Ramping Up And Slowing Down / by craig levers

Don't panic, it's s'posed to look like that

Don't panic, it's s'posed to look like that

The waves have continued to pump out West this last week. It's not only seasonably unusual it's now verging on plain ridiculous to get a run of clean waves like this anytime of the year. In between the rain showers there have been moments of camera time. 

And time slowed down. There's something satisfying in doing the opposite of what you're meant to do. Instead of freezing every droplet of water at 1/1000th of a second, this was about opening the shutter and letting the motion blur at half a second. Finding that line between not blurry enough that it does look like an accidental out of focus image and too blurry there's no detail at all. 

It's arty mate...aaaaarty

It's arty mate...aaaaarty

Here's a canvas commission from last week using the same approach. I'd spent the whole day shooting at 1/1000th so, in a way, this was like rounding the day out. Mix it up, have some fun. 

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.... and This here above is a commission that's been a few months in the planning. It's part on a new ongoing relationship with Fuji-Xerox New Zealand. Their brief was to start using local imagery on their swatchbooks and sampling. This is the start of that, so far they have chosen 10 PhotoCPL images- STOKED!

Today is the calm before the storm. Thousands of The Big Little Beach Book  have arrived and get delivered to warehousing. Life is about to get ramped up and become all about the tape gun, bubble wrap and courier tickets. See ya on the other side of Christmas! 

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT PHOTOCPL Next week is a good week too! Top bloke and fellow photog Richard Hodder aka In The Drink has his second solo show at the Allpress Gallery in central Auckland. I could bang on about how awesome his first show was and how sick the new Mexican images are... but...just get in a see for yourself... here's the invitation- see ya there! 

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT PHOTOCPL

Next week is a good week too! Top bloke and fellow photog Richard Hodder aka In The Drink has his second solo show at the Allpress Gallery in central Auckland. I could bang on about how awesome his first show was and how sick the new Mexican images are... but...just get in a see for yourself... here's the invitation- see ya there!