Photo Blog: 365: 18. Kokeshi

365: 18. Kokeshi, originally uploaded by Ohmzar.

This is a doll Annabel got given for her birthday I decided to make it the subject of todays 365. It’s a pain in the arse to phograph something so shiny… I don’t have any specialist lighting gear so the best I could do was move about the room and switch on and off the ambient lighting to try and avoid the glare.

Initially I tried to photo her/it in front of the plain red wall as recently painted in another of my 365 photos. That didn’t seem to work the photo kept one coming out too dark. Instead I moved it to the other side of the room and decided to use a fan as a backdrop.

I think I need a polarising filter to stop the glare from spoiling my photos… Other than that I really like this picture.

Photo Blog: 365: 17. Camera Toss

365: 17. Camera Toss, originally uploaded by Ohmzar.

Camera Tossing this morning and thought I’d try it myself. I wasn’t going to use my DSLR for this as Camera Tossing unsurprisingly requires you to toss your camera.

I had to mess around with the settings of my 10 year old Sony Cybershot S85 for ages to figure out how to get this to work. The damned thing won’t let you change the exposure compensation even in full manual mode.

I ended up having to put the camera in timer mode focusing with the lights on to fix the exposure compensation at +something then hitting the shutter button and switching the light off. Timing the throw so the camera is in the air for duration of the exposure took some practice too.

Photo Blog: 365: 16. Ferry

365: 16. Ferry, originally uploaded by Ohmzar.

Not really an inspired photo here. We went to Paisley and bought a sofa suite and walked back to Glasgow (it only took about an hour).

I’d taken my camera with me so ensure that I had something to post as a 365, nothing inspired me so I took a bunch of photo’s of the ferry which took us across from Renfrew to Glasgow.

This Ferry is at times a god send, it gets us to the other side of the river and lets us spend lots of money at Brae Head… No wait… Anyway it’s useful for getting there and it’s a nice if ridiculously short ride to the other side. There are swans there pretty much year round. Maybe at some point I’ll photograph the swans as part of my 365.