The dates for 2016 are : 29 okt 2016 - 14 nov 2016. More info here
29/10 Brussel/Amsterdam - Colombo
30/10 Colombo - Negombo / Katunayake
01/11 Negombo - Sigiriya / Habarana
02/11 Sigiriya / Dambulla / Habarana
03/11 Sigiriya - Trincomalee
05/11 Trincomalee - Kandy
06/11 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya
07/11 Nuwara Eliya / Horton plains
08/11 Nuwara Eliya - Ella with the train
09/11 Ella - Udawalawe
10/11 Udawalawe - Merissa
11/11 Merissa / Kushta Rajagala
12/11 Merissa - Negombo - Colombo city
13/11 Colombo - Brussel / Amsterdam
14/11 Colombo - Brussel / Amsterdam
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RAW is the title of the exhibition, that shows my work. It‘s both a photography format and a description of something raw, unfinished. I want to show two kinds of pictures, each exploring a different universe. My portraits show faces of people who have to shout loudly to the extent that it activates some hardware, which in turn activates the camera. This implies that the photographer cannot choose, when the picture is taken, and the model cannot control its facial expression. The pictures shown are a selection of that experiment.
In 2015 I resolved to make a picture every single day A picture without context, without pressure. Sometimes about aesthetics or about photography itself. The only link being the rhythm and my vision on the world.
The exhibition can be visited on September 12, 13, 19 and 20 from 10 am to 8 pm (Norbertijnenkapel, Drongenhof, Patershol, Ghent, Belgium).
I ‘m in the process of making a series of portraits in a studio. It ‘ll be a symmetric composition on a neutral white background. The framing is a bust portrait with bare shoulders.
A device on my camera activates the shutter as soon as the noise level exceeds 90 dB. So, as a photographer I continue to control both light and framing, but not the actual moment of shooting. Each model is requested to shout as loudly as possible, so as to activate the shutter by chance.
The test shooting went quite well. It gives a view of the human face without the person having any control of his or her expression.
The final shooting is planned 7/6/2015 in a studio in downtown Ghent (DOK Koopvaardijlaan – Afrikalaan
9000 Gent) I am looking for people who are willing to participate. Afterwards they ‘ll receive a digital version of the photograph.
Interested ? Just send me a mail to kris(at)krisgoubert(dot)com.
This is the result of the first test (wrong background) shooting :
When the people of 9000 toeren contacted me I knew it was a project after my heart. I have a preference for contextual portrait photography: the production of pictures that tell a story.
The 7 record shops in Gent were part of a chapter in the 9000 toeren book, that tells the story of 50 years of music history. The main challenge was to make in each location in 10 minutes’ time a character picture of passionate shopkeepers.
The technical implication is also that I had to manage with a minimal amount of equipment. The commission was an excellent combination of a subject to my liking and photography of people in a worldly context.
Below you’ll find the images, the book that appears in April 2015. Preorder here !
The end of a productive year 2014 !! This is my playlist when working on my images. Researchers found that listening to music in "all types of work" increased work output 6.3% over a control group. Headphone-wearers exhibited a 10-percent jump in productivity and were 'less nervous, less fatigued, more enthusiastic and more relaxed at work than the people in the control group
Digital camera manufacturers would like all customers to believe that higher megapixels is always better, but as you can see from the chart above, unless you have a large format ink jet printer, anything over 3 megapixels is more than most people will ever need.
However, there are times when higher megapixels can come in handy. Higher megapixels can give photographers the freedom to crop more aggressively when they can't get as close to a subject as they would like. But the trade-off to higher megapixels is larger files that will require more space in your camera memory and more disk storage space on your computer.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
Elliott Erwitt was the master of finding the beauty in the mundane and making it something extraordinary. Through his long tenure as a street photographer, he shot children, dogs, and ordinary scenes and made them fascinating. The beauty of street photography is that you don’t need to go long and far to take an interesting photograph. All the greatest photo-opportunities are right in your backyard, regardless of where you live.
Gregory Heisler (born 1954) is a professional photographer known for his evocative portrait work often found on the cover of magazines, such as Time, for which he has produced a number of Man, Person, and People of the Year covers.
If you don't downsize your high quality images for social media, the photographs will be compressed by the Facebook, google, ... If you want a higher quality, size the images yourself, then they will go online with out compression and you have more control over the end result.
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