Monday, November 1, 2010

New site...

I have launched a new blog for my personal photography projects...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Marine Silhouette

This was a grab shot of something I shot some time ago when we took my son to Tooronga Zoo. It's from an underwater viewing enclosure. I had the 70-200mm on and noticed this guy that formed an interesting silhouette. Exposed for midtones in the water which highlights the streams of light angling down and saturated the blues.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My boy!

ISO 100, 100mm, f/8, 1/160
Key light: 40cm x 40cm Softbox, camera left
Backlight: 66cm x 66cm softbox (made into a strip-light with some black cardboard)

Here's one of our son Oliver. I tried a few things with the lighting, but it wasn't really happening, so I adjusted the angle of the key light from straight on just above to off axis, camera left probably around 45 degrees and adjusted the backlight power to get even light throughout the scene and subtle / soft rim light. I just need him to help me out by lifting up his head now. Still like the shot - most of the shoot he was just happy to bury his face into the bed :)

Still will be searching for my "go to" baby lighting setup though.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Statue Of Liberty

1/160 @f11 ISO 160

Taken at the foot of the statute.

Its an HDR composite from a single image but I thought it benefited from monochrome. I added a little grain to the final image.

Interior HDR - Greek Orthodox Church

I'm not a HDR expert, but I thought I'd put up an HDR that is at the opposite end of the spectrum to Karl's earlier posts in terms of HDR'ness. This was from a job last weekend.
3 shot HDR, ISO 1250, 24mm, f/5.6, (1/640; 1/160; 1/40)

This was to tame the harse streams of sunlight coming through the windows to camera left. It was a hand-held shot on continuous.
I used Photomatix to create the tif; then photoshop for some curves adjustment and clone the people in the foreground back in from an original RAW file (the correctly exposed one).

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

1.6sec @ f11, ISO 100

This one just makes me happy...

Taken on a recent trip to the states.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hard lighting

Not the kind of subjects that generally like hard light, but I'm testing a recent investiment in some light modifiers. In this case a HONL grid as the key light. This gives me a nice tight beam of light + feathered edges. This means total control of the background.

This one is just with the grid key light (one light)

This one is with the grid as the key, but also ring flash (Orbis) as on-axis fill probably 2.5 stops under the key.

People subjects come next!