Monday, 29 October 2012

Comic Con

Storm troopers taking control of the situation.

The Sand People!

Jess getting into gaming!




Friendly conversation between some well suited men.


Weapon Stall!

Deadpool - Stick 'em up.

Cool Cats.

Comic Con

Last Friday, I headed to the ExCel in London to experience Comic Con for the first time! It was a pretty interesting experience and it was amazing to see how much effort some people had gone to. A girl was even dressed as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones... that was, pretty eye catching (Sorry Jess). 

The main reason I got myself down to Comic Con was to see Matt Smith, I'm a big Doctor Who fan! Unfortunately I didn't get into the signing queue (places were limited), but I did get to see him in the flesh - still pretty epic. 

I captured a few of the outfits people were wearing through the day, but, these images don't even cover the magnitude of the attire. I think I will revisit again next year and try to get big group photographs and people acting in their character roles. 

I loved the candid atmosphere on the day, the photograph I got of the Storm Troopers talking to the Cyber-man just made my day. I think Storm Troopers are such an icon and therefore incredibly photogenic. I'm not one for pushing my own opinion on others, but, if you don't believe me, you should check out C├ędric Delsaux's work! After I took the photograph of the three suited men, the Cyber-man marched at me... not going to lie, it was pretty intimidating. 

Apologies for another 'day in the life of Lewis Jones', but I just felt like blogging to be honest! I will have another post next week showing some of my 'actual work'. On Sunday, I did a fashion shoot with Annie, modelling one of Jones and Jones's new dresses. Just waiting for the thumbs up from J&J and I can get the photographs live!

Trying to push my FB page at the minute guys, so would be awesome if you could 'like' me on that, gee that sounds desperate! Damn FB terminology.

See you soon,

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Monday, 15 October 2012

Ju jitsu


Elmar taking a jab.

David (Left) and Tim (Right).

Sensei, experiencing the pain game.

Probably not the best example of movement photography, but I kind of like it. For me it represents the speed and technique required for Ju jitsu.

Derek; probably more flexible than most of us! 

Ground work.

Ju jitsu

These photographs are of my Ju jitsu club. Hopefully the club will now have some good images to put on the website. I have been attending the Ju Jitsu at Hull University for the past year now, and I have to say, it is the best martial art club I have ever been part of. I have tried out Kickboxing and several Judo clubs over the years, but the way the sessions are taught and the environment created by the senseis is by far, the best I have ever experienced. If you live in Hull area, why don't you come and see for yourself? 

I'd like to just take the time to also pay my respects to Soke Robert Clark. Although I never had the opportunity to meet him, from what I hear, I missed out. 

I hope you like the photographs, there will most probably be a new one up in the near future of the entire club! 


P.S would be awesome if you guys could show support on my Facebook page!

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Friday, 12 October 2012

A night at the fair



I realise this one is a bit over-exposed. I choose to put it on my blog because it re-creates the bright atmosphere from the fair. I also think it relates to how you might of seen a merry go round as a child, the over exposed ride symbolises a holy-grail for children.

This was too cute to leave out!

Matthew with his companion.

Me (Left) and Matthew (Right) in our Parkas.

A night at the fair.

I realise this is probably moving away from a photographic focus and more onto my own life, but I thought I would give you a glimpse into my life, as a (very) amateur photographer. The Hull Fair was an awesome location to get a few snaps, so as well as having a night out with friends, I thought I would bring my camera along too! Just a word of warning though, if you are ever planning on going to a location with big crowds it's always good to have a few friends with you. If you have ever been to Hull, you will know there are a few 'roughiens' about. Just be smart and keep your wits about you in crowded places! 

I did take my tripod with me, but I ended up shooting a lot of stuff free-hand for sake of ease. For the majority of photographs I had to drop down to a shutter speed of 1/60 and use an ISO of 800. 

Throughout taking the images I was just thinking to myself, how much better would this be if it was abandoned and aged! Perhaps I will be able to find an abandoned fair one day. In regards to the merry go round photographs, I was waiting ages for somebody to get on it so it would go round. I wanted to take a slower shutter speed shot of it, but unfortunately missed my opportunity! Kids these days must not like merry go rounds - the plastic horses are pretty creepy. 

The night wasn't all about photography though, I managed to get a whopping bruise on my knee from the dodgems (my favourite ride!), and some delicious apple flavoured sweets. 
I hope you liked the photographs.



Monday, 8 October 2012

In the garden of a student

In the garden of a student

Hello everyone, I realise I haven't posted in a while! This getting back into University routine is really taking time out of my shooting time. Anyhow, less excuses and more about the photographs. These were really just snapshots for my girlfriend's fashion blog whilst she was visiting last week. If you're interested in fashion you should definitely check it out! The aim of the photographs were to display the full outfit as well as close ups of jewellery etc. 

Over this term, I will not be blogging as much as I would like to due to running the Photography Society. However I will be blogging about the society too, so you can keep up to date with that through the link below!