This photo of the week is by Alastair McAskill. He rediscovered it recently in his archive. I really like the movement and the mood – it feels like it should be an oil painting.
And there’s a bonus this week. Alastair’s photo prompted me to revisit his flickr feed and I was reminded of these fab hooping photos with even more colour and movement. You can see more from this night and some of his other events here: flickr.com/photos/joystickjunky/albums.
Or if you’re into hooping, visit www.facebook.com/Hoop-and-Glory-127884547233636/timeline/ and look out for the very talented Tracey (in the red boots). She tells me today (saturday) is World Hoop Day 2015. That’s worked out rather well for me then.
Have you heard of CreativeLive? They do brilliant online training courses in photography, marketing, software and even blogging.
Based in Seattle, they livestream creative classes around the world. You can watch for free if you’re online when the class is live – that’s usually from about 5pm to midnight here in the UK. If you can’t watch live, you can buy the classes as video downloads from as little as $29. You can get three days worth of expertise from $79. Seriously, it’s a bargain. These guys really know what they’re talking about.
I remember one of the first classes I watched was on Adobe Illustrator. I thought I knew it pretty well but, like when I go and freelance in an office with other people, there’s always more to learn. They often have different ways of working or cheeky little keyboard shortcuts I didn’t know.
This time, I’m excited to watch Ben Willmore’s Light Painting class. He takes photographs in the dark with long exposures and paints the light in where he wants it. It’s a beautiful effect. I really want to try it and I’m not even a photographer. I’d love to see what my friends who know their way around a camera could do. I’m going to have a go though and will report back in a future post.