Sleepless in Susanna – alt travel.

Alt Travel Photography, I’m not even sure that’s a real thing, but regardless it’s the description I’ve gone with for this particular project. Let me try and explain a little…

Every holiday (or vacation to those of you in the States) I come back with a handful of photographs. You know the kind; selfies, a few pics of the beach etc. The kind of photos I always refer to as “snapshots”. This is nice and all and upon my return I put them in a folder on my Mac, or occasionally get them printed. They’re nice memories to keep and look at a handful times over the years, but it kind of ends there. I decided this year I wanted to try something different…

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This past November my Wife and I headed on a working holiday in the beautiful coastal town of Santa Susanna – a short journey from Barcelona and very much in Catalan territory. Before we left I had already decided that I wanted to give this “alt travel photography” a shot. I wanted to create something different. Obviously whilst there I’d still take the selfies etc for personal use, but I wanted to really think and create a set of images I’d happily publish, or at the very least share on my website.
Everywhere we went, everywhere we explored, every activity it made me conscious of taking photographs. Finding a unique shot whilst still documenting our journey and our week. The day we had chosen to go into Barcelona city happened to be the day of the Catalan general strike which saw over 100,000 people take to the streets to protest against police brutality, and stand for democracy. I included only a couple of photographs from this day, partly because it’s not exactly what I wanted this project to be and partly out of respect for those protesting…
I knew from the get go I wanted to include portraits of us both but still capture the beautiful landscapes and surroundings. So that’s what this project is. ‘Alt travel photography”? I’m not sure, but it’s certainly alt for me. Something different, something that made my creative brain tick and something that led to a series work I’m proud of, all whilst experiencing a beautiful place in a sometimes drunken, but always happy state.
To view the full gallery please click on the following link: Sleepless in Susanna by Carl Beebee.

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The Beginning

For me, photography has always been about story telling – not necessarily obvious – but story telling none the less.

For some time I had wanted to create a short series of work that included a business man, and I wanted it to push the connotations of sanity, happiness and depression.

My intention for the work was, at first glimpse to look like an end, but the story is very much one of a beginning. The images depict a business man finally free from office constraints – he is happy, stress free and fulfilled – it is a story of a new beginning. The beginning of a free individual.

You can view the whole series by clicking here

Jewellery Photo Shoot & News

Sorry about the lack of posts recently – I had a new computer arrive and as always it’s taken an age to get everything sorted…

The shot above is from a shoot last week for ‘Julia Smith Jewellery’ the model is Laura Ding. I got loads of shots from the shoot with some really cool fine art concept pieces which I’ll edit and upload very soon…

Last month I officially became a ‘Snap My Life’ ambassador. Snap My Life is really cool site for anyone to upload and share their pics. You can check out my ambassadorial profile page here.

Lots of shoots coming up and I promise I’ll try and blog on here a little more often.

Thanks very much reading. x

HDR Photography

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.