Well, that's it. I think, barring any mental hiccups, that this is the lot. I've finally wrung the last bit of blood from the stone, and these shots are the last new ones that should be coming out of the South America trip. I mean, it's only 3 months since I got back. Ahead of schedule, really. Ahem. Next steps are to do a "Top 20 fave shots" post and then, if I am feeling energetic, the 10 minute video-to-end-all-videos.
To my deep shame, it’s been a month since my last South America photo post. Workload, and a number of current photo sessions got in the way. I am in danger, nearly 3 months on from getting home, of having forgotten what these pictures are actually of! My work load has slacked off a bit, now, and I have a strong desire to get the last of the South American photos up and blogged before a trip to Istanbul in mid-May, when I know I’ll have a whole new round of photo madness.
This is very good advice for any current or aspiring photographers, on how to adopt general attitude of trying to separate yourself from the herd when photographing events. I’ve been confronted with the very same issues before and have had to go out on a limb to get different shots from the pack…
At most of the events I cover, there are a lot of other photographers. The wire services and local newspaper shooters always do a great job covering the event. So what can I bring to the table? If I just shoot the same images as everyone else, there’s no reason for me to be there.
The easiest way to separate myself is to literally move away from the other photographers. I try to take chances and go for the high risk shot. It doesn’t always pay off, but when it does, it’s worth it.
I was happy to see that I've gotten another Photo of the Day, this time from Londonist.com, and it's one from my spring photowalk series from last Saturday. As is always the way, it's not actually my favourite one, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
A few shots from Saturday’s stroll along the Thames and up into the grand parks of London on a glorious, hot, sunny day. One of the first of 2010. Pray there will be many more and that we don’t suffer another rubbish summer.
I recently had the good fortune to attend the wedding of some good friends at the stately home of Syon Park, near Richmond. This is the family seat of the Duke of Northumberland, and was very posh. A great wedding venue, as you'll see.