Final 2 weeks of the @iamashley get your camera out creative kick up the butt

The usual walks with Elliott over the festive break threw up some foggy treats, fingers were well and truly frozen. Saw some amazing examples of nighttime Glasgow but I couldn’t get my ass out at night to replicate so here are Razor Ramon’s photos.

I also took part in the posterproject. Every few weeks they pick a word at random from the dictionary and the aim is to design a posted based off this word. This time it was “Rise”. After some long exposure experiments as shown below I decided upon the rise of a camera. As seen in the poster below.

Week 2 of the @iamashley get your camera out creative kick up the butt

Another week down of dragging my old Canon 550d and it’s nifty 50 about. This time down to Manchester for a bit and then out with Elliott and some lens whacking. There is something really analog about lens whacking that I love. I often use old Yashica glass for doing this and the manual aperture rings are a clunky joy. I guess it takes a while to get the art form down and the bokeh and crap focus is pretty much cliched indie film to the max. Still, I think it has a place in photography, much like editing of photos. Maybe next year I will get round to that part.

Lens whacking

Week 1 of the @iamashley get your camera out creative kick up the butt

December is always a rather grim personal creative time, I look back on a year of very little creativity or projects and realise that when I don’t set myself forced deadlines I really do nothing. While wallowing in this I came across the below tweet from @iamashley

So with a suitable kick up the butt I started to bring my camera with me on walks and work. Below are some of the lunch time adventures and late night dog walks that I documented. I am hoping this creative kick will finish my year as I plan 2019 to begin, full of projects, creating great personal content and not wallowing in December 2019 about what I could have done. It’s not much but at least it’s something, one day I may even actually edit my photos…

 

A wet Saturday in Glasgow with my boy

Winter has well and truly arrived in Glasgow. Not the frosty mornings and sight of breath you’d expect, but so much rain and a natures carpet of leaves everywhere.

Elliott and I decided to head on out for a grand day in the rain, adventures through Kelvingrove, pictures in Glasgow University gardens and then a cheeky pint in Bag of Nails ( formally known as The Partick Tavern). The Bournemouth Vs Man Utd game with the commentary of the Rangers game, oh Glasgow.

We enjoyed ourselves and this is always the best view of Kelvingrove 👌🏼😛