Showzam presented a fabulous show this February in Blackpool and I was there to try to capture the excitement and magic of it all…of course the circus was excellent and as always made me want to run away and join them but had to be content capturing the thrills & spills of these acrobats.
Less is more…or so the saying goes, but must admit lately have gotten tired of the chaos of street photography and have been searching for something else or somewhere else to shoot. Maybe it’s the end of the dark winter months and the feeling of newness in the air but I have a need to find something completely different…which brings me to minimalist photography. Have found that I love the simplicity and sparseness of minimalism and the beach is a perfect place…
another perfect opportunity for me to hunker down in the sand and try to capture the beauty of all this negative space. Afraid of getting sand in my camera and damaging the lens is always a problem so I carry an endless supply of small plastic bags and elastic bands…now I know a protective cover would serve better but seem to be coping very well with the sandwich bags and the camera is still working ok!
Now the summer months are coming there will no doubt be endless opportunities to practice my minimalistic approach to street photography hopefully with less sand storms…though must admit I like the raising sand.
beautiful photo from my friend Jo, she always seems to capture the moment and makes such a good job of it
They’re everywhere. In your phone, on your tablet, you have your point-n-shoot, and maybe even a DSLR. A few might even own a film camera. You can’t escape the selfies, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. People are deluged with photographs. And today, people are taking more pictures than ever before. It’s been estimated that in the past 5 years, more photos have been taken than all the prior years combined.
The sad part is that few of these photographs will survive beyond a year. To many people, a “picture” is only good for the moment. Moms and Dads want to snap every little movement of that new baby. Grandma wants to see everyone one of those too. When you want to show off the new puppy, you pull out the phone. And in a week, none of them have any real meaning and might even get “deleted” just to make…
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