Location : BASIC Clicks Base, Portacabin, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
Date : 14th July 2017
Camera : Sony DSC-H300 (No Tripod Required)
Diving over a tree!
We’ve been playing with Objects and Backdrops today – and the toy cars!
Continuing on from last week we set up our shots on the stations before taking the shots with our camera
Campervan on the beach
Using the clips from old magazines and the toy cars produced some really good shots and saved us the cost of location (Hee Hee!)
Pointing out the birds!
I revisited this picture from the last session. Using the pencils as “Pointers”. I hadn’t spotted this till after taking the pic, but I created a “Sunrise” effect by marking them out.
Sat on a Polar Bear
As well as the lego men, Graham, one of the group brought in some railway model men
this allowed the group to be a bit more adventurous with our photos….
Land of the Giant Polar Bears 🙂
Off into the Wild blue Yonder
and here’s a couple when I got home 🙂 Created along the same principles – studio a bit more rustic than that of BASIC Clicks…but objects and subject matter stayed the same (Astronomy book provided a little colour!)
Heading home from the moon
Riding across Jupiter!
If you’ve got any favourites – feel free to let me know!
Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
7th July 2017
We were back in the base camp of BASIC Clicks photography group on Friday creating scenes with backgrounds, toy cars and figures
taking every day items and creating something new, from behind the camera lens.
Another show at BASICs sponsor, John Lewis will be on display soon.
Here’s some of my favourites from Fridays session. Created with the trusty Sony Bridge camera.
Wine and Roses
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford
friday 30th June 2017
Out there in outer space….
Me and my chums in the photography group at BASIC played around with some special effects today.
Using images from magazines and some toy cars and lego men, We created something rather special…courtesy of our cameras (including my trusty Sony DSC) and a Tripod.
Into the Atmosphere!
Now, creating the Images didn’t involve any space travel…just the right background and a close up zoom lens…as well as an anchor for the toy cars and figures we used in the shots.
“The Italian Job”
Looking Up (A starfish falls)
Feeding the Heffalumps
Salford, 18th may 2017
Mr Milnes tale , captured perfectly
In a moment
Notes of colour , delicately transferred onto
It’s material base
As models go, it sings the
Tale of the Hundred Acre Wood, in wonderful wonder
Uniquely created for a special store,
Reds through to Violets bring characters to life
Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford UK
16th November 2016
I’ve had fun this morning at BASIC’s photography session.
It was a still life session with a difference – using a Racing Bike and some little toy characters
Framed with a backdrop provided by our leader and tutor Maggie.
Here’s the bike we used for the shots 🙂
I came armed with my Sony DSC-300 and my Xperia Phone as backup
A Close up of the spokes on the wheel
While I was taking the shots – I heard a tiny voice in the classroom….
“HELP!!!” he yelled
A little Lego Man – dropped through the sky (ok…it was the background curtain…)
He Landed on the wheel…
Before landing on one of the Bicycle Pedals….
Upon Closer Inspection of our photography subject – we found he wasn’t alone! 🙂
Stuck by the Brake pads 🙂
inside the toy store
the five fifteen from coniston
is about to arrive
sailing through tunnels in mountains
by the big jobs
as the townsfolk stand frozen in time
anchored into a scene that will stay forever
(or until the model-maker returns)
While out on Holiday to Oledeniz in Turkey – I took along a very special guest
My little mascot – Bean Bear! He’s a winnie-the-pooh beanbag that’s been
up and down the uk and to places in Spain, Greece, and Turkey with me. For some reason,
he makes me calm when i’m on plane journeys…and that’s probably down to the fact the bigger
version of him was used to calm me down when I was in hospital facing an operation.
A different place,
a different wall.
He sits on the bed,
Where he knows he won’t fall.
He’s travelled to places,
both far and of wide,
he likes the warm sunshine,
but prefers inside.
He’s the small yellow bear,
who reminds you you’re home
whether out on the sands,
or under a dome.
And he’ll sit there on
His nice new spot.
With the cool breeze
He likes that a lot!
And he’ll stay with you there,
till you head for the beach
when he’ll stay in your pocket,
he’s not out of reach.
And he’ll stay till it’s time
to get back in your case
and it’s time to go home
or to some other place.
Radcliffes Toy shop Lark Hill Place Salford Art Gallery
As you walk into Lark Hill Place,
and head over limestone and cobbled space
at the end of the street, something catches young eyes
in Radcliffe’s toyshop there on by
Stuffed toy animals, puzzles and blocks
Snakes and Ladders, and marbles from rocks.
Noah’s ark, animals – punch and judy too
Made for the kid who’s after summat new.
Whipping tops provide a young lad with a smile,
whilst saving his pocket money for a brief while
praying that Santa will deliver of course
a brand new and wonderful bright rocking horse
But for now he’ll play marbles wi’ kids on the street
and then after chores head to shop for a treat
then he’ll play with his animals on the step or in th’park
before heading for bed – just before dark.