Author: Kevin Meredith

Kevin Meredith

Kevin Meredith is an accomplished and recognized lomographer, Kevin Meredith was ranked second in the world at the Lomolympics 2000 in Tokyo, and was awarded third place at the Lomographic World Congress in Vienna in 2002. In 2008, Kevin was selected to take part in The Purple Pedals Project, one of just 20 people across the world chosen to road test Yahoo's solar-powered bike equipped with camera.

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A Pet’s-eye View

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My top tip for shooting animals, above all else, is to shoot from their perspective. This one thing will get you images that feel more real. We are used to looking down on most animals, so if you shoot images from their height, you will present the viewer with something unique. If you want an…

Blue Ripples - Shot in an alleyway with a string of lights. I pointed my camera at the sky and spun for about 10 seconds while the exposure was being taken.

Camera Tossing: Embracing Camera Shake

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The Idea: A photographer will usually do their level best to keep their camera stationary while it is capturing an exposure, but with camera tossing, the idea is to never let the camera be still—to embrace camera shake and motion blur. Where camera shake sometimes gives you unwanted light trails, the idea of kinetic photography…

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Low-down: A rat’s-eye view

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The Idea: Low-down photography is an excellent way of showing a scene from a different viewpoint. Images taken at ground level are often more interesting than those taken at eye level because we are not used to seeing the world from a “rat’s-eye view.” A lot of the time views from the ground will have…

Cornwallis Under Fire

There’s something in my Holga! Creating Cut-outs in camera

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The Process   Open the back of your Holga and remove the 6 × 6cm mask. This is what you have to work with, so get an idea of how big it is. Once you have an idea of what size your cut-outs need to be you can let your imagination go nuts! The shape(s)…

Passing Swimmers: Trying to get a shot like this as a swimmer passes you is hit-and-miss because you have to rely on their arm being out of the water and in the right pose as they pass © Kevin Meredith

Lick the lens: Tips for photography on the surface of water

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My top tip for photography on the surface of water is to watch out for water drops on the lens: they can cause areas of your images to be distorted and blurred because each water drop acts as a little lens of its own. This effect is even worse on the smaller lenses of digital…

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