They say there are two hours of the day that are “magic” for photographers. These include the very first hour of daylight, as the sun rises, and the very last. While I agree the last hour has its merits, the first hour is actually one where I usually feel at my least “magical”. In the words of Frank Sinatra, “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink, because when they wake up in the morning, that’s the best they gona feel for the rest of the day”.
The following series is a collection of my favourite landscapes taken during our drive from Dar es Salaam to Speke Bay and back to Zanzibar. In conclusion, the magic hour for Tanzania is actually 7 (thats 5!+2) hours long and pretty dorm friendly, between 10:46am and 6:15pm.
I do like this place.
The time has come! Dangerously close to the end of the uni year and I’m desperately trying to get together a folio to present as my last assignment for “Illustrative Studio Techniques” .
The assignment calls for 4 shots: a character portrait, fashion shot, studio set, and a still life. They all should be linked with a theme of some sort.
As usual I left the planning to the very last minute. I figured “incongruity” was a suitably flexible theme for a man on deadline.
This is the first shoot and should tick the “fashion” box. I’m very pleased with it and can’t thank Emily enough for being such a fantastic model. A photographer/graphic designer herself you can see her work here: http://emily-jayne.net/
(shot on rooftop of train station car park in Fortitude Valley)
Another Creative Studio shoot. Today’s brief asked for a dining scene, the set had to give the appearance of a natural environment.
It also asked for the shot to be done in full frame 5×4 colour transparency. The two official ones taken tonight will be developed tomorrow. These are some digital captures to give a general feel.
“Food and beverage may also be used” – I used only the best; spam, canned peas, mashed potatoes (fresh from the bag) as well as gravy, it too had to be coaxed from its plastic prison.
Big thanks to Peter Frankland, fellow photographer and willing model.