Posts Tagged ‘photograph’

I am not a photoshop kinda guy! I try my hardest to get the photograph done in camera and edit some blemishes but that is it. The last few days I have struggled to capture the photograph I wanted! Sort of writers block but for a photographer!

I have uploaded the following two photographs to see how bad the original was and how much photo editing I had to do and it is still not great! It’s not that I suck at Photoshop I just just feel I want to share the view I have seen. I admire people who can take a simple image and airbrush it to hell!! Is it cheating? or is it creative input? hmm.. I don;t know. I feel there is to much airbrushing going in to portraits and does not portray natural beauty.

Try and keep a photograph as natural as possible! You are beautiful and you do not need airbrushing to make you look like a Barbie doll, that is just ugly!

Copyright James Kelly 2010

http://www.jameskellyphotography.com

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I am having a day of doing very little but now have to get off my ass and drive to Aberdeen to photograph Cocktails!

Get to sample as well so that should be fun,Will update with photographs asap.

Thursday 18th February 2010.

Been a rubbish day! I feel rubbish!! I have been given the flu (man) by four different people!! THANK YOU… Was meant to be working in Starbucks today but swapped my shift so I can have a day off and rest! That is what I did.  Stayed the night in Oldmeldrum and had the best sleep in weeks.  Was out like a light.  Woke up about 9.30am which has been the latest in a while.

Cooked up in the house and was driving me mad so I packed my camera and headed out for a drive.
My drive took me to Speybay, Speyside.  I have been here before but the photographs did not turn out so great.  I only really came here for a walk and get some fresh air and think… Such a stunning sunset.

Also made my way to Elgin.  Was job hunting and checking out the area.  After speaking to Jemma I have decided I need to move to Elgin.  We just don’t get any time with each other at the weekends so the only way we can work things out is if I move to Elgin and we spend our time together during the week and she spend her time with her family and friends at the weekend.  So I spent the day in Elgin,  I have fallen in love with the area but unfortunately very little jobs.  So had a look around for photographers and there is not to many.  So going to send out my portfolio and look for assistant jobs, also applied for a Media sales jobs for a paper and look to maybe get a photo Journalist job.

90% of all my photographs I have taken alone but sometimes I wish I had someone sharing these experiences. Someone to take in the stunning views or to take photographs along with me (but then I would get jealous if they produce better photos).
I really needed the chill time.  Also stopped for a coffee and took the time to Job hunt and decide if I want/can move to another city!

Thought a lot about why I got in to photography and where I want to go with it.  I think I know and sent some emails… I will give more detail when I know what is going on.

Well I am off to sleep, Working 3-7pm in Starbucks and then 10-1am in Orchid.

Taken from Speybay looking over to Kingston, Morayshire Scotland.

Copyright James Kelly Photography 2010
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Soul!

Hope! One can only hope that things will turn out the way they should. You try not get your hopes up but sometimes you can help it!

Just keep wishing, loving and work hard for you deserve!

When we last had snow you couldn’t keep me in doors, I was outside every spare minute I had photographing but this year I have no passion to photograph the winter snow and this is disturbing me.

Today’s photograph was taken at 12.30am on Wednesday 23-12-2009. This is the rear end of Soul bar & Casino, Aberdeen.
Developed in HDR (High Dynamic Range) and this is the first time I have made an done HDR.
The red sky is the effect of light pollution on low clouds from the street lights of Aberdeen.

Enjoy

J

Sunday Sunday

Posted: 29 November,2009 in My Life
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Sunday 29th November 2009

Sunday Sunday!!!

I had a long lie in AND it’s shit weather outside! Happy.
Dragged myself to the gym, as of tomorrow I Start running again, then swim, off to work and weights at night with muff.
News a goal, need something to push me!

But as for today I am treating someone to a mcdonalds and a day of watching family guy!

Ohh a bit of hail just fell on me!
BRING ON THE SNOW!!!!

I am all for people from other country’s working in the uk (well sort of) but when the person behind the counter at McDonalds can’t under stand any English and manages to mess up my order THREE TIMES then the manage f*ucks it upfor a FOURTH TIME!! Mcdonalds need to tighten up their recruitment system! Just my thoughts.

Got our McD’s and headed back fo the flat. te that then we headed out to Oldmeldrum. Had a relaxing afternoon just watching Family Guy then xfactor.

