Some of my attempts at street photography, taken on the Boards.ie Photography Photo Walk in Dublin in December of last year.
Street photography is harder than I thought, or at least there’s a learning/confidence curve. When you look at photos of street photography one thinks it’s simple but when you’re standing a few feet away from a stranger it’s harder than you think to point your camera at them and click. Obviously, the smaller the camera you have and the more subtle you are the easier it is.
Sidewalking is a song title from a Jesus And Mary Chain song
10 Reasons To Exist is rumoured to be album title from U2′s much anticipated new album, it’s currently the ‘working title’.
This is my photography website and in this, the blog section, every blog post has a related music title. Why? Because I love photography and music and it’s a fun thing to link the two together. The title could be as simple as a band name, song or album title or maybe lyrics from a song; anything music related that the photograph makes me think of.
Below are some photographs of mine that are linked to some U2 albums titles. It’s simple to guess which photograph represents which album but it gives you a visual example of how I link photographs in blog posts to music references. When the new U2 album is released (10 reasons to exist maybe) I’m going to try to have a blog post and photo for each song title.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Post title ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ is a popular festive song by the Welsh singer-songwriter Shakin’ Stevens.
This is an old photo (2010) but it’s nice for a Christmas posting so I’m re-posting it.
It’s a very simple photo but shows how you can achieve something different by just playing around with your camera.
Oh Christmas lights
Light up the street
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights, keep shining on
Christmas lights is a song by Coldplay.
I’m getting to this a bit late as tomorrow is the last day to bid.
The BOARDS.ie 2012 Photo Book was launched on Saturday 1st December and contains the images submitted by the wonderful users of the Boards.ie Photography forum.
This PRINT AUCTION is organised to raise additional funds for the Santa Strike Force – which was helped set up by Tom Murphy (DeVore) one of the founding members of Boards.ie. The SSF are a really cool charity: in the run-up before Christmas, they start quietly collecting toys and when the big day comes, all the SSF elves help Santa to hand out presents to kids who are staying in not-so-nice places. Places likes hospitals and care-centres.
HOW TO BID
Please place your bid (minimum bid is €25 and includes postage) in the comment below each photograph (link below) or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If bidding by email, include the title and user name as it appears in both the book and the photo on pix.ie. If you would like to bid to a maximum, state what your maximum bid would be and we will then comment on your behalf on pix.ie in increments of €5 up to your maximum. E.g. If the maximum amount you want to bid is €50 and actual highest bid at auction is €30, you will get it for €35.
You will receive an email if your maximum bid is exceeded prior to the auction.
Here’s the link to the site with full details and for bidding.
Santa Claus is coming to town is a song title by J. Fred Coots, Henry Gillespie.