Project Minions!

project minions

When I am conducting photography or video workshops I am often asked many questions which range from which is the best camera or lens to use to what are the best settings to use or how I may have taken a particular photo that someone saw in my gallery.   My response often varies from one circumstance to another, though one of the most common things I talk about is having a project to work on (or in some cases a number of projects).  Creating a photography project can be quite rewarding and is often a good way to focus your photography when you need some direction.  It can also be a way to challenge your self to experiment or just do something different.  It can be a long-term project or a project completed over a short period of time.  It can be public or private, but often it is quite rewarding to share the project and receive some constructive feedback.  However, no matter what project I am working on I always try to take a photo and frame it in a way that I think is quite unique (even if it is of a common landmark.

The collection of photographs in this post are from a little project I started while I was having time off from work in Hanoi earlier this year.  The days were quite long at work and I just wanted some down time at the end of the day to relax so I picked up my camera and started walking.  While I was walking I was noticing all of these Minions everywhere and thought that I could focus on shooting minions and learning to do something a little differently.  The project was done over a couple of days and the aim was to mainly learn how to zone focus with a new manual lens - the Veydra 16mm lens and a small flash.  I did also use the Panasonic Leica Noctricron 42.5mm lens  a couple of times, and both of these lenses were mounted on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.  The last image was taken with the Sony A7R II and 35mm F/2.0 lens (and not in Vietnam).  It was a really fun little project to work on and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.



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