Shot of the Week January 2020 - Iggy Tavares

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Shot of the Week January 2020 - Iggy Tavares

Postby Iggy » Sun 05 Jan 2020, 10:29

S1. Welcoming in the New Year

I am kicking off my SOTW 2020 with a self-portrait.
This was done using my mobile phone to control my Lumix FZ1000 from where I was seated.
A YouTube video helped me set all this up.
I could see the framed image on my phone and was able to zoom in or out as necessary.
Apparently, it is possible to control all the camera functions from the phone!
Here I have kept it simple, setting up most functions on the camera manually rather than remotely.

Looking forward to other CCC members taking part in this year’s SOTW 2020.

Happy New Year to All.
Iggy Tavares

All comments welcome.
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Re: Shot of the Week January 2020 - Iggy Tavares

Postby Iggy » Mon 06 Jan 2020, 23:42

I much prefer my self portrait shot in 2006 at work.
This was taken with a Fuji S7000 balanced on a pile of books using the camera's timer function!
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Re: Shot of the Week January 2020 - Iggy Tavares

Postby Iggy » Sun 12 Jan 2020, 23:56

S2. Leading Lines

Sticking with the SET challenge mode, on Saturday, went to Borough, thinking that I might be able to find some leading lines to work with.
It didn't pan out. I was cutting it fine for procuring image for this photo challenge.

Came back to Norbury Park that looked empty and foreboding on a rather dull afternoon. At least it wasn't raining.
Not much happening with two couples walking along the path.
Things did look up though when a cyclist came along and stopped just off the path giving me time to make him my focal point.
Why had the cyclist stopped? What was he up to? Was he just making a phone call? I could see a story developing.
I kept shooting over the next couple of minutes as the scene opened up and all three subjects could be part of the image.
Lots of "Leading lines" in this one!

Just a lucky break?
Iggy
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Re: Shot of the Week January 2020 - Iggy Tavares

Postby Mike Farley » Mon 13 Jan 2020, 08:35

Hi Iggy

It seems to me that you are having fun with the challenges and they are taking you into new aspects photography which you might not otherwise experience. You might not be finding them easy, but that is why they are challenges. It can only help improve your photography. And whatever our standard, who does not want to get better?
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Mike Farley
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Re: Shot of the Week January 2020 - Iggy Tavares

Postby Iggy » Mon 13 Jan 2020, 17:11

Hi Mike,
Thanks for your comments.
I am certainly enjoying having the set challenge as it makes the photography that much more exciting & interesting.
I try to think of various options that might fit the bill for each challenge and then see what turns up.
I would hope to keep with the challenges for the duration as long as I know what they are.
Perhaps you should give Set Challenges a go.
Regards,
Iggy
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Re: Shot of the Week January 2020 - Iggy Tavares

Postby Mike Farley » Mon 13 Jan 2020, 19:15

Iggy wrote:Perhaps you should give Set Challenges a go.

That is not how my photography generally works as very few of my shots are planned. I work better wandering around finding images, which has stood me in good stead so far.
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