It’s fast approaching the 4am Project time of year! It’s all systems go behind the scenes here and I will be making an announcement very soon, so watch this space!
I was recently interviewed by Photo Professional Magazine about the 4am Project. April’s edition is in the shops now, and you can also buy it online!
I talk about how the 4am Project began, how I started in photography, what I like about taking photographs at 4am, and how running the 4am Project has changed my life!
Keep an eye on the 4am Project’s tweets and website for the latest news and announcements coming soon!
I am organising a VERY special event in my home city of Birmingham. I can say no more at the moment – I wish I could – but you won’t be disappointed with that I have lined up for this event!
You may view the large scale pdf of my interview on flickr
Todays job for the Birmingham Post and Mail took Me to The Cube. The Cube is under construction, and based next to The Mailbox, in Birmingham City Centre.
It’s says on The Cube’s website: Exceptional apartments, state of the art offices, exclusive shops, waterside café bars, boutique hotel and a panoramic rooftop restaurant, The Cube is set to become an internationally recognised building.
I was asked to take some pictures of the site, and some shots of some of the builders at work. I was lent a fish eye lens, which I was very excited about!
I took some shots from street level, but wondered if I could actually get on the building site. I found the site entrance, spoke to the site manager, and minutes later I found myself in a hard hat and work boots!
I’ve never been on a building site before, and this is a building site on such a grand scale. That’s one of the things I like about this work; I never know where I will be going, or who I will be meeting. Today, I was climbing up ladders, and scaffolding. My legs did wobble a little as I found Myself so high up, hanging onto a ladder and viewing the scene below. I felt safe though and the site manager accompanied me the whole time.
So, here are today’s pictures, including shots of the model of the finished building.
What I learnt today:
Flare from the sun can be a good thing.
Don’t over crop
Don’t crop square
People don’t have to be so posed, and nor do they always have to be looking at the camera.
I’m on a roll now!
I think I took this back in June. My instructions were to get a shot showing the movement of people going in and out of the store. I remember having to tweak the white balance in photo shop as I had forgotten to set the correct balance whilst taking the shots, and they came out quite pink. Still, I’m pleased that the Post found a picture to use. This is my second Post picture.