Busy

So sorry everyone that I haven’t been updating this space (all 3 of you who read this blog). It’s just that I’ve been really busy lately with my thesis (it’s finally completed, just need to edit it down by about 2000 words) and job interviews.

Finally got a few rolls of film developed in February and March, and got to scanning them. Some promising shots, but nothing to be too proud of. Shall just share one of them here that I really like. What do you think? After looking at my pictures over the past year or so, I realized that I seem to like street portraiture, but sneaky ones. And that’s something which I’m looking to change. There’s nothing very visually appealing about my pictures, since they’re neither good portraits nor are they reportage nor are they what you would traditionally call “street” (if there is even such a thing).

In an attempt at doing so, I’ve started trying to spot busy scenes and taking pictures of them, trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Below are some of the shots I’ve accumulated in the rolls from February and March so far. Tell me what you think. πŸ™‚

Well that’s it from me for now. Come the 13th of April, I will finally be free of thesis and essays, which will hopefully give me time for a breather from school and go on a photographic spree. At least till my study break for exams begin. Take care everyone!

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3 thoughts on “Busy

  1. I think you’ve caught something in all three of these photos. The main weakness for me (and I’m not claiming superiority here…Just offering my humble opinion) is that there needs to be more visual impact.

    The middle one is my favourite as you’ve caught the man’s expression, which is fairly interesting. But in the others you’ve chopped people’s feet off with the bottom of the frame.

    What lens are using for these?

    πŸ™‚

    • Mike I have to really thank you for being a loyal reader of my blog and always coming in to offer your comments.

      I honestly never realized I chopped off their feets till you told me. Urgh need to be more cognizant of that.

      I think I used a 35mm f2.8 for these shots. The first one was on my Minolta. The middle and last one were on my Olympus Mju ii compact.

      Been trying to experiment with a 35mm to try and get more into a scene at my usual working distance.

      • Hey, no worries dude…Always like to see what you’ve been shooting πŸ™‚

        It’s hard when it comes to composition. My problem is I’m too fussy and always find a reason to not press the shutter. But it’s just as bad to not be selective enough and fire off too much film.

        I’d like to shoot at 35mm, as my 50mm’s often aren’t wide enough. It’s great practice for composition though πŸ˜‰

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