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Hello All!!

Check out my photographic portfolio on the link below

http://www.psypix.net/pix/index.php?cat=10195

i try to get people to realize the state of waking dreams within everyday life, my photography focuses on that little glitch or part of reality which is the ... bridge or grey area between reality and imagination (if thats what you call it).

Enjoy!!!
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your pictures are stunning :wub:

i especially like 'file 46'

thanx for sharing wiv us!
 

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worskat said:
Hello All!!

Check out my photographic portfolio on the link below

http://www.psypix.net/pix/index.php?cat=10195

i try to get people to realize the state of waking dreams within everyday life, my photography focuses on that little glitch or part of reality which is the ... bridge or grey area between reality and imagination (if thats what you call it).

Enjoy!!!
worskat
Great Pics! :Smile3:

May I use some of them 4 the drempels-pic gallery?

Garfield
 

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Hey all!!

thankuthankuthankuthanku!!!!
YAYAYAYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

hey F! took that in knysna forest in south africa, the most beautifull awweesome forest ever where lots of hippies live and paint fairies and stuff... :Smile3: what a place

my method varies, some photos the creativity is all post production some all in production, it depends on what inspires me at that moment. i dont really plan ahead at all, i just kinda do, so sometimes i make to bad photos into on amazing one and sometimes i make 5 amazing photos into 1 amazing one, and sometimes i make 10 amazing photos into one really bad one (which dissapears from my hard drive soon after...) like file 4/51 (5.jpg) is no post production, so is 31/51 (26980031.jpg), but some like 15/51 (014_11AB.jpg) are all in post prod...

garfield, u r welcome, just no commercial usage and a credit somewhere or other with a copyright reserved thingy, i'll pm you my name
 

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hey F! took that in knysna forest in south africa, the most beautifull awweesome forest ever where lots of hippies live and paint fairies and stuff... :Smile3: what a place

Sounds beautiful, that really is a captivating picture ... you have a good creative eye :Smile3:
 
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file 25 is sublime.
these are awesome worksat. so beautiful.

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yeah man- wicked :Smile3:
 

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At worskat's request I'm positing up some photos which I PM'd him as sustenance for his artistic eye!

Any comments, constructive or destructive, welcome. :Smile3:
(All photos taken at various festivals this summer.)

candle.jpg

DSCF3503.jpg

mobile.jpg

slinky.jpg

ferry.jpg

star2.jpg

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(as replied to ruskin)

Yo man!


Do you mind to post what you sent me on my photography thread? then I reply on it and we can have a discussion there + got lots of input, could grow into something great!



Anyways, I wrote a long reply yesterday, then something went wrong and bang its gone, so now im re writing it, so if its frank and short please excuse!



Photography the way I see it

1 break all the rules, do whatever you want to do the most and feel like the most. Don’t hesitate to defy logic and go crazy

2 get stoned

3 find what inspires you the most and focus on it

4 try experimenting more with shooting techniques, such as alternate shutter speeds and perhaps blending more than one image of the same thing at different shutters over each other with a double exposure for example… try crossprocessing (e6 film processed c41 instead of 16),

5 experiment with lighting and exposure and color some more, you’ve got talent and should keep focusing on it, you’ve got a very good eye, composition and rythym is great! But you should try expirmenting with color and tonalities / lighting some more, that’s your flaw… when you see something you want to photograph, look at it closely and picture what it’ll look like on a photo. Now ask yourself, will this look better, or will it look better if I change the lighting somehow? For example, the photo of the slingy tunnel thing in the tree is fantastic, well done, but I believe that you should’ve tried to photograph it slightly differently. At a different time of day perhaps, under different lighting conditions.

How I get around that a lot of the time is night time photography. A lot of my stuff is like 30second plus exposures purely cos at night you get that beautifull shade of dark blue and purple on everything, everything starts complimenting each other and forms a delicate rythym no matter how contrasty their colours may be at day. If you have a car nearby you can flash the lights of the car onto the subject, it’ll expose and create interesting shapes and patterns on the subject… so look at that exact same photo, now imagine it at night with the shades of night, a slight motion blur left and right around the trees shape of the same night soft colour with these discs flashing into existence in front of you (car hard lights) but that fade out softly somehow (self exposure without car) and maybe even the stars behind it all… If with that photo you wanted to go for contrast, then push it more!!! Shoot it at a time of day, ugh sitting at an internet café the oke next to me is watchin the most disgusting porn and as I notice whats not directly in front of me too having trained my eyes.. uuughgh, blegh, anyways, where was I? Oh yah, that photo of slinky if you wanted contrast a good way to shoot it may have been with the sun directly behind it, silhouetted.

