It's been quite a while since I photographed the Bootleg Beatles, but we've received the OK to put the photos online! I've added a few photos on my blog, and only 10 on my website, but I uploaded a whole lot more on Facebook!
Although it was really hard to decide on the small selection to put on my blog, these are probably my favourites. The odd thing is that they're all taken in a portrait style, although I did take plenty of landscape shots too.
I really like the close-up of the back of the guitars. It's just a bit of detail that you wouldn't normally look. The top left shot is taken from the second story, and those photos look great! The second on the right is taken from the top level too. It's a very unusual angle and that's why I liked it. I also took a shot similar to that one in a landscape style so you could see the audience but that didn't work as well because of the exposure.
The second photo to the left is a very simple shot. The three men on their guitars. There is nothing distracting about it, whereas the next few shots they changed their costumes into these incredibly colourful outfits.
It was pretty terrifying to walk infront of the whole crowd to take portraits of The Bootleg Beatles, but it was definitely worth it. The portraits look rather professional.
As part of my photography course, I have to track my development on a blog. The posts from September 2011 until January 2012 are part of a module called Project Management, for which I was required to work in a group of eight students to create an exhibition. The blog followed every step we took in order to create a successful gallery. The blog posts starting from September 2012 follow my final year on the course. I'll be documenting my research and analysis of my final year projects, as well as include notes of my Professional Practice unit - which prepares us for a range of post graduate options. Finally it also looks at a project called New Creatives, where I'll be working alongside an artists to help college students get more involved with art.