Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Me, Myself and I


Me, Myself and I, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX @ 1/8 power through 18 inch softbox just off axis slightly above me, and two vivtar 285's @ 1/16 power through CTB gel behind me on each side at a 45 degree angle as edge lights

Triggered by cactus V4's

Canon 400D, 85mm @ F7.1 1/125 exposure (ISO 200 )

So i recently got like new glasses, a haircut and like a suit n shit, therefore here is a combo of those mass events (I also had a tea).

Sunday, 2 May 2010

The Stanley


The Stanley, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430EX through 22 inch soft box on axis above camera @1/16 for fill and two vivtar 285's @ 1/16 power square to model as edge lights.

shot @ F2.2 using a polariser so I could actually use the lens almost wide open whilst lighting with strobes

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Dead tired


Dead tired, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

Strobist: 430Ex @ 1/2 power through 24 inch soft box, on axis with camera (slightly above and to the left) and a vivtar 285 @ 1/4 power directly behind my head.

Triggered by Cactus V4's

shot @ 10mm, ISO100, F8 1/100

The background is a composite of three exposures bracketed to show details in the highlights/shadows

Basically I was mucking around after little sleep and was trying to achieve something that had a hyper real Dave hill type style to it.

The key really is the lighting as if you get a nice edge to your subject you really can exaggerate this in the post processing of the image. Because this was a self portrait I enlisted the help of a tripod which also meant I could take multiple pictures of the background without me present in the chair.
The multiple background images were composited using photomatix and tone mapped accordingly, The resulting image was then composited with the picture of me in the chair and then through a process of masking, colorized hue adjustment layers, dodging and burning I managed to achieve the final look

Amy


Amy, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

I did some test shots for the lovely Amy

Strobist: 430 on sync cord camera left (ETTL mode)

Linux or lose it


Linux or lose it, originally uploaded by Harry Sewell.

strobist: 430EX @1/4 bounced off silver umbrella on axsis above camera as fill, two vivtar 285's (1/16 power) at a 45 degree angle behind Doug as Edge lights

Doug is an I.T and Anti Joke Genius


THAT EDMUND

That Edmund
Strobist: 430EX @1/4 bounced off silver umbrella on axsis above camera as fill, two vivtar 285's (1/16 power) at a 45 degree angle behind Ed as Edge lights

Edmund works in TV and he has a sweet Ride