Monday, 26 October 2009

Sana


Sana , originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX @ 1/4 power through Umbrella camera left, Vivtar 285 @ 1/16 power bare through CTB gel camera right
triggered via Cactus V2's

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Tariq Ali


Tariq Ali, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

238 mm @ F5.6 (ISO 200) 1/200 Exposure

Tariq speaking in Trafalgar Square as part of the 'Stop the War' coalition 24th October 2009
View On Black

George Galloway


George Galloway, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

238 mm @ F5.6 (ISO 200) 1/200 exposure.

George speaking as part of the 'Stop the war' Coalition in Trafalgar Square Saturday 24th October 2009

View On White

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Hold me closer


Hold me closer, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Stobist 430EX through D.I.Y cereal box snoot @ 1/2 power camera left (aimed at subjects eyes), Vivitar @ 1/2 through D.I.Y snoot (aimed at back of sunbects head) behind model camera right.

flashes triggered by Cactus V2's
42MM 1/200 @ F7.1 (ISO 100)
Jessica is an actress so cannot realistically get any tattoos, luckily photoshop removes this problem.

Fiddler on the Roof


Fiddler on the Roof, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX @ 1/4 power through Umbrella camera left, Vivtar 285 @ 1/16 power bare through CTB gel camera right

triggered via Cactus V2's

1/2 second exposure (for the ambient light trails) 20mm @ F5.6 (ISO 400)

Another shot of Sana from a week or so back, overlooking the East end (big building in the background is the London Buddist centre on Roman road)

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Monday, 5 October 2009

Game Over


Game Over, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist; 430EX @ ½ power through a precariously positioned umbrella camera right above model. Vivitar 285 @ ¼ power through mini soft box tied to door by a bungee cord camera left.
Triggered via cactus V2’s

1/100 10mm @ F8 (ISO200)

I got some funny advice when trying to buy a lethal assortment of pain killers “don’t take them on a empty stomach” said the pharmacist whilst trying to figure out if the pound coin I had just handed over was a fake or not (seriously who fakes coins, and secondly someone trying to buy a few hundred odd Paracetamol is surely more disconcerting than a faked coin?).
So for the sick a good ole can of chunky vegetable soup came into play although foolishly it was left in shot as was my legs and stupid socks as I was perched in the shower struggling to get the shot (these were then cloned out).
A cliché I know but I had kinda wanted to do this for a while but just haven’t had the time

View On White

Big soup
strobist: Vivitar 285 @ 1/4 power through lumiquest mini soft box - hand held just out of frame above models head.

1/60 28mm @F7 (ISO100)

Spill the beans

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Sunday Opposite Costcutters


Sunday Opposite Costcutters, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX @ 1/4 power through umbrella camera right (just out of frame), Vivitar 285HV @ 1/4 power through CTB gel camera left behind model as rim light.

Strobes triggered via CatusV2's

1/80 28mm @ F3.5 (ISO 200)

After a drought of new shoots I resorted to the ole self portrait which can become somewhat boring when you only have one moody look. I decided to frivolously update my facebook status to suggest a free shoot for anyone within five minute walk owing to my extreme laziness. luckily Sana has an amazing little roof terrace which was somewhat perfect for a few shots just before darkness fell

Self portrait


Self portrait, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX +1 stop camera right via ETTL mode through a CTO diffuser, triggered by sync cord.

Balanced to Tungsten to throw the ambient blue

35mm @ F8 (ISO 100)

Inevitably you hit a dry patch; I haven’t been taking many pictures lately owing to complicated work schedules, bike thieves and the like. You realise you haven’t busted out the camera and strobes for a while and you begin to entertain the idea that you might have lost it and upon your next shoot get nothing but embarrassingly poor results. With no one around you stand out on the landing of your flat and hold out your camera in you right hand as far as you can whilst doing the same with a strobe in the left. Awkwardly you click capturing half a head, flash misfires and a load of double chins, hopefully one of those arkward clicks will catch you looking moody with the light just catching both your eyes.

- Oh my god I am officially a Flickr douche