Who has done a \’Series\’?

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  • #98172

    tom dinning
    Blocked

    Monica has jogged my curiosity.
    She spoke of a ‘series' in her post of that splendid seascape. Now I can well imagine the rest of the series to be seascapes, I was wondering what constitutes a series and who does them and why.
    I look through my millions of shots and they are a real hotch-potch. I could probably put a few together and call them a series to please the arty-farty types but I can't remember purposely considering that as a possibility.

    Are series similar in place, person, style, concept, colour, age, taste ……..? What?

    Post a series ( minimum of 2 obviously ) and tell us what your intentions are.

  • #98176

    Eeek – I suppose you could call some of my seascapes a “series” and maybe my daisies that I started obsessively shooting last year at all stages of life week after week but I am like you – I have a total smattering of pretty much everything.

    As much as I try to “specialise” new things keep taking my fancy to shoot!

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  • #98179

    Monika Bauer
    Participant

    I never really looked upon my seascapes as a ‘series' until someone mentioned it….and then I thought that it does represent one.

    To me a series is one that is unified by something….be it a colour/s, form, genre. It can be as broad (a sunset series of just sunsets!) or as narrow in the idea (my sunset series).

    On other forums, some people put up 5 or so images and many people would say “thats a nice series of images”.

    BTW, how do you put up more than one image?

  • #98191

    Mike Dean
    Participant

    @ms-monny Monica, if you want to share more than one image just paste the embedding links for each photo one after another all in the reply text box (each on a new line though). I think the forum formatting loses blank lines, so if you want to break them up just put a line with just a full stop or a dash…

  • #98216

    Mike Dean
    Participant

    @tomdinning I have been taking pictures with a particular recurring theme over the last couple of months. It's something pretty random but I see around on the street when wandering alone (no, it's not prostitutes!).
    I've not put any up yet as it's a little odd, I think I'm going to get some pretty scathing reactions to it. I'm not really bothered about that though as it's training me to always keep a look out, so when I actually think of something profound/compelling/interesting I'll be on the ball from the off!

  • #98220

    Mikell Herrick
    Participant

    I'm all for seeing some “scathing” shots Mike… bring 'em on… 🙂

    I also often think in terms of a “series” …when a subject interests me. Usually, it is by accident…like when I took a couple of pictures of bird houses and realized that there are a lot of them where I spend weekends…and some are quite interesting looking…I created a whole album of them over a few days….even had someone suggest it would make a good subject for a book of photos. I've also done a series on Mallard ducks, street architecture and people at specific events, among others. Perhaps these can just be considered collections but I think of them as a series too.

  • #98645

    Mikell Herrick
    Participant

    OK…here are a few from my “series” of birdhouses …some with birds, some without. These were taken at our summer cottage and at neihbouring cottages. We are all bird lovers and everyone seems to collect these…and the birds are grateful. We are rewarded with air full of chirping and tweeting (sometime a little too early on a Sunday morning when I'd like to sleep in.)

    From May 2013

    From May 2013

    From May 2013

    From May 2013

    From May 2013

    From May 2013

    From May 2013

  • #98649

    We've done a TON of series on our blog. We will visit a facility or special place and come away with a basket full of shots that we will roll out over the course of time, all collated together with tags and categories etc. to make for browsing easier.

    For example, here is a brief peek into a large series we ran last year from our shoots with TLC The Land Conservancy of BC.

    The entire series is cataloged in our blog under “TLC Archives“. This is just one of many that we've done, and continue to do.

  • #98654

    Mikell Herrick
    Participant

    Toad…your photos are always a delight…and I love that you are archiving so many historic and special places. You are more than just a photographer… you are historian, chronicler, preservationist …and purveyor of beauty. 🙂

  • #98690

    tom dinning
    Blocked

    Your whole life is a series, Toad. If someone on the island doesn't recognise that and make you famous I'll just have to come over there myself and sort out the place. I think you're more of an historian than just a photographer.

  • #104706

    Mike Dean
    Participant

    ‘Cone on its own'

    “The solitary cone. Banished? Forgotten? Rejected? Who knows. They always look so lonely. It started as a silly game in the car. Now I see them everywhere. These are the ones I spy on my travels.”

    Cone #001

    Cone #002

    Cone #003

    Cone #004

    Cone #005

    Cone #006

    Cone #001

    It's ongoing…

  • #104766

    Richard Wood
    Participant

    Here a series telling the story of gasoline (petrol) production. I call it…

    Step 1 is drilling the oil well:

    Step 2 is fracking and pumping up the crude oil:

    Step 3 is storing the crude oil for subsequent pickup:

    Step 4 is pickup for transport to the refinery (just like a milk run):

    Step 5 is processing at the refinery and return to the gas (petrol) station:

    Final step… sale at the gas (petrol) pump:

  • #105041

    series of a humpback calf breaching.
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  • #105453

    Yvonne
    Participant

    Last week Friday I made a trip down to the Daley Plaza in Chicago (home of the picasso sculpture) and a rather serindipidous “series” evolved as I wended my way there and then back to the parking garage.

