DAY 20: Imitation

DAY 20: Imitation

DAY 20: Imitation

Children love to imitate their parents and the wider world around them, as they learn vital lessons about the rich tapestry of life…

Whenever we are out and a fire engine races by, on it’s way to a fire or another emergency, you can guarantee that when we get home our little three and a half year old will get his own toy fire engine out from the toy box and recreate the scene he has witnessed outside.

Similarly when Mummy is hoovering or dusting around the home, our Son has to get involved with his own housework in imitation of Mummy. When Mummy is cooking he stands there right by her side insisting that he be allowed to make something for the oven too.

Today’s image demonstrates that imitation is copying or reflecting things others do and is inspired by the way our little boy likes to get out his camera whenever I’m taking photographs. He has watched me setting my camera equipment up so many times since he was born back in 2004, so now he has a toy camera out it comes and he snaps happily away when I’m taking images.

He imitates me in so many ways including always putting his wrist through the camera strap, looks through the viewfinder when getting ready to take an image, makes sure the cover is over the lens after taking images and afterwards carefully reviews the images he has taken. He has even set up a pretend computer in his bedroom to imitate manipulating the images afterwards.

We look forward to seeing his real images, when he gets a proper camera, and I have no doubt I’ll be imitating his photographic skill.

Note: image taken with a Canon 5D mounted on a Manfrotto 055CB Professional Tripod – subject located in very large light tent lit by two Canon 580EX flashes. On the surface this may look like a very simple image, but in fact it was a very complicated set-up and proved frustrating to get exactly as I wanted it. As always I aim for simplicity but achieving such simplicity is far from simple.

This image is part of the The Things Children Play With 30 day challenge gallery.

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Posted by F-2 on 2007-05-04 16:52:46

Tagged: , camera , canon , mirror , imitation , happy , fun , child , children , aspiration , play , playing , 5D , 2007 , Photoshop , light tent , light , tent , tripod , 20D , UltimateShot , APlusPhoto , DiamondClassPhotographer , On Black , 333 views , Manfrotto , 055CB , Professional Tripod , 50+faves , eliteimages

190-365 Oh how nice

190-365 Oh how nice


I finally finished editing the video. Clicky!

I shot another time lapse of some cloud rolling in, im keeping it though. I might make a little library of time lapses and stick them together some day. I did however do this as a perfect time lapse. By perfect I mean it was tethered via EOS capture and it took the pictures using it’s timer at 5sec intervals. It looks very smooth indeed and there are some random birds etc in the sky now and then which make it look like film specks/dust 🙂

It’s been overcast and raining for the past few days, set to rain for the next few for definate so thats why there arent many bright pictures.. actually Im just making excuses 😛
I’m hopefully going for a very impromptu shoot with a friend in Rostrevor tomorrow for a bit of mountainbiking photography 🙂 It was something I had always wanted to try and tomorrow’s weather is probably less than ideal but we’re going to go anyway. That is if I can get a lift in :-/

Im in a mood at the minute where everything is really crap but Im doing whatever it is anyway. I’m happy doing them too which I think is more important than taking good pictures. The weather sucks, the pictures suck and Im being way to apollogetic about my work but Im motivated to try anyway regardless of all that. Beats the life out of moping around 🙂

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Posted by jonnygraham on 2010-07-09 21:21:42

Tagged: , automate , bedroom , computer , gear , kit , lapse , laptop , time , wait , jonny , jonathan , graham , canon , 20d , 28-135mm , 365

243-365 Change something

243-365 Change something


I want to try and take the days from now until I leave to find good things to remember in pictures – if that’s OK with you, internet.

So yea this is EARLY :O
When we were driving around Belfast yesterday I explained the 365 a little more to Mum, why Im up so late and why I have to take pictures every day. Why it has become more important than any other freelance or personal project I am or have been doing. I think she understands a little better now. She doesn’t really follow it as she isnt on the computer a lot and I’m kinda glad for that detattchment, I would second guess my writing a lot more if they were actively reading every single post. Not that it would change what I write but it might kick up more dust than I would like.
Speaking of dust..

But anyway, Mum told me she would make me get out of bed so I could get stuff done. I didnt like that idea as I was back late last night and once again ended up sleeping at 2am :/ But I did get up and out straight after breakfast. I can’t go on like this with these late nights, dreading the pressure of having to come up with obscure ideas, avoiding producing said pictures until the last waking hour of that day and then fumbling through my post work and writing just to get it done, wishing I had more time when really I have 24 hours (thats over 86,000 seconds) to find 1/1250th of a second inside.

"There’s a lot of ground to cover between zero and one. More ground than exists between one thousand ones and one thousands"this guy, he’s mad but flip me he’s wise.

After Mum had lifted the eggs we played about in the pen trying to get a nice picture, I then showed him around bobby’s house.

BIG change
Ask, stalk and follow!

Posted by jonnygraham on 2010-08-31 13:14:48

Tagged: , backlighting , bright , light , morning , sunrise , jonny , jonathan , graham , canon , eos , 20d , 28-135mm , 365

think different

think different

see this one on black

Posted by seanhoyer on 2006-08-27 09:24:20

Tagged: , canon , 20d , night , long exposure , home , apple , macintosh , canon 18-55mm , 18-55mm , study , desk , Mac , G4 , monitor , computer , keyboard , painting with light , machine

Tribute to Flickrites

Tribute to Flickrites

So i decided to tag alot on this to make up for all the tagging i don’t do. (i hate it) i wish i could post this into like 20 groups like some poeple do on flickr. this is a tribute to all of them out there. post your pictures put some tags (3 to 6 at most) add it to about 2 to 3 groups and then shoot some more than waste you time on here…. off the soap box now….

Posted by rych on 2006-07-08 01:00:49

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