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365 Day 298 - God only knows

AnneB50

Hello, I'm Anne, I joined a little while back but have only just got round to adding some photos to my portfolio. Hopefully this is just the start! I'm really looking forward to hearing folks' comments on my images, anything that you think will improe them will be welcome.
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365 Day 298 - God only knows

19 Oct 2014 3:25PM   Views : 606 Unique : 428

Yesterday I attended a workshop organised by the DVJ group of the RPS. The tutor was Alison Baskerville, a really inspiring photojournalist who has spent time photographing war zones in Bosnia and Afghanistan amongst other things and the theme of the day was to create a 'photo essay'. After an hour or so of the theory, we were sent out into the streets of Gloucester to find and shoot a story, or at least part of it. I found that really tough and came to the conclusion that I needed to have done some research first and gone out with the story already in my head before I could think about the pictures I needed.

Having settled on 'Saturday afternoon in Gloucester' as my theme, I set about taking pictures and I stopped this chap who regularly sells the Big Issue in the city centre. I was using a slow shutter speed to try and show the movement of people walking past him and as I clicked the shutter he looked up, I assume wondering if it was going to rain. It wasn't until later that I realised that the headline on the magazine was 'God only knows', so maybe it wasn't rain he was looking for!

One question I asked in the feedback session was whether or not I should crop or clone out the hand coming into the left of the shot. I was told not, cloning is taboo in photojournalism and if I cropped it out I would have to lose most of the woman's right leg. The more I think I know, the more I realise there is to learn!

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