Nowadays it feels that almost everyone is looking down at their screen rather than appreciating the things happening right in front of them.
Cartridgesave.co.uk is on a mission to capture the everyday moments that take place on the streets of Newcastle. We teamed up with Mark Waugh, one of the UK’s leading press photographers, to help us with our social experiment to document 24 hours in the life of Newcastle.
Inspired by the blog Humans Of New York, ‘A Day In The Life’ will provide a definitive snapshot of Newcastle over the course of 24 hours, so we can immortalise the people, the places and the memories in art.
Thank you to all those that took part in the project on 23rd March 2019, the images we have been sent are amazing!
Here are our Top 40 images from the 23rd March 2019.
Want to get involved but don’t know where to begin?
Mark has given us some top tips for street photography below:
1. Always use manual if your camera has the option, the program modes have improved but you’re the photographer so take control of your camera’s exposure.
2. Try and spend a second looking around the scene just before you press the shutter.
3. Have your better work printed, digital is great but prints are better.
4. Find an image that you like and have a go at making your version.
5. Follow photographers you like for inspiration.
6. New gear isn’t going to make you a better photographer, so use what you have but get out and get the experience.
7. Think about the subject but the background is just as important.
8. Use your camera so much that you can change feature without thinking.
9. Set yourself projects.
10. Be nice to everyone you meet, even if they start off aggressive, a smile and a calm chat can win someone around, doing street photography you will get into trick situations.
Mark will be hosting a workshop on Saturday 23rd March to give you all you need to get out onto the streets of Newcastle with confidence that you’ll capture the perfect picture.
Edinburgh born and Manchester based, Mark Waugh started his photography career as a photographic printer, becoming the personal printer to portrait photographer Brian Ollier .
Between assisting commercial photographers Mark become the darkroom assistant at the South Manchester Reporter, working as a photographer in the evenings and weekends.
Soon he was a full time staff photographer, for all the papers, newspapers and magazines.
Moving on to the Manchester Evening News in the 1990’s, Mark made a name for himself gaining national press awards and a reputation for creative artist photography.
The down turn in the print media industry meant the MEN had to lose its staff photographers, but the then editor fought to keep Mark as the only staff photographer on the paper. Carrying on winning awards and building his reputation.
Today Mark is a premier photographer working freelance for newspapers, commercial clients, and his love of design has taken him into architectural photography.
Once we’ve received all the images from the day, Mark’s job will really begin as he works with an acclaimed local artist to turn them into a piece of art.
The best images will be collected and transformed into a unique artwork that will go on display in Newcastle city centre later in 2019. A full gallery of images will also be available on our dedicated Flickr site.
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