Thursday, 17 July 2014

Relaxing at Sywell

There was strong contrast in this scene so I blended three exposures 1-stop apart in Photomatix. This produced a very striking colour image, but I preferred the gentler tones in this Efex conversion.
FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/4 @ 35 mmISO 200, No Flash

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Carew Castle

This was a series of three shots at 1 stop gaps blended in Photomatix. Each was taken with a Lee 10-stop filter to smooth the surface of the water.

FUJIFILM X-Pro1, f/16 @ 23 mmISO 200, No Flash

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Maternity shoot

Spent the early afternoon today photographing a lovely couple expecting their first child!

This first shot was taken at the end of a set where I had lit from the front with a 70cm silver beauty dish and side lit with gridded strip boxes. To give a more introspective feel I switched off the strips and raised the beauty dish and pointed it downwards.

Toned in Silver Efex.

Canon EOS 70D, f/11 @ 35 mm, 1/125, ISO 100
In this this second shot I used strip box from the left - this lifts the hair from the background and rim-lights body. Added glamour glow and a little overall softening in Color Efex.
Canon EOS 70D, f/11 @ 40 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Andy in thought

Processed in Analog Efex 2 to give a film-like feel. I added a 'light leak' which gives a gentle feeling of haze without killing the contrast.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/11 @ 50 mm, 1/100, ISO 100

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Andy in profile

Andy was looking into the middle of a silver brolly to provide the wrapped lighting.
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/13 @ 50 mm, 1/100, ISO 100, No Flash

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Why the long face?

Wide open  on the 23mm f.1.4 - focus is on the eye. This is a super-sharp lens!

FUJIFILM X-E1, f/1.4 @ 23 mm, 1/210, ISO 800, No Flash