Sunday, 24 June 2012

New Camera

I've been meaning to post something about some of the pictures I've been taking for a while. A couple of months ago I bought a new camera, a Nikon D3100, an SLR camera, to take decent product shots with. I've really enjoyed learning how to take photographs properly. Over the past eleven years, since I got my first digital point and shoot camera, I've been used to doing just that: pointing and shooting. I rarely took my camera out and about with me, just using it document my work and take pictures of my work to put in my Etsy shop. I've not used an SLR camera since about 1999 when I was doing my art foundation course.


My new camera has been a bit of a revelation. I've taken it almost everywhere and have started viewing the world somewhat differently. As a designer, I think always been observant and often notice details and colour, but now I've really started looking around thinking about what would make a good photo.


I've experimented with a few different subjects and took the camera out a couple of times on the hottest day of the year - to Brockwell Park in the afternoon when it was very sunny and in the evening. The photographs I'm most pleased with were taken at dusk in Herne Hill close to where I live. I don't have a tripod so I had to hold the camera very still. I like the spookiness of these uninhabited spaces, these are places I walk past almost every day and don't really take much notice of them, but at night they look different, illuminated by street lighting.


Dog in Brockwell Park

Alley way near the train station in Herne HIll

 Herne Hill Station

Tower block near Herne Hill Station

 Pedestrian tunnel at Herne Hill Station

 Leaves in Brockwell Park

Brockwell Park

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