With regards to my Royal Wedding photos, I don’t think other people have been quite as excited about them as I was. Surprise surprise. My sister admitted that she got bored about half way through and assumed that the set was unedited. It was such an interesting experience for me that I’ve found it much harder than normal to seperate the experience from the actual content. I put one on the HCSP crit thread and people were so uninterested that it didn’t even get trashed. Although the portrait one got a better response (though limited as the thread is not focused on that type of photography).
Best approach is to re-edit at a later date and relegate certain pictures to my Rejects set. It seems to be filling up rather fast.
I had a brief discussion with David Solomons about possible ways to approach an event like this. I took particular notice of what he had to say as he is very experienced and respected. He was talking about the ‘typological’ approach. Which (I just discovered) means taking multiple pictures with the same ‘settings’. Both in camera and in composition and so on.
“Frankie: The typology approach is by far the simplest and often the most effective approach to shooting any project. I for one wouldn’t want to spend another 10 years trying to figure out how to shoot another ‘Up West’ series. ”
Here’s an example he gave ‘A Royal Picnic’ by Tiffany Jones. I did find these a bit boring but I think that’s just because the people’s faces aren’t included and I was skipping through to get the overall idea. I like this Vegetable Sellers in Paharganj better. The extreme opposite of just randomly shooting. So I think David went to the event with the aim of catching the expressions and attitudes of bored people amongst the crowd and including the crowd (my guess from checking out his pics). But he said he was frustrated when he got kettled outside Clarence House.
I’ve started a Flickr Gallery of other people’s Royal Wedding photos that I’ve selected from Flickr.