Was winding my mum up, she left her Facebook on so as her son I thought I will type a few thoughts 😀

“I’m a bumble Bee”

21:30 and we are heading back to Aberdeen. I plan to finish House then get an early night with my book. I pLan to be up at 7am.

I have been thinking lot about traveling. I really would love to spend a year traveling Rural China. Would love to learn the language. Need to start making goals.

Start Modern-Image fulltime again next week. Can not wait to put my all in to it again. Plan on doing a lot more of my own photography so expect to see daily photograhs soon.

With traveling Being in my head I have today uploaded a photograph I took at Tiger Temple in Thailand. This monk owns a tiger sanctuary. An amazing man and true heart for helping wildlife.

http://www.tigertemple.org/Eng/index.php

It’s Monday and I am semi-motivated!

In the office doing ZERO work. well that is a little lie, I am on Facebook adding friends and adding to my Flickr page.

Having a thought about a change in career. I need to get my act together.  I have had a good run and had fun & stress with life. Now I am ready to settle and get a real job. Either Offshore or find what area I want to specialize in or (which I think is the direction i want to go in) join the police! I think the police are better suited for me. Scared I fail..

When I was Young

When I was Young

I grew up in these fields. It is weird being 25 and not being able to run through the wheat without a care in the world. My mum tells me that kids don’t play out doors any more. So sad. I know when I have kids I will kick them out the house at 9am and tell them not to come back till dinner. Have adventures, break bones, get messy and cause I grew up in these fields. It is weird being 25 and not being able to run through the wheat without a care in the world. My mum tells me that kids don’t play out doors any more. So sad. I know when I have kids I will kick them out the house at 9am and tell them not to come back till dinner. Have adventures, break bones, get messy and cause trouble.

Copyright James Kelly Photography 2009.

Really need sleep. 8am wake up’s and 3am bed time is not going down well.

Photographed a Badminton event today, went well but four hours felt like 10!

Just up loading photographs to our new website and then heading in to the bars/clubs to photograph.
can’t wait for the lie in tomorrow.

Been so long since I have written here. Really bad. I have a load of e-mails that I write on my phone and e-mail to myself so I can add here but never had the chance. I will get around to it some day.

Been working a lot, I have been putting some extra time in to Starbucks this last couple of weeks. Need the extra cash and really not been in the mood for photography. My poor camera has been zipped away in my backpack..

 

Had it out today.

 

Me and Jemma were both off this weekend and Jemma asked to make plans to do some thing, So I thought why not take a little road trip on Sunday??

Little journey to Pitlochery and over to Loch Rannoch, Have a little picnic then pick up some fresh food and head home where I will make tea…

 

As soon as I got up plans were changed. Jemma’s mum wanted to do a car boot sale on Sunday. so plans turned round, Jemma was to sort through all her clothes (Which is a lot) and head off early Sunday to thainstone market.

I was actually a little happy at this. I got dressed and headed in to town, Took my camera out and photographed some of the goings on. the weather was crazy hot. Looks like our summer arrived in September!! I really do love the randomness off Scottish weather.

Had a good walk round town and put a photograph in to get printed on to canvas but as Jessops does, Will probable fuck it up.

Went to work to find out my hours and grabbed a Iced Latte which was bliss cause I was over heating.

 

Headed home and much to my delight the computer was free, much to my disliking I had filled both my hard drives, 1250GB in 9 months.. Head out to my local PC supermarket (PC World) and picked up a nice 1TB hard drive for £99.99

Got home again and decided to sort out all my photographs and move every thing about. What a stupid mistake, took 11 hours to move three folders.

 

Had to head out at 7pm, my make 2ky offered to pose for me while I tried out some lighting for a little project of mine. We headed down to the beach and waited for the sun to go down, Managed to get a few great shot of him Plus a dramatic background. Just about to start work on the photos now.

Well better get back to it.

 

 

I love it when I get the spontainious and go and photograph. Recently I have been too lazy to do any thing. I cant be arsed with the gym or photographing, I want to but the bad side of my mind is taking control…

I took these tonight, Made me feel better but still lazy 🙂

Aberdeen Beach

Aberdeen Beach

Aberdeen BeachAberdeen beach