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Posts tagged "Photography"

Rise of the photo zombies

Following a week experimenting with Mental Photography, I’m here to deliver the inconvenient truth: we spend too much time with chunks of plastic and glass in front of our faces. Forget the imminent threats of environmental catastrophe and economic meltdown, it’s the camera we should be worried about. For while our backs have been turned,...

Weekly Challenge #23: mental photography

Mental Photography is the second of the two new challenges I’m undertaking this week. As with the brain training Memory Challenge, it has to do with improving brain function through precise, active use of the old grey cells. I’ll definitely be more brainy by the end of the week…if that’s even possible What is Mental...

Mental week: improve the mind with two brain training challenges

Following 7 days acclimatising-for-and-walking the Inca Trail in Peru last week, I collapsed in an exhausted heap and completely forgot to set a new Weekly Challenge. Come to mention it, I’ve also forgotten the last few hostels I stayed in during my recent month in Colombia…heck, I can barely remember what I had for breakfast...

Week 4 roundup

You’re getting sick of hearing this already: its been another barnstorming week of flux, taking in a 48 hour train ride, Seattle, Vancouver and possibly the best photo I’ve captured in entire life (overstatement to retain interest), as part of the latest edition of my Weekly Challenge.

Ask an expert: can I take better photos in just 1 week?

As part of my weekly challenge to take an amazing photograph, I decided to seek some professional advice! Brendan Lea is a London photographer. He mostly shoots images of people, for commercial and advertising clients. He is an associate university lecturer in photography and an occasional freelance colleague of mine. I’m trying to become a...

Weekly challenge #4: one amazing photo

This week was photography week, and I’m writing about it completely retrospectively, somehow a focus on imagery has stolen the words away from me these past seven days! I can take good, but unremarkable and usually cliched photos It makes sense to set relevant challenges – learning to be a better photographer has many benefits:...