Images in Motion: This is just heart-stopping and life-changing. This great link to a google doc slideshow (link provided by Jorge Parra from Prodig Forum) is a great reminder of how the digital medium and the internet are changing the ways we can all create and absorb music, video and images. See the slideshow
There are 130 pages of thought provoking content with great highlights from all the sections including audio, video, animation, advertising, tech, art and many many more.
Currently planning and designing new social media photography service. The growth in social media website’s and services has meant that many people are using image avatars as a way to stand out from the crowd. While the principles of taking the portrait are the same the attention is shifted to making the image have more appeal and personality when seen at smaller size and with a smaller pixel count.
A professional portrait reflecting your personality, saying something about who you are can be very enticing. I will also be posting some advice on how to take your own images for use on website profile pages or social media. I would welcome any feedback or suggestions for this service.
At the begining of the summer of 2009 I was asked by the marketing and communications team of Cambridgeshire Mencap to undertake photography for a new website and to update existing library images. The work involved visiting many of the homes, services and activities of the service users over a period of just under 3 months. With the aim of the photography to capture creative natural and fun images of volunteers, activities and service users.
Work is now complete on the new Cambridgeshire Mencap website and the site is now live. Cambridgeshire Mencap is a charity based in Cambridge, UK and supports local people with learning disabilities. Their important work encompasses supported living, access to community activites and training. They also support parents and carers providing them with information, advice on relevant issues and backup when they need a rest. Undertaking photography work for Mencap was a real joy and great learning experience for me, and gave me a better insight into the lives of those with learning disabilities and the conditions associated with having a learning disability. As well as the parents and people who support and care for them.
As well as shooting corporate commercial projects in Cambridge and beyond. I get the opportunity to photograph family portraits. This can be great fun for me and hopefully the recipient families. Working without the pressure of a commercial shoot and the weight of masses of equipment I can often photograph with just the available light. Making for relaxed and natural images. Below are examples of some wonderful families from Bristol and Cambridge. More can be seen here Family and Children’s portraits
Baby Portrait - Cambridge Series
Mother & Baby Portrait - Cambridge Series
Its always good to have an assistant when taking family portraits.
Went along last night to the Art Picturehouse, Cambridge for the CamCreative – Creative Industries Group meet up. Excellent talk by Sarah Lightman on ‘women in comics,’ enjoyed the insight into her world and the world of women in comic book art. Met with some very creative people in the arts and digital media profession. Looking forward to the next meet up, thanks to Paul Smith for organising the event!