Thursday, November 26, 2009
Leeds On Location
We had a brief to meet in Leeds on location at the Royal Armories building at 9AM, I found the challenge of getting there for 9AM quite good as i had to travel from Barnsley to Wakfield then to Leeds, I made it on time!
When i got there i turned my camera on and it wouldn't read my SD card, The first problem of the day, I tried many different cards and still the same problem so my camera was pretty much out for the day, which means that a backup body is a must in the professional world if one goes down your left access to another camera.
I also had another camera on me but it was a Mamiya Twin Reflex, I loaded the medium format film, wound it on, tried to shoot and the shutter wouldn't release, yet another problem! So i was really in a rut now, lucky enough with us been in a large group i was borrowed a camera to nip round and get some shots, Here are the series of 4 i chose for the brief.
This shot is of the stainless steal supports on the Royal Armories front entrance, i was looking for lines and interesting angles to show how modern and stylish this building is, I tried shots from side angles and looking above and they didn't work the reflections didn't sit how I wanted them to. So i decided to stand on a bench stone and look square on and up to the metal supports, I wanted the texture of the metal to come out of the photograph, I liked how the windows were reflecting a gradient type effect on the image.
If i went back to shoot this again if the client was The Royal Armories i would have asked if they could get up and clean the windows! that is the only downfall of the image i think is the dirt marks on the window.
This is another shot i took of the metal supports i decided to shoot the joints of the metal supports i decided i wanted this one to look dark and just to pick out the detail on the stainless, really i wanted the same type of shot of the above shot. So it was shot around the same settings and the same angle, I like the way it has exaggerated the metal supports.