One of the talks I attended at the Photography Show this week was given by Glyn Dewis, talking about his new book, "Photograph like a thief". He spoke about photographers whose styles had inspired him and how he found himself reverse engineering their images so he could imitate them, and eventually find his own style. He did a live shoot, creating a portrait and editing it in front of us to show us his techniques. After a day stuck at home with an injured foot (that's what walking sixteen miles at the Photography Show does for you!) editing music I got to ten o'clock this evening and realised I hadn't taken a single photo. Inspired by Glyn's talk I pulled out my gear and roped Stanley in to be my model. One of Glyn's other suggestions was to build up a collection of texture photos to use as backgrounds. Unfortunately I didn't have anything suitable so I raided the internet for something I liked (brown paper in this case) and blended it in behind Stanley in Photoshop.
22 March 2017