October 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
The Regal Cinema in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire was opened in 1937 and as of now, it is one of only a handful, of truly independent cinemas left in the UK.
The Regal is undergoing a restoration project worth in the region of £680,000 and will be closed for approximately 6 months.
Tenbury Wells Council have given me exclusive access to the cinema during the restoration so I am able to provide a photographic document of the work.
The photo above was taken last week, shortly before the work is scheduled to begin. I will add photographs over the course of the next few months to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CarlBeebeePhotography – please visit that page to keep up to date with the photographs.
To see a couple of other photographs please click below.
October 12, 2011 § 2 Comments
Over the last few days I’ve been experimenting with HDR photography – I really like some of the effects which you can achieve.
For this HDR photograph I took 6 different exposures; 1/20, 1/40, 1/60, 1/10, 1/6 – the aperture was f16 and the iso was 200.
The above image is the shot taken at 1/60th – the image below is the final HDR photograph.
For those interested I found a great HDR tutorial courtesy of PhotoTuts here.
October 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
I shot this shop window on holiday using the Fuji Instax 200 I’d picked up off eBay. It’s the first Fuji Instax I’ve ever used – I really like it, I prefer the size of these photos to the new Polaroid 300.
I quite often find shop windows, photographically interesting. Full of items that would never look right anywhere else except behind a big, glass window…
October 4, 2011 § 2 Comments
I found this article recently in a book called ‘FotoLog’ – I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.
‘PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS ARE NOT BLURRY!’ the purist shouts, screwing his SLR onto a tripod as he lines the family up for a portrait. ‘Red-eye is ugly!’ he recites, swivelling the flashgun so it bounces off the ceiling. ‘Wide-angle lenses make your nose look big!’ But there a are a few gaps in the purist’s impressive photographic knowledge. He doesn’t know that Terry Richardson shoots magazine covers with a cheap compact camera, that Ryan McGinley makes red-eye sexy, or that Wolfgang Tilmans won the Turner Prize with images containing flaring, blurring and camera shake.