The Adventures of Michael Vincent

Posts tagged with seeing

  1. Visual Growth

    24 Nov 2021

    It was very complex once I started. The 18-105mm was my Lens - I used it on my D90 in 2013. The X-Pro 1 was released the year before. I had no idea what I was doing. When I look at my images today, I am astonished and greatfull. I’m…


  2. The Light At Night | Colour Magic

    04 Nov 2021

    Shooting at night before I lose the glorious Blue Light from Sunset is important to me abs my visual expression. I need that mixture of ambient light and light from buildings. It’s no different using my strobes. I strive to get the different light sources playing together. Once the ambient…


  3. On Going Development

    13 Oct 2021

    I create images every minute of the day. I wear my camera everywhere. The reason is simple. I need to internalise my eye and brain into becoming a human camera. What this means is very simple and logical. I figured I must be able to know the correct, creative exposure…


  4. The Joy of Seeing

    23 Sep 2021

    I never leave home without my Camera and Deck of Cards. The Camera has joined the team in my day bag. I never know what I am going to see or who I will meet. Wearing my Camera has now become an important part of my fashion statement. My Camera…


  5. XF14mm: Spectacular Vision

    21 Sep 2021

    I don’t consider myself a WIDE ANGLE Shooter. Even though I have the XF16mm, the XF18mm and the classic frame 23mm, I don’t normally go wider the 16mm. The XF16mm equals the perfect 24mm field of view and is my sweet spot for storytelling compositions. Today, I felt like seeing…


  6. Five Paces & Create

    12 Sep 2021

    I walk five paces Stop. I start scanning my surroundings looking for where the light is falling. Repeat. This is an interesting visual training process, because I normally just walk until something catches my attention. Here, no. I am actively seeking, something. Light first. Colour. Texture . One exercise my…


  7. My Life

    11 Sep 2021

    I am greatfull to my father for planting the seed of photography within me. When I look at my old photographs, this was the moment when painting with light became a possibility. Over the last year, all of my images have come from me documenting my neighbourhood. This is fine…


  8. XPro-1 | 52 Assignments -1

    19 Aug 2021

    Continuing on from last post entry, I thought I would practice this Assignment a bit more. I knew what I was looking for. A pocket of light. My cards was the subject caught in the beam of light. This meant paying attention to where the light was coming from and…


  9. My Favourite

    31 May 2021

    Unlike most Photographers, it took me a long while before I gelled with my 50mm 1.8. This Lens I got for my Nikon D90. It felt long and at that time I didn’t know about the 1.5 Crop Factor. It turned this Lens into a 75mm Lens. I was confused…


  10. The Joy of Seeing | Visual Maturity

    27 Apr 2021

    Visual Maturity is a phrase I heard my coach Bryan Petersen say on one of his workshops. It stuck in my mind. I gave this a lot of thought - VISUAL MATURITY. I understood the syntax but not entirely as applied to creating images initially. Slowly but surely it began…


  11. The Joy of Seeing | Identity

    12 Apr 2021

    All of my images during this Lockdown have been created close to home. I walk the same route most days, I see the same buildings, people, community and create the same images. Or are they? I have been speculating on this; yes, I see the same subjects and yet, I…


  12. The Joy of Seeing | My World

    31 Mar 2021

    Sight. Vision. Seeing. They sound the same, don’t they? Eyes - the tool. Sight - the ability to look and stare at things. Vision - the gift to see further with our minds into an unknown future. Seeing - a beautiful experience; the gift to interpret life right in front…


  13. 30 Day Challenege Day 16: Observing

    27 Feb 2021

    The ability to see is a wondrous gift. Vision is a spiritual gift. To observe is an intellectual decision. Observing requires looking and thinking about what I am seeing. This is where my stories come alive. The expression of life is always ready to deliver a narrative. Armed with my…


  14. 30 Day Challenge Day 7: Seeing Deeper

    10 Feb 2021

    Every morning when I wake up, I give thanks for the rich blessing of another day. Even more so with Mum. While being a Carer is full of unexpected challenges, I am greatful I can see her, hold her hand, look into her eyes and see the women who was…


  15. 2020 Vision | Light Show

    08 Dec 2020

    This year has been all about Light. Mr Kodak said, “Know Light for all you are worth”. I paraphrase, words to that effect. I took this seriously. Studying how my Flash works and how to use it On and Off Camera has been a beautiful study. This study has helped…


  16. 2020 Vision | Seeing Deeply

    07 Nov 2020

    I am blessed to live in a lovely part of West London, Maida Vale. Warwick Avenue is the next stop from my Station. The opening image of the young man stopped me in my tracks. I felt his situation. Surrounded by the beauty of Little Venice, I feel the sad…


  17. 2020 Vision | Intersection

    11 Oct 2020

    I saw these sequence of images in my mind. Four Shots. Each image on a Street Corner. Each corner reveals a facet of this traffic intersection in my neighbourhood. I see this everyday; today the idea to create these images was a visual exercise in seeing. My choice of Lens…


  18. 2020 Vision | Following The Light

    06 Oct 2020

    The quality and direction of the light recently has caught my attention. The light has been my subject. Anything caught in her path has been rendered magical. Chasing Light, that’s all I am doing. Thanks for reading x #followthelight #xpro2 #artisan35mm12


  19. 2020 Vision | No Room For Boredom

    06 Oct 2020

    This Pandemic may be a cause for concern, however, it shouldn’t stop us from engaging with life. I for one constantly seek out new avenues for my self expression. My online course with Joel Meyerowitz has me thinking and seeing differently. The Classic Frame of 35mm has me spending time…


  20. 2020 Vision | Looking, Seeing & Vision

    22 Sep 2020

    They sound the same don’t they? Looking. Seeing. Vision. Just because you are looking at something, have you seen it? Close your eyes? What colour do you see? With your eyes closed, what’s your vision of a better future? We are all trapped inside The Matrix - what’s your vision…


  21. 2020 Vision | Seeing Like Henri

    08 Jun 2020

    There is something about Henri Cartier Bresson that resonates with me. He struck me as a Bon Vivant with a Leica. A man who enjoyed and celebrated life even when he wasn’t creating images. His Leica was always close to hand for the moment when Life said “take me Henri”. …


  22. 2020 Vision | Inner Vision

    10 May 2020

    This image was created a few years ago in Lebanon. It’s one of my favourites. When I saw this moment, it reminded me of an image I saw in a book about Henri Cartier Bresson. The image was of three black boys running into the ocean. This image above of…


  23. 2020 Vision | Colourless Expression

    09 May 2020

    There was a time when we did not question the absence of Colour. Many of the great timeless expressions of life were captured in Black and White. Master Image Creators like Henri Cartier Bresson, Brassai and Ansel Adams showed us our world stripped of Colour and yet full of evocative…


  24. 2020 Vision | Seeing & Feeling

    08 May 2020

    Once I strip away all colour, all I am left with is the quality and direction of Light. This bring out the magic and expression of life in such a way there is nothing to distract my vision or response. I was just feeling in a Black and White Mood.…


  25. 2020 Vision | The Fuji XF 10-24mm F4

    25 Apr 2020

    Learning how my Lens sees has become a very important part of my photographic education. I regularly change Lens; one day it’s 35mm and another day I may shoot using my 90mm. I have read many comments about sticking with one Lens for a long period of time. This makes…


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