Final Stop: Chengdu
Giant Panda Research Centre and Broad and Narrow Alleyways
Visiting the pandas was amazing – watch out for the video next month.
Giant Panda Research Centre
When I started researching my trip to China I read about the show Impressions of Sanjie Liu and decided that it was one of the things I had to put on my list of to dos. I am so glad I did. To experience an outdoor show set on the lake surrounded by karst mountains made for a unique atmosphere and added to the cultural experience that was displayed during the show. Continue reading
During my time in Xian I went to the Tang Dynasty Show. It was an incredible production that included a dumpling meal and cultural show. The dancing, costumes and set were great. Although some of the “music” was peculiar and strange to my uneducated ears it was a great experience all round. Continue reading
A part of the tour I went on included the Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre in Beijing. Since Kung Fu is full of action I decided to put together a little stop motion of a couple of the scenes rather than stills (video was not allowed)
This year my stock journey has been going in fits and starts. Some months I was super inspired, motivated and active in shooting stock and video, other months the business of life took over and I barely had time to pick up my camera. I had great intentions to grow my portfolio, focus on different content and create more footage. To some degrees I managed this, doing more lifestyle and outdoor shoots and a combination of video, time-lapse and photography during some of the shoots, on the other hand I feel I still have a long way to go.
Late last year I went on a whirlwind tour through China, some 5000 photos later, 10-15km of walking a day and over 24,000km in the air I made it back home in time for the mad rush of school holidays and Christmas. I have finally had a chance to sit down and sort some of the photos. Now I get to take you there through my captures. Hope you enjoy. – First stop Beijing. Continue reading
This project was another challenge in reworking images to black and white. For the most part my preference and style leans towards bright bold colours. I took this challenge to improve my skills in creating something striking in black and white.