Saturday, September 11, 2010

Photography and street art

1 por el ego

Hi. Please excuse this self publicity post. Other than that, I thought it would be interesting to bring this subject to debate: Do you think street art is connected with photography? Personally I'd say the answer is yes, as I can think of at least 6 street artist whose work influence my photography.
This was one of the questions I answered in this little interview by a local street artist. It's only in spanish, but you can check good venezuelan proposals in what comes to art visiting this blog:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Do you get inspiration when you use Flickr?

Well, I certainly do. One of the things I love about Flickr is the Explore button; you can press it whenever you want and you can click on every picture you want.
Love it!
How do you get your inspiration, I get it while using Flickr, listening to music and when I walk down the street.

I've started a project called "The Origin of Movement" The title is based on my favourite Muse album, which is called Origin of Symmetry made by the British Rockgroup Muse.
The project is my view on everything that moves. From lightatoms to people at the busstation; it's all moving.

What projects do you have?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Starting Equipment

Hey guys, I just thought it would be nice to make a post discussing the type of equipment we all used when we got into photography. Just comment below and we'll see how many people will post! For me, I started with a Sony Cybershot and then moved my way up to a Sony DSC-H20. It's still in the Cybershot line, but has more of the DSLR features, such as a manual mode and conversion lenses. Do some film as well with a Minolta Maxxum 5000.

Thanks, Parker C.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

camera search

floating ladybird, originally uploaded by darbians.

You dont need the newest fastest lens to get great shots. This was shot with an old olympus lens on my nikon DSLR. Try the charity shops your loft or your family. I got this lens OM 65-200 f4 from family its not cheap 2nd hand but its free for me to use for a while. I shall miss it when I have to return it but it has given me some great shots. I also found a zenith at a car boot sale for £15 with 4 lenses and accessories. start the search!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

From Hobby to Career

I'm curious, are any of you hoping to one day turn photography into a career rather than just a hobby?

Monday, July 5, 2010


Eye to eye, originally uploaded by darbians.

I couldnt sleep so I wentout at 05.30 with my camera. I found this fly hovering along the track and took about 150 shots, with various lenses and extension tubes and having to move the flash as its placement on the bracket wasnt working with the extension tubes. It was quite an effort as it was hovering but kept moving up and down the track. It was quite hard choosing which one to use as there were so many. It was all worth the effort as I finally made explore!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

peek a boo

peek a boo, originally uploaded by darbians.

Finally used my lesbaby for macro again.Some of my best macro shots are done with my lensbaby.This time it was shot with the macro filter kit, but I do sometimes use extension tubes or a combination on a very rare occasion.