Saturday, 27 October 2012

Away taking photos!

Hi all - away taking photos for a week - hopefully have something worth posting on my return!


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Natalie Smoking

Lit with @Lencarta lights - Silver brolley camera left, strip box camera right.
Converted to B&W in lightroom, pushed clarity, blacks, contrast, detail
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/5.6 @ 85 mm, 1/160, ISO 100,

Natalie in profile

@Lencarta EP600 with strip softbox behind and camera left, EP300 firing into silver brolley camera left in front of Natalie.

Canon 5DII, 85mm f/1.2 @ f/14, ISO 100, 1/160s

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Fractal Studio Portrait

Created using the Fractalius Plugin for Elements.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/11 @ 50 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Theresa in a black dress

In this shot I lit Theresa with a @Lencarta folding octabox from camera right and stripbox camera left set to a high power.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/9 @ 50 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

B&W in the spotlight

@Lencarta strip light (EP600) on model left, gridded reflector used as spot light on model right.

Canon 1DsMkIII, 85mm f/1.2 @ f/11, 1/125s, ISO 100

Monday, 15 October 2012

Window Light Lingerie

Lit purely by window light and almost straight out of camera. Just did a few bits in Lightroom, mostly using a graduated exposure filter to lighten the left hand side.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2 @ 50 mm, 1/2500, ISO 800, No Flash

Abstract - building at sunset

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/2 @ 135 mm, 1/1250, ISO 100

Friday, 12 October 2012

Jack Broadbent on the slide guitar

Saw the very talented Jack Broadbent performing on the street in Islington tonight. He was doing some fantastic slide guitar using a hip flask as a slide.
I focussed on the eyes 85mm @ f/2 and then used a layer mask in Elements to desat the background.
You can hear Jack here:

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Brown Argus Butterfly (Aricia agestis)

These are common in England, but I took this shot in France.

The Canon 135L has quite a close minimum focussing distance so makes a good butterfly lens.

Canon EOS 7D, f/5 @ 135 mm, 1/800, ISO 200, No Flash

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Caterham panning shot - Jeremy Webb, Rockingham, 7th October 2012

Went to Rockingham Speedway today and watched a load of Caterham races and a couple of VW Golf ones too.

This was taken on the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM mounted on a 7D. I dropped the shutter speed to 1/80 second and panned as smoothly as I could to keep the car sharp but blur the background.  (A few years ago I went to a track day and used a fast shutter speed - all the cars looked parked!)

I set the stabiliser to mode 2 which means it will offer stabilisation in one direction, but won't interfere with the panning.

I had more 'keepers' when I upped the shutter speed to 1/125, but I like the amount of blur I got at 1/80.

Jeremy Webb, Rockingham, 7th October 2012:

Canon EOS 7D, f/16 @ 300 mm, 1/80, ISO 100, No Flash

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Mother and Father in Law

I was really pleased with this portrait of my parents-in-law taken in France earlier in the year. I used the superb 85L on my 7D with a dash of fill flash .

Canon EOS 7D, f/2 @ 85 mm, 1/500, ISO 200, Flash