Love Calumets own brand rolling cases. Compact, but big enough to fit a fuck load in there.
Location scouting today in Newcastle. Missed the light as we went for dinner and then the walk out was an after though.
Did test out some stuff I want to try by putting things in front of the lens. This was a small prism/bit of a chandler
messing with images in camera using a prism in front of the lens
For Sale if anyone is interested:
Canon EOS M kit
EOS M Camera
18-55 IS lens
22mm f2 lens
EX 90 flash
EX adaptor to use standard EOS lenses
Spare 3rd party battery
All in perfect condition
Insight into our first Photographers Showdown at www.ne-create.co.uk from Chris Patterson.
I was recently asked by a fellow photographer Sam Corban to partake in a little photography showdown against another local photographer and one part of the dynamic duo who run Mayfield Studios, Mark Jobson, whom I also like to whinge about comics books to as well.
This was all in aid for Sams new website http://www.ne-create.co.uk to highlight local talent in our area and provide resources as well. From what I can gather after a couple of chats with Sam this site is going to contain a lot on incredible info and some amazing photographers offering little bits of wisdom and tips and tricks.
The idea for the showdown was to come up with an idea, choose hair, make up, outfits, shoot and retouch the entire image in two hours. A similar idea to what Phlearn did recently.
The whole video can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-nPPKTsKe0
I talk about the idea briefly in the video, but you don’t get to see much of the much editing side. The image at the bottom was my first choice, but I thought it really didn’t convey the original idea as well as what I had hoped. I wasn’t able to add the heart shaped scar as intended as the dress lifted certain aspects of the model preventing me from doing so.
It was just as well we had spare time on set to adjust the idea slightly, I got Toria (Bleach Hairdressing) to untie Allie, the models hair and she managed to get some gorgeous movement in it by flapping a reflector about.
Lighting the flowers didn’t go to plan at all haha I did manage to catch some blue flames thanks to the hairspray, but the flowers themselves were absolutely soaking as they had been in water previously and we didn’t have enough time to dry them out.
The team I got to work with were incredible, we had
Toria on hair https://www.facebook.com/BleachHairdressing?fref=ts
Jo Birkett on make up http://josephinebirkett.co.uk
Designer Christopher Niari https://www.facebook.com/ChristopherNiari?fref=ts
And of course the studio was http://www.mayfieldstudio.co.uk
My anxiety was through the roof for this shoot, I am quite annoyed with myself for letting it get the better of me and that I can see it in the video. It was hard being around so many people, the team for the photographers, the video team as well as helpers. I am very proud of myself that I done it, it was a fun experience and I got to meet and work with a bunch of awesome people.
Also you can check out who won via this link and scrolling to the bottom ;)
I’d forgotten about this!
Used for triggersmart promo stuff
Short video I made the other week
Going hipster with a leather camera bag
Well, a leather satchel and a billingham bag insert
Made a short video https://vimeo.com/86991881 (This is a little NSFW)
I never really write anything, just post pics that I’ve been shooting.
But it’s Sunday afternoon so thought I’d post a little ‘how I shoot & edit’. This is a shot of a starter from a recent shoot at Pan Haggerty on Newcastle’s quayside.
My lightning set up is always as simple as possible, this time only taking speed lights rather than mains strobes. A speed light shooting through a diffusion screen camera right, with a simple reflector camera left.
This gets most of it right ‘in camera’, clean and slightly over exposed. The image doesn’t need much doing to it when it gets into the computer.
Basic tidy up on the first layer. This is a couple of marks on the table, and a couple of small spots on the plate.
Tidy up in the jug, there were small splatters in the original image where the jug had been moved.
Darken the corners to add a little atmosphere and focus the attention on the food.
Some dodge & burn to the food. I do the D&B on a 50% grey layer rather than with the D&B tool in PS as I feel I have more control this way, and can then also give the layer a little blur to soften the edges.
That’s it! Not a lot done to the images at all :)