Thursday, April 3, 2014

In Another Light

The trouble for me with the studio shoot was I ended up with so many photos I really liked it was tough to narrow down which ones to show. I knew I was going to try converting one to monochrome and even then I couldn't decide and had to do four. Then I finally narrowed it down to this one by the scientific process of eeny meeny miny moe.

 Shot with the 24-70 2.8 at 70 mm 160th sec f11. Light was by a beauty dish in front and above with a silver reflector facing up in front of Jessica. I did some adjustments in Lr5 then Nik Color Effects Pro 4 and Silver Effects Pro 2

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Studio Light

"Get it right in the camera." This saying is to counter "I'll fix it in photoshop" It does make sense of course for several reasons. Two examples are it makes you more thoughtful of the photo when you're taking it. If You're a professional and you're in front of the computer you aren't out doing photo shoots making money. Computers can do a lot for photos but one thing they really can't do is make a bad photo good. 
Last night I got an opportunity to get as close to getting it right in the camera as I ever have.  "Sony in the Studio: Headshots, Portraits, and Beauty Lighting"  was organized by Courtney Hamm from Sony. It was at a small studio with two Lighting sets. He had a guest photographer John Bellerose and together they talked to us about studio lighting and the equipment. Luke Greenwood from Sony was there as well to help keep the session running smooth. Our two models were Yumi and Jessica who were lovely to photograph and always had a great pose ready whether we were going quick or slow with the cameras. 
Does this sound like a bit of a plug for Sony? I guess it is. If they are going to take an interest in their customers like this, teaching different ways of using their equipment, letting people get hands on with all the latest stuff, I'm in. I love photography so the more I can get of this the better. 
Here are some pictures from last night. 



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Take a Look

My interest in street photography has grown strong enough I decided to work on it. I started up another blog for it which I call "This is My Street".  I have another one I call "My Walkabout Camera" for photography when I'm not doing photography . Please do visit them and let me know what you think. 


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Summer Streets

Thinking about summer. I believe I am ready for it. I took this at the  Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival last year.

 17mm lens 1/3200sec at f3.5 iso 800 Taken here

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In The Shack

Dar and I had to get out to have some kind of a photo walk the other day. We went around to Steveston then New West. We covered some new ground and went over some familiar areas. While in a metal works yard we talked to a man who was curious about why people like to come take photos of the rusty old metal things laying around the yard. We talked to him a bit and while Dar took some photos of him I wandered back and had a look at his little coffee break shack.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Second Look

I think when I first went through my eagle photos I saw this one, decided to keep going through the rest and forgot to come back to it. I made some adjustments to the light, did some cropping and voila. Worthy of the web I think. 


Monday, February 10, 2014

Get Out There!

You know what I like? I like a day where I am feeling restless. A day where I really want to get out but not sure where I want to go or what I want to do but I know I have to get out. I pack up the camera gear put on my jacket and go out the door. I end up downtown still kind of wondering where I am going with this day. That's not necessarily the part I like. The Part I like is I am wandering without any real goal and BOOM! I come across the Vancouver Taiko Society performing. Now I have a reason to be out there.


I am still in a black and white phase however while I was shooting I wondered if these might be better in colour. Once on the computer though I knew they were staying monochrome. This last one shows off the colour of their uniforms.


 Did you get the BOOM?