    I only had my IR modded point & shoot as I didn't want to be lugging the 35mm around that afternoon in the heat and humidity, I could have ended up like one of these nappers….

    Not sure if he was really sleeping, or just soaking up some sun rays. Although the IR makes him look in real need of those rays…

    If you squint, you can see the picasso in the background middle left of this image

    On the way back to the garage, on the way in, he'd been munching a sandwich, apparently this was the after dinner nap.

  • #105525

    Mikell Herrick
    Participant

    Love your quirky subject matter Mike… Very imaginative. 🙂 Now I will probably be noticing them everywhere too. 😉

  • #105527

    Mikell Herrick
    Participant

    What a thrill David…nicely captured. 🙂

  • #105580

    Yvonne
    Participant

    LOL I was thinking the same thing!

  • #105581

    Yvonne
    Participant

    Very cool! You've piqued my curiosity though, how many seconds between the first and last shot? You must have a very quick trigger finger!

  • #105920

    Yvonne
    Participant

    See what you've started! I noticed my first abandoned cone on the way in to work this am.

  • #105978

    It all happens pretty quick – less than 2 seconds. I was shooting at 12 FPS.

  • #106086

    Hey, @even1ngstar – what sort of mods did you do to the camera?

  • #106098

    Karen Amendola
    Participant

    Every Summer we vacation in Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod USA. “They are the widest expanse of tidal flats in North America, rivaled in the western hemisphere only by a similar expanse in Brazil.” I got that from wikipedia, so I know it's accurate. 😉
    Because of this, beached boats are a great subject every twelve hours.
    Here are a few from this years collection…
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    Blue On Gray
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    Low Tide Rest
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    Still Blue
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    Sail Rest
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    Threat at Low Tide

  • #106118

    Mikell Herrick
    Participant

    That looks like such a great place to spend the summer Karen. Nice series of photos…I like the first one and last the best..looks like a storm moving in and that's always good for a photo op. 🙂

  • #106352

    Yvonne
    Participant

    I sent them out to have the IR blocking filter removed. There are several places that will do it for around $350 (US).

    There are also lots of youtube instructions on how do DIY, but I saw one fellow who did his own and the amount of dust he got into the camera made his photos next to useless, in my opinion.

    Lifepixel is the best known converter, but MAXMAX is another good one (where I had one of mine done). But you might want to check out what is available over on your side of the water as these are US based places and shipping will probably be prohibative.

  • #106515

    Am loving that third shot, @karamen – almost abstract!

  • #106570

    Karen Amendola
    Participant

    Thanks, @admin. I didn't do too much editing, but I am wondering if I should clone out those rocks in the front?

  • #106681

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    love the light in the last shot….

  • #106685

    Ed Aldridge
    Participant

    @thepaparazzo I really like the cone themed pictures, Cone Alone as it were. It's a quirky and fairly unique way to get some street shots.

    Not sure how many pictures you guys would class as a series but I did a 5 shot series of feet as the walked past the window of the coffee shop I was sitting in during my lunch hour. I got the idea from reading a book called Street photography now, one of the featured photographers would take pictures of people's reflections in various surfaces in order to avoid the need for a model release and the threat of being sued for invasion of privacy..

    Here a couple of them..

    Feet

    Feet

  • #106720

    I wouldn't do any cloning @karamen – I would however find an excuse to go back to that location in similar circumstances and experiment with it a lot 😉

  • #106743

    Michael Lloyd
    Participant

    Every year the Live Oak Camera Club has a portfolio review. Professional photographers, gallery owners, etc are brought in to review the portfolio. It cost us 10 bucks each for the review and that's just to give them a nice meal for donating their time. This is my second year there and I'm stuck. I'll figure something out before the deadline. I was really surprised at how hard it was to come up with 10 images, all of the same theme, and all either black and white or color (as opposed to black or white… which would've been easier). I was going to dig through 100,000+ files and see if I could find something but in the end I decided to shoot everything new. It took me almost 2 months to put a portfolio together.

    Shooting a series is a great way to tune up your skills and it's a lot harder than you think.

  • #106745

    Michael Lloyd
    Participant

    @karamen That's a great series. You should shoot more, from all kinds of angles and distance, then try to pick your ten best. Or if you have access to a gallery owner have them help you pick the ten best. I think that you'll have something pretty amazing when you are done

  • #106806

    Karen Amendola
    Participant

    Thank you for the vote of confidence, @michael-lloyd! Sadly, I won't be back at this location until next year, but I might have others in the files from years past. I wouldn't know where to start in making up a portfolio. Except for a coupIe of family pics, I have never even really printed any of my photos since going digital. Sad, I know. I guess I should get on that.

