Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Strobist 430EX through Snoot @ 1/4 power aimed at ed's Face camera left. One Vivtar 285 @ 1/2 power bounced off silver umbrella high camera right. Triggered by Cactus V 4's
So my flatmate and I are somewhat obviously obsessed with Bikes etc
I tried to process this so that it a slight Dave Hill/HDR type quality, mind you this was only one exposure and no naff and cheesy Tone mapping plugins were used to produce this.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Strobist: 430EX @ 1/64 power through large soft box camera left, triggered by Cactus V4's
So a while ago I got a 50MM f1.4 lens and haven't really done as much as I would have liked, particularly when it comes to using off camera lighting combined with the wide aperture that this lens is capable of.
The difficulty for me is that my wireless triggers for my external flashes only have a 1/250 sync speed (even with 1/250 I begin to get flash fall off in the bottom half of the frame). This means its very hard to find a daylight situation whereby you can expose at 1/250 or lower whilst using the full F1.4 aperture without putting about ten polarising filters on the end of your lens.
I shot this self portrait on a very grey autumnal day @ 1/200 using ISO 100, I had one circular polarising filter mounted to help give me a little less light on my sensor so that I could shoot at F1.4.
The fill comes from one strobe used at its' mildest power setting.
After setting this up I found that I had lost my remote for my camera meaning i had to manually focus this and take about a million shots until I had this one that actually had my eyes in focus!
Stobist: 430EX @1/2 power through soft box camera left, Triggered by Cactus V4's
This is my amazing and most awesome Gran, sadly she passed away recently. This picture was only taken a few weeks before her death as I'd convinced her to come out for a wander and pose for some shots after a couple of sherries.
She was a truly wonderful, magical, intelligent and inspiring woman who was so accepting of everyone without even an ounce of judgement.
She crafted a magical world for me as a kid and would spend hours indulging me and and my brother as she would help us build bases for our Transformers or scare us with wonderful stories of the ghosts she had encountered.
This enthusiasm and interest for other people and the things that they did continued throughout her life as I remember teaching her how to mix two Drum and Bass records together a few years back, giddy with excitement that potentially she may take it up and commence busting out tunes at Raves all over Norfolk.
She will be missed deeply by all who had the absolute pleasure to have known her
Strobist: 430EX @ 1/1 power bounced off silver umbrella high camera right triggered via cactus V4's
Focal Length 50mm
I managed to convince my stepfather to don his most excellent tweed and go through the motions with one of his prized weapons
Here he is with a Charles Lancaster, 12 bore O/U, pinless s/l ejc