Technique & Approach #13

6 rolls of film. The streets of Brisbane, looking for new inspiration.

Valley Metro. Lost in Transportation. Blended together to give a double exposure.

Valley Metro. Lost in Transportation. Blended together to give a double exposure.

Support structure. Photographed in South Brisbane on the way back to my car, the sun was beaming through the encroaching clouds, providing some spectacular lighting on these neighbouring buildings.

Support structure. Photographed in South Brisbane on the way back to my car, the sun was beaming through the encroaching clouds, providing some spectacular lighting on these neighbouring buildings.

Street-side Fairytales. Teneriffe, Bus Station. I've seen this street art maybe a dozen times, thought it was long overdue for a photograph.

Street-side Fairytales. Teneriffe, Bus Station. I've seen this street art maybe a dozen times, thought it was long overdue for a photograph.

Afternoon Traffic. Gateway Bridge, Sigma 28mm, Polarising Filter. I had always wanted to photograph this bridge and thought this angle would be perfect.

Afternoon Traffic. Gateway Bridge, Sigma 28mm, Polarising Filter. I had always wanted to photograph this bridge and thought this angle would be perfect.

Side Walk. 2 complete strangers, 2 different parts of the afternoon. A mish mash of 2 photos, into 1. South Brisbane.

Side Walk. 2 complete strangers, 2 different parts of the afternoon. A mish mash of 2 photos, into 1. South Brisbane.

A Story about a Bridge and 2 People. Early morning sunshine and strolling (probably exercising), Story Bridge - connecting one side of Brisbane to another.

A Story about a Bridge and 2 People. Early morning sunshine and strolling (probably exercising), Story Bridge - connecting one side of Brisbane to another.

Line Drawing, Fortitude Valley. A little linear and a little vintage. Probably 70s/ 80s styled.

Line Drawing, Fortitude Valley. A little linear and a little vintage. Probably 70s/ 80s styled.

Roma Street Parklands, early morning. Along the boardwalk this stainless railing glistens in the morning sunshine.

Roma Street Parklands, early morning. Along the boardwalk this stainless railing glistens in the morning sunshine.

Bird of Prey x2. An accidental double exposure. Somehow. Most likely the film didn't advance / double exposure engaged accidentally. I like it when this happens, makes for an interesting photograph.

Bird of Prey x2. An accidental double exposure. Somehow. Most likely the film didn't advance / double exposure engaged accidentally. I like it when this happens, makes for an interesting photograph.

QUT (Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Brisbane.

QUT (Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Brisbane.

Grid Lines, use for reference.

Grid Lines, use for reference.

Down Town Meet. I enjoy incorporating the surrounding environment to give a bit more of a story and provide placement / relevance in addition to the focal point of the photograph. In this case, a regular street portrait, with a tight framing provided by the bars in the middle and on the right.

Down Town Meet. I enjoy incorporating the surrounding environment to give a bit more of a story and provide placement / relevance in addition to the focal point of the photograph. In this case, a regular street portrait, with a tight framing provided by the bars in the middle and on the right.

The key was geometry, lens type and composition. Vertical lines will (almost) always (should be) vertical. Find a line in the framing and use that as a point of reference.