Monday, 21 April 2008


It has to said that 'Panning' hasn't been one of our most popular themes so far.....

However, the turnout was high and there were some very interesting discussions regarding ideal shutter speeds, frequency of electric lights and their effects etc...

Bjoern, who presented images for the first time wooed the crowd with his impressive carrot tossing skills coupled with the ability to then pan with the thrown vegetable..!

Forms of transport were favorite subjects, which you can see from Nico's and José Manuel's images above.

But there were also images of kids, horses, fish and supersonic swallows...

As always, please do take the time to visit the gallery page to see all the images presented and leave comments and 'thumbs-up' where ever you deem appropriate.

Our random theme selection technique continues to choose potentially tricky assignments, the next one being 'Triptych',

errrrrrr whats that !!!!!

well for a full definition checkout wikipedia and for some inspiration try this Flickr group.

This theme should be a good one because you get to show off 9 images and your going to have to use some sort of image processing software to create each individual triptych.

So, leaving this one to the last minute is definitely a no no.... ;-)

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Underwater in Black and White...

The underwater world is normally presented as a blaze of colours, so its curious to see a body of work which is predominately black and white.

Wayne Levin, a Hawaiian photographer has an impressive range of images on his website that amongst other things, shows not only the normal inhabitants (resident spirits) of the kingdom beneath the waves, but also the underwater people.

I find these images having been stripped of their colour and reduced only to tones to be extremely powerful.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Pulitzer awards

Dear all

The Pulitzer awards were announced yesterday. If you are interested in photojournalism, go to and browse along the past years. I personally found extremely impressive last year winner (there is already a post here about it, or was it World Press Photo... I can't remember).
This year the prize is for Adrees Latif, who shot a photo of a fatally wounded japanese photographer, Kenji Nagai, during the protest at Myanmar in 2007. Google him and you'll find plenty or breathtaking suff, though I cound not find a specific site with his work. I include here the awarded picture and another one that impressed me even more, taken in West Timor in 2006.