- July 23, 2013 at 2:15 am #98172
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.
- July 23, 2013 at 2:28 am #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!
- July 23, 2013 at 2:44 am #98179
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?
- July 23, 2013 at 4:30 am #98191
@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…
- July 23, 2013 at 7:49 am #98216
@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!
- July 23, 2013 at 8:09 am #98220
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.
- July 25, 2013 at 9:21 am #98645
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
- July 25, 2013 at 10:50 am #98649
Toad Hollow PhotographyParticipant
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.
- July 25, 2013 at 11:06 am #98654
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. 🙂
- July 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm #98690
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.
- September 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm #104706
- September 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm #104766
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:
- September 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm #105041
- September 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm #105453
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….
On the way back to the garage, on the way in, he'd been munching a sandwich, apparently this was the after dinner nap.
- September 6, 2013 at 2:52 am #105525
Love your quirky subject matter Mike… Very imaginative. 🙂 Now I will probably be noticing them everywhere too. 😉
- September 6, 2013 at 2:53 am #105527
What a thrill David…nicely captured. 🙂
- September 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm #105580
LOL I was thinking the same thing!
- September 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm #105581
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!
- September 9, 2013 at 6:59 am #105920
See what you've started! I noticed my first abandoned cone on the way in to work this am.
- September 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm #105978
It all happens pretty quick – less than 2 seconds. I was shooting at 12 FPS.
- September 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm #106086
Hey, @even1ngstar – what sort of mods did you do to the camera?
- September 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm #106098
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…
- September 11, 2013 at 2:21 am #106118
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. 🙂
- September 13, 2013 at 7:33 am #106352
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.
- September 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm #106515
- September 16, 2013 at 6:23 am #106570
- September 16, 2013 at 11:58 am #106681
love the light in the last shot….
- September 16, 2013 at 12:07 pm #106685
@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..
- September 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm #106720
- September 16, 2013 at 6:39 pm #106743
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.
- September 16, 2013 at 6:42 pm #106745
- September 17, 2013 at 5:02 am #106806
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.
- September 17, 2013 at 6:00 am #106811
- January 16, 2014 at 3:56 am #118532
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.
- January 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm #118579
- January 17, 2014 at 6:39 pm #118729
This set is exquisite!
- January 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm #118820
- January 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm #118828
Beautiful series, catz. I can tell you've spent time considering those sculptures.
- January 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm #118851
- January 18, 2014 at 10:45 pm #118852
- January 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm #118853
- January 19, 2014 at 2:25 am #118857
- January 19, 2014 at 4:01 am #118861
- January 19, 2014 at 4:38 am #118863
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!)
- January 19, 2014 at 5:06 am #118868
- January 19, 2014 at 6:29 am #118871
- January 19, 2014 at 8:33 am #118882
I think my images are mostly done in a series, such as “About Dallas”, “About Fort Worth”, “Country Roads” etc…
- January 19, 2014 at 11:58 pm #118969
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
- January 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm #119518
- January 24, 2014 at 1:45 am #119589
- January 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm #120790
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:
- January 30, 2014 at 11:48 pm #120815
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