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 :)
Fish & Chip supper at The Staith House - North Shields
Breakfast at The Staith House - North Shields
Are you a crunchy nut?
Good looking food today shooting at Pan Haggerty, Queen Street, Newcastle
Really enjoyed my dinner tonight!
First time in years I’ve made an omelette - forgot how tasty they are :)