My motto is go for extremities. Don’t bother with the middle ground. Go for soft and subtle, or go for hard hitting grite, or whatever.

Its great that your starting to experiment with the medium a bit, but PUSH IT!! Go CRAAZZYYYYYY!!! And do everything you want to but think is probably a bad idea!!! And if you get disappointed in the end result, that’s good too because you learn from it! You learn with every shoot something new. It took me a couple of rolls of film to get the night time photography right (cos you cant use your light meter at night, it doesn’t give accurate readings as it stops at 30sec exposure at wide open app) but eventually I did it!!!

Lastly, you’ve got to develop your taste. Developing your skill as a photographer is all about developing your visual taste. Once you know what you want, knowing how to get it is easy…. Find something that inspires you, and go for it over and over again



J
 

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(Quote Ruskin reply)

Hey.. WOAH! I didn't expect such a dedicated reply, thanks a lot for your time mate! :Smile3:

Thank you very much for the pointers, it's very helpful to speak to someone who obviously knows what they're talking about, coz I've never really had any contact or discussion with professional photographers. I know exactly what you mean when you say that the tone is not developped enough in my photography. Part of the problem is that those photos are more oppertunistic snapshots than carefully planned compositions. Half of those images were taken at Omni festival in Spain this August, where it was pretty hard to work up the dedication to make my photos any more than simple snapshots.. the reason being that every day for a week the temperature was over 100 degrees during daylight hours and I could do little more than sit in the shade guzzling bottles of water! (In fact, i took that photo without even moving from my chair... it was in a lovely little wooded chill-out area where they had loads of slinkys entwined around the branches.)

I think that my biggest problem is that I am an enthusiastic amateur, rather than a dedicated photographer-in-the-making. I do not own a light meter or a tripod, which obviously makes night photography nigh-on impossible, which is a real shame because it is my favourite mode of photgraphy. Also, I have come to realise that if I am to become more serious about the art then I am going to have to upgrade my camera. At the moment I am using the Fuji Finepix S5000, which is a digital semi-SLR. It has been truely brilliant for my needs so far, with a 10x optical zoom and pretty good picture quality. However, it has a maximum exposure of 2 seconds, which is pretty ridiculous and useless for any serious night photography. So my next priority is a better camera, possibly the Canon EOS 20D. Unfortunately, I've developped an unhealthy psytrance DJ'ing obsession over the last few years as well, and, being a student, these two hobbies are possibly not the cheapest I could have chosen!!

I think I will stick with digital anyway, because film is an endless extra expense which I just cannot afford. Anyway, I'll post those photos up on your thread as you asked.. cheers for the discussion... long my it continue!

Ruskin.
 

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auw auw!

sure man, hey i was in sh the other day pity i didnt know...

yah u need to get a slr camera, but DONT think that you need a big expensive thingy, do u know what my camera i used for those photos is worth? 60 pounds with lens and tripod!! wortheles piece of shit! hey but i dont care if i drop it!! to get it to focus on a long distance, cos the lens is fuct, you have to force it, it makes a horrible creaking expensive sound, but hey it works (with a little pressure!) anyway, the lens broke into a couple of pieces by itself the other day, well it didnt brake it just dismantled itself by itself.. so i need a new lens and am shopping around to spend about 30 to 40 pounds max...



and i shoot film. you can do soooo much with film and i still say film is the best. if your digital camera is a really big n expensive one, like a canon 300D or a nikon D70 then its worth it, otherwise get the cheapest secondhand film SLR you can find and use it! just weigh it up, all the film processing and scanning costs versus the fact that the digital camera may cost you 400 pound more. plus its more expensive to print from digital than it is to print from film (if you print at the place you processed the film the first time its processed).



i do plan to get a big digital camera sometime, but not right now. i dont need it for my art, film is good enough and as sparesly as i use it the high amount of photos i'd take with a digital is not necessary for my art, but i'd get it for being able to take fun photos of travel and life and such, and being able to start doing some capture the moment stuff as all i do so far is create the moment...



always

continue



EXPERIMENTATION


 

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nice work mate, do you have your own studio set up?
 

worskat

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hey hey!

nope i just carry a cheap camera around and use an ... ahem ... legal copy of photoshop on someone elses computer .. :Smile3:

hope to buy my own stuff soon, dont hav the ££ for it now, but yeah its amazing what one can do with a cheap camera. expensive ones are nice but cheap ones work too, you just hav 2 hav the right 1

and u? do any phots?
 
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