Recreating Iconic Photographs

If you have a few days spare when you are trapped indoors, you might like to consider recreating some iconic photographs in model form. Be careful, though, because the standard is high.

Recreating the Titanic

See more setups here.

January 2015

We had two presentations this evening – a practical and some theory.

First, Keith showed us some of the ingenious home-made rigs he has built to take high-speed photographs using mechanically triggered flashguns, followed by a bracing outdoor demonstration in the car park. Eggs and balloons were sacrificed in the name of art. You can download his presentation here: High speed photography, and see the photographs taken on the night:

Then, Francis gave a brief but thorough introduction to Textures, which you can read again in preparation for next month’s assignment.

Thanks to both for an entertaining and educational evening.

the hours

You’ve probably heard about 365projects, where you take a picture a day for a year. I’ve done it twice now, and I’m taking a break, although I do miss it a little. If that seems a little daunting, here’s another idea for photo inspiration: thehours.

This website is a collective project in which a group of photographers, who met on Flickr, each post a single image every month, taken during a particular hour of the day. We’re starting in January 2014 with 7am (so images posted that month will be taken between 7am and 8am) and then moving through the day by an hour each month.

There’s no need to publish your photos, although there is a Flickr group associated with thehours website if you want to join in.