Plans & Links

It’s Friday and the weekend is oh so close, with the glimmering promise of FREE TIME to spend on fun and frivolous  things like photography and gaming and crafting (and washing and cleaning and all the chores… bah). I thought I’d get the “bring my camera outside at least once this week” deal done today, to start the weekend off. At least it’s an excuse to drink some coffee. Tomorrow it’s off to the photo store to print out some copies for various projects and then hopefully I get to spend some time out in the daylight with my boo. Also I need to get a UV filter for my zoom lens, while I’m in the area.

I only have two episodes left of BBC’s “Genious of Photography”, and I really want to watch the last two but at the same time I don’t, because I don’t really want it to end. I’ll have to find some more documentary’s to watch.

Project-wise I’m adding tings to my list, that’s not very hard. Plenty of ideas floating around out there, so to sum up I’m posting random links that caught my interest:

5 Replies to “Plans & Links”

  1. Oooh! Those 7 projects sound like great fun – some more than others, of course.

    I found myself wanting to immediately start an alphabetical project. It seems like something that wouldn’t be too hard to keep up as long – as you don’t involve any kind of time restriction. Perhaps write a bunch of little notes and draw one each time I need a new letter.

    I also, inspired by the street photography links, ended up on the balcony with my 100mm lens (accidentally it was both on the camera and perfect for this level) on to see if I could capture any interesting people walking by on the opposite side of the street below. In the snowfall. Or the snowfall itself. Or the kids playing with the shopping cart… Haven’t checked the results yet, but I will in a minute. 🙂 (no big hopes, though, since it’s really too dark)

    Thanks for the links!

  2. I have Facebook trauma, I kept searching for the “like” button for you comment 😉

    Yeah, I really found those 7 projects interesting too! I liked the Photo walks. And the 100 strangers idea. And the Scavenger hunt. And the Alphabetical project. Hm. 😉

    That is so cool that started taking pics! I got the google-itch about street photography from the 4th ep of the BBC documentary, it really made an impact. So much that I sat at the Central Station for an hour today taking (very blurry) pictures. In the end a girl sat down next to me and started talking to me. Her train had been cancelled.

    Maybe i should have taken her picture and started the 100 strangers project… Doh!

  3. Yes, the 100 strangers is a very interesting project idea – I have seen one guy’s results and was both impressed and intrigued. There’s something deeply fascinating with those personal details – they add a lot of value to the pictures. However, I don’t think I would be brave enough to make contact with strangers just like that. On the other hand… trying might be good for me.

    And of course now I had to google. I found the guy! A bonus with his particular project is that at least one of his strangers isn’t a complete stranger to me – a fellow pirate. 🙂

    You know, it’s never too late to start either of those projects. And technically I think you would have been cheating to use that girl in the project – you are supposed to approach others, not wait until they approach you. 🙂 Centralen is a great place for watching and photographing people, but it’s challenging. The light is usually bad and/or impossibly mixed – and people move. The coffee is good too – I always choose Espresso House for my coffee/camera sessions.

    We decided to go for a photo walk of some kind tomorrow – if we can make it out before sunset, that is. It’ll probably be wide angle… I need the practice. And the battery grip to ease the burdon on my wrist. Though I suspect I will bring the 100mm macro lens, too. It’s so annoying to realise you should have brought a tele lens. Tomorrow may be perfect for starting some project(s)… strangers and alphabets, perhaps.

    Talking about scavenger hunt… why not join Fotosöndag (@fotosondag)?

  4. Wow, that 100-strangers-project is so very well executed, and he makes it seem so easy! I don’t think I could be that brave, but on the other hand, most of the people are smiling on the pictures 🙂 I guess one would have to dig deep within and find that I-want-to-be-a-journalist-when-I-grow-up childhood dream impulse. I agree that the story add value to the photos. What also strikes me is that this guy seemed to be out and about and very active. I wonder, is that the way he lives his life or is that a positive result of doing the project?

    Aye, the light is not the best at Centralen, but at the same time it can really be very beautiful with the light from the roof in the big waiting hall. And with the renovation they are planning on making it whiter and brighter, it’ll be nice to see it all come together next year when it’s supposed to be done. The Espresso House is the perfect spot! I love it there. I bet we almost ran into each other at least a couple of times 😉

    Well, the weather is great this weekend, hope your photo walks was lovely! I’m very curious about the wide angle…

    Thanks for the link, I joined 😀

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