Hah, Gary wanted to do some close-up head shots on Friday night. We actually did a few of me as well, but it was so weird seeing my face straight on, no expression, flaws emphasised (didn’t help it was shot with L series glass, huh?).
This is from the shoot I did a couple of weeks ago in Glasgow, just off of George Square, with my sister as a stylist and Rebecca Neilson modelling. An alternative shot is on my Flickr. Seriously can’t get enough of shooting in Glasgow on the street, so many nice streets and alleys. People are generally pretty friendly too, unlike when I used to shoot back on the West Coast.
We’re back with the next entry in our Bax Street Blog, where we stop people in the street with an interesting style and take a picture. We ventured back into the City Centre of Glasgow, which seemed to be an especially busy day. As usual, Carolyn did the style spotting and I took the pictures. A few people have said they’d quite fancy some male fashion too. Never say never.
Yesterday I got to meet The River 68’s, thanks to one of my pals doing their photos and of course asking me along. I felt like I was walking around Glasgow with a modern Led Zeppelin — look at their hair! Seriously, really nice guys and their music is great as well. They’re playing this Saturday at Captain’s Rest in the West End.
I rarely invite friends round on a school night, preferring to reserve weeknights for my workload, but last night we decided to get together at mine, cook some dinner and bake cakes. It was the funniest night I’ve had in a long time. This morning I awoke feeling so relaxed and content, and I can either put it down to all the laughs I had the night before, or the cake (cupcakes and banana bread).
So, this is what happens when a bunch of friends get together at mine, minus alcohol, and have a pair of 3D glasses lying around…
If you’ve followed me enough on any of the outlets I use to talk about photography, you’ll have noticed I’m trying to understand shooting with off-camera flash. I think the light in this photo is well balanced enough, but it doesn’t look anything special. I’ve been beating myself up lately, laying in my bed with my laptop when I should be sleeping, looking at photos the strobist masters have shot, and wondering how it looks so amazing when mine look so ordinary. Hah.
We’re back with the next entry in our Bax Street Blog, where we stop people in the street with an interesting style and take a picture. We took to the West End of Glasgow this time, which, ultimately, wasn’t the greatest idea I’ve ever had with how quiet it was on a Tuesday lunchtime. Still, I’m always so surprised by how friendly some of the girls we stop are, even if they decline to have their picture taken.
Over the next few weeks we will be taking to Edinburgh and seeing what the fashion is like there.
I love this quote, because you would not believe how often people are quick to tell you their photos aren’t very good as they “just have a Nikon D80”. Whatevs!
OK! So I have started a project where I’ll be taking a photograph of my dog, Indie, every week. The problem is, she’s so photogenic I end up with more than one shot, so I figured I’d post the outtakes on my blog and the real deal on my Flickr. Then when it’s all wrapped up, I’ll have the whole set published on my portfolio. Sheesh!
These are some of the characters I came across in Glasgow today, which was very busy because Brad Pitt is filming his latest movie in George Square. Blah blah, if you’re from Glasgow you’ll actually be sick of hearing about it. If you’re inGlasgow you can’t help but gravitate towards the set, which has seen George Square convert into Philadelphia. I dunno, it’s interesting for us Brits to see the funny traffic lights and big, American trucks. We’re easily amused.