I love the peaceful feeling captured here, everybody concentrated and working together, along with the warm colours and the flames that bring light and flight.
This was photography just for fun, a spontaneous moment and they were in the mood for jumping and wanted me to get some shots. So I had them jumping off a chair outside in the pitch black. Flash was on camera, I wasn’t in the mood to do a lighting set up, it would have lost the moment, very basic stuff, but it was fun to see the results.
Had to post this purely because of the surprise at finding a picture taken at the same spot I was in when in Syria last year. The only difference is, you can see how heavily modified the Emmy picture is in comparison to mine. Also I left the same picture out of my book because I felt it was too weak, even if I played with it in software. Have a look at the two pictures and compare for yourselves.
The International Emmy Award Winner 2014
I decided to make a modified version of my picture to make it easier to compare with the Emmy version, the POV is slightly different. The point I am trying to make is that for me, there is nothing special about either my image or the Emmy version, it was the reason I didn’t put it in my book. This is why I was so surprised Emmy gave an award to such a similar image. Have a look at my modified version and make up your own mind.
What do you think?
Ran a photography workshop today for a group of students from Franklin University in Switzerland. They had fun experimenting and learning. I was more concentrated on helping them but managed to create a couple of images I’m happy with.
Read and understand, it is such a simple truth. I saw this on a wall in Beirut, Lebanon. Many things will happen in the near future to challenge our thinking, do you know Why you believe what you do?
Saw him sitting on a bench and asked if I could take his photo and then spoke a little about the situation with Coptics in Egypt. He said things are better for them now.