Window stories

Window stories

“Open your window and let the clouds and sky enter your room” – Yosa Buson


photography by vocabulary in chunks
I do what I love every single day

I do what I love every single day

[Cannon Australia]

View Abraham’s work here

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I’m a cinematographer
  • I have the absolutely best job in the world
  • I do what I love every single day
  • A camcorder
  • I felt very blessed that I fell into it at a young age
  • He’d been shooting films across Australia
  • Work for him as a cameraman
  • In the wildlife nature field
  • Recording this amazing world of ours
  • One of the joys of being a cameraman
  • Being able to share that vision with other people
  • May never actually get to see an elephant in the flesh
  • I can see improvements that I’ve made
  • Technically and also creatively
  • You should never stop pushing yourself
  • You can combine your love of those crafts with your personal interests
  • The great outdoors
  • We’ve only got one life
  • You might as well be doing what you love
  • I feel so blessed that I can go out there every day and do what I love

Job Profile  –  Cinematographer 

A cinematographer or director of photography, also known as DP or DoP, is the head of the camera and lighting crew working on a film or TV set. As a cinematographer you will be responsible for the development, look and feel of the images which will make up the final film.

To do this job you need to have a passion for film and photography. You also need to be a good communicator. If you are creative, have leadership skills and want to work in the film or television industry, then this career could be for you.

A common way into this career is to get experience of camera work by working your way up from a camera operator role. If you have a portfolio of photography or a reel of film work that you have produced yourself, then you could market this to get yourself known.

Your main tasks  would include :

  • visit a location (known as a recce) before filming to check  its suitability, access to facilities and lighting and sound potential
  • order filming and lighting equipment
  • test equipment such as lenses and filters to check their effect
  • manage all aspects of the filming, sometimes operating the camera
  • supervise the camera crew to decide on any special camera moves
  • work closely with the lighting team to decide on lighting techniques
  • review film footage with the director

Skills, interests and qualities

To be a cinematographer, you will typically need :

  • a passion for film and photography
  • knowledge and experience of camera equipment and lighting techniques
  • creative ability with a camera colour
  • colour-normal vision
  • excellent communication skills
  • the ability to work with a wide range of people
  • the ability to lead and motivate others
  • an eye for detail, and a steady hand
  • the ability to work well in a team and also independently
  • good IT skills”
Read more @ [National Career Service ]




“The earth says much to those who listen”   
          – Persian quote


Photography  by : vocabularyinchunks
Growing portraits with grass

Growing portraits with grass

[Great big story]

“Grass is something that most of us take for granted. We walk all over it, we lay on it and sometimes mow it down. Few appreciate grass the way Dan Harvey and Heather Ackroyd do. And yet their art can stop you in your tracks. By manipulating the natural processes that fuel life itself, these British artists blur the line between science, nature and art, all while drawing attention to climate change.” Read more about the artists HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Grass is something we take  for granted
  • We walk all over it
  • We don’t give it much thought
  • The magic of seeing them in print
  • Come to life and grow
  • Blur the lines between science, nature and art
  • Mega flooding scenarios
  • Severe weather events are happening
  • Time and time again
  • Increasingly more frequently
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Climate change
  • It was within our sight
  • Photosynthesis
  • We work with the seed
  • Germinate their seeds for about two weeks
  • The image develops over the period of weeks
  • We grow the grass vertically
  • The studio space
  • We turn it into a darkroom
  • The only light that the grass receives
  • Projected negative image
  • It produces more of the chlorophyll, more of the green pigment
  • The equivalent to a black and white photograph
  • But in tones of green to yellow
  • We can work really really  large-scale
  • The resolution phenomenal
  • It’s part of a process of discovery
  • The mediums you work with
  • Part of our palette and materials that we play with
  • They can last indefinitely
  • When you can put  the lights out
  • Someone who cares passionately about what they’re doing
  • I’m still a bit taken aback by all this grass


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“as I wandered the forest, the green leaves among, I heard a wild flower singing a song …”   – william  blake

photography by vocabulary in chunks



To surprise others is a skill, to surprise oneself is creativity”  – laurenudoh

photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Surprise
Missing Africa #5

Missing Africa #5

This is Africa.jpeg
photography by vocabulary in chunks

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot”.   -Nigerian Proverb




“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone” -unknown


photography by :  vocabulary in chunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Fun
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges


 “voyage upon life’s  sea,
        to  yourself  be  true,

          and  whatever  your  lot  may  be,

                                      paddle  your  own  canoe”   

                                                         – sarah  bolton


-photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge H2O
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Paint the sky and make it yours #27

Paint the sky and make it yours #27

Without rain nothing grows,  learn to embrace the storms of your life

– Unknown

Cloud stories.jpeg


Get out and walk

Get out and walk

Air New Zealand

Map of the area in New Zealand :

Map of NZ Walks

Further information @ Great walks NZ




-photography by vocabularyinchunks

         “What we find in a  SOULMATE

                         is not something wild to tame

                               but somehting wild to run with”  – Robert Brault

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Quest
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
I thought #4

I thought #4

Greek fisherman.jpeg

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I thought #3

I thought #3


 “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
— Aristotle

La Guarapera

La Guarapera

[Fyrian Films]

“Guarapo is a common Latin American iced drink made from cane sugar (jugo de caña). Although it can be found from South America to Mexico, the name is actually West African in origin: meaning “fermented drink”. The beverage is very popular in Cuba and Brazil. La Guarapera is the person/mobile vendor who makes the guarapo, usually from extracting the juice from an old hand press.”

[Super Sonido]