Monday, 16 March 2009

Priscilla


Smokey siren, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX through diffuser @ full power camera left, Vivitar 285 bare at full power camera right.

I've tried to doing something a bit different with each of the edits but due to the fact the most of the shots are composed in the same way they are all becoming a bit too repetative for me.

with this one I was trying to play with some smoke - selections using the colour channels and also i tried a bit of texture wrapping on the subjects skin

I quite happy with it allthough the smoke etc could have been more conviningly executed but hey I am still learning with these kind of manipulations

The shoot was on the bank of the Thames by the tate modern and it was freezing so poor Priscilla did well to stay out in next to nothing for the duration of the shoot.

I liked that a few grannies were eagerly watching us from above.

here are some other shots from the shoot......


the overall look is achieved by using a narrow aperture around F9-10 whith a relatively fast exposure (around 1/200 of a sec) when considerring the ambient light.
this considerably darkens the background and leaves detail in the sky. stobes are then used to light the subject giving a nice contrast between fore and background

Priscilla Bokeh

Light trails

Priscilla 3


Priscilla

Dalston tilt cars


Dalston tilt cars, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

I want to ride my Bicycle


I want to ride my Bicycle, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

The Inventor


The Inventor, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

If Hackney on a Saturday afternoon was Middle Earth, then this guy would most definitely be an Inventor

Nosferatu


Nosferatu, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

He was serving sausage on Broadway Market

Metra


Metra, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Luke Sewell


Luke Sewell, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX with diffuser above camera right 1/2 power

Luke Sewell, Big brother and Documentary Filmaker,

His latest flick; "Squirell Wars; Red VS Grey" aired on Channel 4 in the friday 6th Feb 2009 @ 7:35Pm

F1.8


F1.8, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Grandpa


Grandpa, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Iya Traore


Iya Traore, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.


This amazing fella stands on top of montmartre doing the most amazing freestyle football moves

The blue room


The blue room, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Tilt shift of the British Musuem's grand court

The Wizard


The Wizard, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

If Hackney on a Saturday afternoon was Middle Earth, then this guy would most definitely be a Wizard.

Anonymous 15th November


Anonymous 15th November, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430 EX hand held on sync cord camera left @ 1/2 power
Anonymous protest against the Church of scientology

Anonymous 15th November


Anonymous 15th November, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Anonymous 15th November


Anonymous 15th November, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Anonymous 15th November


Anonymous 15th November, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Anonymous protest against the Church of scientology

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Since I Began

I've now been taking photos now semi properly for 14 months and 23 days; ever since I was lucky enough to be given a DSLR as a most excellent present. Looking back its amazing to think about how many shots i have taken and how much i have improved over this period, so i decided to start a blog to document this progression and transition into more serious and professional photography,

What follows is predictably a selection of photos charting my journey through the lens yeah or at least until i got bored of organising them anyways?

Above; December 26th 2007 - My Grandfather, Mike Bushell

In retrospect, the high ISO generates a horrible grainy texture and i would never now ever consider using 1600. I do like the capture though, especially the angled frame in the top left hand corner of the pic.


Above; January 1st 2008 - the clock strikes twelve

Again similar in quality to the first image, high ISO, nice bokeh, nice capture but lacking in tone and clarity.



Above; March 26th 2008 - Revengers dance

After being sick off the Kit lens that comes with a 400D I decided to get an alternate lens and like most people who get any decent camera I was most inspired by the bokeh opportunity offered by the 50mm 1.8 prime lens. Its wide aperture also means you can get fast exposures in very low light which can be useful for all manner of things. The picture above was a shot during a dress rehearsal for Metra Theatre's version of the 'Revengers Tradegy' (that featured as part of the Enterprise 08 festival in march 08) it's a good example of this lens' ability to freeze movement in very low light!

Above; Retouched in April - Brushed Up

Basically i watched some basic retouching tutorials
and went all blur crazy as seen above and below, not very subtle

Above; April 26th - Before and after

The sad use of many a duplicate and overliad/multiplied bendling modes on this beast.


After spending hours trawling Flickr I found that most of the shots I really loved were through the use of a wide angle lens. At the time I fought with the idea of shelling out £300 squid on whim but eventually my obsessive shopping habits whilst at 4am on a 12 hour night shift predictably took over.

with that and the discovery of lightroom.... all shots are now tinted and wide..


Above; 22nd April - The eye



Above; 22nd April - Ben

Above; 23rd April - Exit

Above; 22nd April - BMX


Above 22nd April - the Gerkin



I hail from Norfolk, a town called Great Snoring to be precise it is the kind of place where nothing happens but yet everyone whom lives there perceives it as the centre of the known universe which of course it is.


Above: grandpa


Its the kind of thing you do in the countryside, that is set light to a bail and sit really still whilst posing for an 8 second exposure

Then you kick your height whilst it burns



Wells Next The Sea; Grammar in this protest is in keeping with the name of the place


This is my clan, the Bushell collective; (from Far left) Beasley, Me, Uncle Pip, Silvia, Luke, Tracey , Mike & Alec

This is a green house

My Grandpa swots a fly

My Granny admires some fence posts

A lamb - my stepdad is a shepherd; we are a biblical family unit

He is hailed as a doctor doo little type figure in these parts as seen in the above




I went to Newquay with Jess as this is where currently her padres are based, I was truly amazed by how horrible this place could get on a Friday night

Bulldogs waving pasties looking for a rape, that's how would sum it up

This is obviously one of the lovely beaches looking particularly drab via the use of tone mapping

This is Laurie, Jessica's little brother. All he does is skate and smoke crack, there really is no hope


Above is an HDR shot of the natural history museum - i had to balance my camera on the stairs railing to get enough exposures of this mutha


This guy was the arms for Bowie in the Labyrinth. believe


South bank fountain by the royal festival hall - quick exposure @ 50mm

I love Napoleons face, i did later straighten the rail so its horizontal to the picture but I can't be bothered to find it on my website yeah

The best thing about living in a massive town house is getting on the roof
Jess had a cool little terrace by her window which you could easily sit and spy upon the other weirdo that lived on De beauvoir road in Dalston


Jess and I went to Brighton, we bumped into the dudes from Anonymous whom I must admit I had no idea what their cause was.

Obviously I have always hated Scientology