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Getting your work seen.....

Posted by johnmccarney on June 26, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been taking photography seriously for the past year and half, to the extent that away from my  day job this is what I do, if i'm not taking photographs i'm editing which luckily enough I love too.

I also try to get my work seen by as many as possible so I post on Twitter, Flickr,Google+, Instagram and have set this website up to do this.

What I get from this is a sense of achievement when people 'like' my work, I I would like more feedback as I feel this will help me improve my photography.

I've read books , magazines and watched videos on how to photograph these are all good and give you the perfect grounding for your photography, best of all is practise you can't beat taking photographs, trying new settings different types of shot, BREAKING THE RULES, they say there are rules and there are but if you fee some are not for you and you find some settings and style that suts you go for it ...it's the end result that counts .....

I've had work shown and used in magazines (online) and on STV Glasgow website and a feature on their TV channel which for me is fantastic ..

here's a couple if you haven't seen them.....

 

MHFS 10k Glasgow

Posted by johnmccarney on June 15, 2014 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Attended the 10k this morning in Glasgow, great turn out from supporters encouraging everyone and runners of all shapes,sizes and ages ...an inpiration to us all 

keep up the good work !!! 

see more photo's of some of the colourfull charecters running this morning ...with photo's of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd      


https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157645172225841/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157645172225841/


Street Photography

Posted by johnmccarney on June 5, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Thought i'd write about if i can that is, it might just be a ramble but bear with me ....when I started taking photography a wee bit more seriously as a hobby I tried different types, landscape, pets, items around the home and others, but I found wandering around the streets snapping away with my headphones on listening to my favourite music (at the moment it's Midge Ure & Paolo Nutini with some 80's favs thrown in) lost in time, content taking in my surroundings .....Glasgow, Glasgow's where I do most of this after work, at the weekends....park the car at the Quay and walk into town via the Clydeside, this photo was taken on my way back after a photo session in town ...stunning view 10 minutes from home ...I'm lucky to have such stunning views near me 

I normally follow the same route into and around town ...along the clydeside under the bridges along the water photographing as I go people mainly or whatever takes my fancy ...you see joggers, people coming to and fro work, people going out for the night or just for a walk, you also get the likes of me out n about with a camera, usually tourists and me a local with a camera... i've also seen a bit more often now in line skaters ...must be in fashion again ....

I head off the Clydeside near St Enoch's and cross into town ....where you see street entertainers and as I said earlier people of all nationalities, religeon's going about their business in this cosmopolitan city .......You might think ...same route all the time boring ...well the scenery and architecture might be the same but the people are different everytime....and thats what makes street photography great .....always something different to photograph ...you see many things through a lens, but also through a telephone box lol ....

before I sign off....once I get home it's time to go through what i've shot , I like this part as well as taking the photograph..... and then comes the editing ....  example here is a shot of the squinty bridge over the clyde merged with a photo of a couple I saw and snapped in silhouette ...







Big 'G' arrives in Glasgow

Posted by johnmccarney on May 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

With less than two months until the Games’ Opening Ceremony, The Big G is the centrepiece in a programme of city-wide preparations as Glasgow gets ready to welcome thousands of visitors from across the UK and overseas to Scotland’s largest ever sporting and cultural event. 


 

The gigantic, three-dimensional structure, which has been designed to reflect the Games logo and is taller than a double decker bus, measures a whopping 5.5m (18-feet) in height by 10.2m (33.5-feet) in circumference. At four tonnes, it also weighs the equivalent of an African elephant. 


 

The mild steel and aluminium frame has been painted in the Games colours of red, green, yellow and blue. It is surrounded by four lanes of similarly-coloured floral landscaping, made up of more than 2,000 plants, and features the city’s award-winning PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW brand alongside 36 coloured sensory spotlights, which will bring the structure to life as visitors interact with it. 

words direct from www.Glasgow2014.com   visit for more information on the Commonwealth games in Glasgow 2014 


An observation

Posted by johnmccarney on May 28, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I spend a lot of time walking along the Clydeside into and from Glasgow, you see alot of things it's a hive of activity from joggers, keep fit, people going to and from work and .............couples, lots walking along the riverside maybe going nowhere or on their way to a night out........this picture I feel compliments these couples, it's two photo's edited to become one the background photo is of the sun setting over the Squinty bridge the second is of a couple I capptured in another photograph in sillouette holding hands as the walked under a bridge ...........

feel free to comment and share ........


Urban ..........my beginnings

Posted by johnmccarney on May 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Urban photography or streetphotography as its better know, either or name is acceptable ...though Urban sounds punchier and raw...

I first started trying my photography hand at Street photography on the 7th February 2014 .......the first photoset i created was entitled Urban

This photograph says urban to me ...it's what gave me the bug.... to me its edgy, it's raw, it has a guy there a hoodie what's in the bags ...is he homeless, what's he thinking about, what's going through this guys mind? .........then there's a woman who's heading into town about her business,shopping for her family, lunch with a friend ...who know's two extremes come together in the one photograph .......

A photograph can say more than words, sometimes a photograph can tell many stories


Urban/Street whatever you want to call it doesn't have to be edgy or raw .....the photo is what it is to the person looking at it ...........this next photograph is in contrast to the last ...it's from the same photoset.......I call this one 'Social Media' ...........both these guys could be doing the same thing reading the news one through what can now be deemed old fashioned ..the newspaper............the other through the medium of the internet ...........both doing the same thing in their own way, again both in the same photograph ....oblivious to all going on around them, caught in their own world for the time it takes them to read what their reading............. 


1st Blog................

Posted by johnmccarney on May 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Quality manager by day..........

Photographer by love...........

My passion for photography started a few years ago always liked taking photographs, the usual holiday snapper, kids grew up and i then needed a hobby, didn't have to think too much about which hobby to start .............photography it was.

Started with a Fujifilm bridge camera, got to grips with the settings with this, great camera.

Started watching photography videos on You Tube and reading books and mafgazines and the best learning curve practise, more practise and still practising.......moved onto a Canon 600D which i'm still using now .......

Photography is a never ending apprenticeship ...................always the apprentice.

What do I like to photograph.............people........... have a love for streetphotography in black and white and love photographing my football team, i'm lucky that i'm allowed my camera in the ground and i take and capture photographs the pro's can't............


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