Monday, 30 June 2014

Behind the mask

3-shot HDR processed in Photomatix and then tweaked in Analog Efex
FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/4 @ 57.8 mmISO 200, No Flash

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A summer portrait

I was really pleased with this portrait of a young lady which I took at a wedding this weekend.

I used the Canon 135L wide open to get strong separation from the background. I used a 580EXII in High Speed Sync mode to fill in the shadows and give the eyes a sparkle. The sun provided a rim-light.

Canon 1DsIII, 135mm f/2L @ f/2, 1/2000, ISO 100

Monday, 23 June 2014

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Ann and Kev

I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Ann and Kev today - all a little last minute as their original photographer was unable to attend!

For enquiries on booking me for weddings, please contact Pho2u.

This was shot with the Canon 135L f/2 wide open to give good separation from the background. I added a slight vignette in LR.

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

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

View from Corfe Castle

This was a 3-shot HDR taken on the Fuji X-Pro1 with the 18-55 mounted. I used a warm-up filter and a neutral grad on the sky. I cropped to panoramic format as the foreground was a bit dull!

FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/8 @ 22.3 mm, ISO 200, No Flash

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Enallagma cyathigerum - not!

Many thanks to Bob Latham for the ID! I liked the bokeh from the Fuji 55-200 at the long end here.
Many thanks to James Skinner for the corrected ID:
The damselfy in your picture isn't Enallagma cyathigerum.
It's a male Calopteryx splendens.....Banded demoiselle
FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/4.8 @ 200 mm, 1/850, ISO 200, No Flash

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Trotters Independent Training

I spent three hours today photographing the public with Del Boy's car, Steve McQueen and a couple of other vehicles!

Fighting against strong sunlight is always tricky - I dialled in -1 on most of the shots on ambient exposure and +2/3 on the flash gun.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/4 @ 50 mm, 1/2500, ISO 200, Flash


Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/2 @ 35 mm, ISO 100, No Flash

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Headshot and Helen Gallery

Hiya - gallery of 11 shots from the Helen shoot is here:

Here is a headshot at close range wide open on the 85mm f/1.2, hence the narrow depth of field.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/1.2 @ 85 mm, 1/250, ISO 100, Flash