  • #106811

    Karen Amendola
    Participant

    Thanks, @mikell and @tersha! There is usually one or two good storms every vacation.

  • #118532

    caimi
    Participant

    Time: the passage of time, marking time, enduring time, doing time. Its a theme I return to again and again. Here is part of a series on time I photographed recently, it being too cold to go outside and photograph nature.

    tempo10.jpg by caimi on Light Stalking

    tempo1.jpg by caimi on Light Stalking

    tempo2.jpg by caimi on Light Stalking
    tempo8.jpg by caimi on Light Stalking

  • #118579

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    St. Vitus Prague.jpg by John Thompson on Light Stalking

    P1120078 B&W.jpg by John Thompson on Light Stalking

    P1120080 B&W.jpg by John Thompson on Light Stalking

    These are the only remaining pics of my “Prague series”. I guess it is a series. I have a “Streets” series that has many pics in it.

  • #118729

    Catherine
    Participant

    This set is exquisite!

  • #118820

    Catherine
    Participant

    Here's my contribution. Outdoor sculptures taken at Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York.

    Three Legged Buddha
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    The Winding Wall
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    All Wired Up
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    For the rest of the series, visit my Storm King Flickr Page

  • #118828

    caimi
    Participant

    Beautiful series, catz. I can tell you've spent time considering those sculptures.

  • #118851

    Lisa Hill
    Participant

    This was an impromptu series I did to relieve my insanity while sitting in the car for days over the Christmas break

    Road trip
    Road Trip2
    Road Trip3
    Road Trip4
    Road Trip5
    Road Trip6
    Road Trip7

  • #118852

    That is such a simple but epic idea, @lisahill – brilliant.

  • #118853

    Lisa Hill
    Participant

    Thanks @admin, I'm pleased you think so. My family thought I was bat shit crazy LOL

  • #118857

    Catherine
    Participant

    Thanks @caimi!

  • #118861

    caimi
    Participant

    @lisahill, I will echo admin's admiration for the simplicity and brilliance of your series. Really well thought out and presented, even in your severe case of boredom. It works so well as a series that I wonder what I might have thought of just one image. Guess I'll never know.

  • #118863

    Mike Dean
    Participant

    I'll third the praise too! Great idea. Those clouds in number 4 are incredible!

    (and @lisahill, given your family thought you were crazy I hope you took the opportunity to remind them you are all related. So you are like that thanks to them, and any kids you have may indeed be the same when they are older!)

  • #118868

    lol – never go on a photographic holiday with your family @lisahill !

  • #118871

    Beverley Aston
    Participant

    @lisahill your photo's have really made me smile and who would have thought that you'd end up with a set of such interesting (& I use that word loosely 🙂 ) photo's when driving along what appears to be a straight never ending road !! Love the clouds..

  • #118882

    Jennifer
    Participant

    I think my images are mostly done in a series, such as “About Dallas”, “About Fort Worth”, “Country Roads” etc…

  • #118969

    Lisa Hill
    Participant

    Yes I do love to remind them that they will probably end up like me one day and they too will have teenagers that will think they are off their trolley

  • #119518

    Mike Dean
    Participant

    I've upped some new ‘Cone of it's own' images… Still entirely pointless but tickles me when I get a good one!

    Cone #007

    Cone #008

    Cone #009

    Cone #010

    Cone #011

    Cone #012

  • #119589

    Ed Aldridge
    Participant

    @thepaparazzo That last one is great!

    I thought of you when I saw this on the Tottenham Court Road

    mattress-2

  • #120790

    Ehpem
    Participant

    I am in the middle of a series that started with getting a small half-frame Olympus Pen in a junk store (does anyone else around here use half frame cameras – searches turn up nothing).

    The half-frame images (two images per usual 35mm negative size) naturally suggest that combining adjacent images to make in-camera diptychs and panoramas could be interesting. So, my series is of these multiple images that are adjacent to one another on a film strip, scanned as a single image. It is fun, and shooting film again has slowed me down, made me think more carefully before I press the shutter, learn the Sunny 16 rule (no light meter in the camera) and think ahead more than one shot at a time. It is also leading me towards more abstract shots as well.

    Here are some examples, but you can find more at this link:
    http://burntembers.com/tag/multitych/

    Horizons by Ehpem on Light Stalking

    Shadow Triptych by Ehpem on Light Stalking

    Barriers by Ehpem on Light Stalking

  • #120815

    brenda di bari
    Participant

    I think all of the above that op make a series…. Here are some of a twin series I am working on

    Gemelline by brenda di bari on Light Stalking

    Gemelline al pianoforte by brenda di bari on Light Stalking

    Gemelline o mimo by brenda di bari on Light Stalking

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