, you just need to go into any editing software and usually under Image you will find, resize, scale, or image size, something like that and you can resize your image there. Change the dimensions to pixels and make the longest side 1000 pixels or smaller, hit return, and for most types of software that should change the other side automatically as well. Just remember to save it with a different name so you know it is the smaller version.  If you have any problems, please contact me, I don’t mind helping out.

Please note you don’t have to be a WordPress blogger to be in this challenge, you can have a link to a Facebook page, a Flickr page, anywhere really, or no link.  We just want to encourage people to do monochrome images, just for the madness of it.

Just to let you know also, that as soon as the challenge is published, all emails and images you have sent me are deleted from my computer.  I respect your copyright and would never keep any of the images.

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