Thursday, 22 May 2014

Twins with a single model!

This shot took some planning! First the shot, next the explanation!

Helen and I ventured out onto her roof in London at sunset. I placed the Canon 1DsIII and 50mm  f/1.2 on a tripod, focussed it and set it to f/2.0. A flash gun was off camera on a stand to the right of the shooting position.

Firstly Helen sat on the right hand side of the roof with a red wig on. Then, while she changed, I took a series of shots of the background to blend into an HDR.

Helen then posed on the left.

I merged three shots to an HDR for the background, blended in the two Helens and finally added some of the original sunset back in to enrich the sky!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Rooftop Helen, thoughtful at sunset

Had a fun shoot with Helen tonight - started off with some shots on the roof at sunset. There was a several storey drop just to the right of the picture!

Helen was lit with an off-camera bare flash to camera right.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/1.8 @ 50 mm, 1/500, ISO 200, Flash

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Friday, 16 May 2014

Mother and child

This image is a huge testament to Fuji's OIS image stabilising system - this was taken at 200mm (effective focal length 300mm) handheld at 1/10 second! It was at ISO1600 and is remarkably clean - very little noise. I'm impressed with the 55-200mm Zoom - even wide open at the long end it is very crisp.
FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/4.8 @ 200 mm, 1/10, ISO 1600, No Flash

Thursday, 15 May 2014


Hi all
Sorry there hasn't been many photos recently - lots of decorating going on so haven't had chance to post much. Normal service will soon resume!


Saturday, 3 May 2014

Jon Wood Railway Foundry

Processed in Silver Efex to give the feel of an old photo.
FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/2.4 @ 60 mm, 1/500, ISO 200, No Flash