Thursday, December 12, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
I was asked to photograph a house for a company that makes the wood siding and trim. The sun never hits the front of the house so i decided to try it after the sun set to provide a more even softer light and decided to shoot an hdr to control the sky and the shadow areas. I was somewhat happy with the end product but think i will try again tomorrow night just a little bit closer to sunset as my longest exposure on a 9 frame bracket was something like 15 seconds which was hard to hand hold in minus 7 temperature, kidding.
Monday, October 21, 2013
I photographed a very nice man in my living room tonight and his personality came through in what i thought were some great shots. I used two lights, one main light in front and to right and one as fill and background light. They were both quite close to him and the power was down quite low. My background light did not always fire as it was being a little quirky tonight. This gave me some nice variety in lighting. Im glad i dont have to narrow them down to one or two keepers as there were 108 shots that got 5 stars in lightroom.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I took another quick look through my new york photos tonight and noticed that i did a 5 frame bracket of this scene from the staten island ferry. I chose three of the photos and ran them through photomatix pro. I found it interesting that the police boat with the huge machine gun at its front, follows one ferry out half way and then picks up the other ferry and follows it in.
Monday, September 09, 2013
I just happened to be at a horse race this past weekend and thought i would take a few shots. I tried many different angles over the course of about 5 or 6 races and was happy with the variety of angles that i came up with. This shot however had not only the action but also a humorous side, which i always look for.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Since i shot over 3000 photos in new york guess what i will be posting here for about the next year. Im kidding of course, mabey. I actually plan to do a couple big posts of my favourites but just need some time to sit and play with them. I shot with a nikon d800 camera and so far am very happy with the results. When you look at this image zoomed to 100% it really shines. It has taken me much longer to love the d800 than it did with the d700. That camera was great out of the box but the 800 really not so much. I am getting to know its personality more every day however and we have become friends.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The last 5 nights were our families first trip to New York City and we loved it. We did alot and are all very tired so this is just my teaser post as i am heading to bed. I did manage to shoot around 3500 photos however so i will be posting a few here very soon and giving details of the things we liked best including food and sights.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Over the years i have done many shots for the spa club in fredericton so i can say from experience that they are awesome. Go there and spend some money and you will leave beautiful and happy. For the group photo the lobby was by far the best location. We moved furniture around and quickly placed people as the phone rang, and then rang again. I set up two portable flashes with medium sized umbrellas and shot at f5.6. I tell you this because i should have shot at f8 or f11. I am still getting used to the nikon d800 as i find the depth of field somewhat shallow in comparison to the other nikon cameras. All those megapixels must have something to do with that. I also used a very slow shutter speed to bring up the ambient light and provide more warmth to the background. Because of this i used a tripod, which is very rare for me. I photoshopped it a bit, and then a bit more and placed a vignette on and was finished and also happy.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I was very lucky to shoot a great wedding recently on grand lake, NB. I actually was lucky to shoot several great weddings this summer and have one left to go. After 99% of my work was done i wandered down by the lake with my tripod and camera and did a few shots at about a 1 minute exposure. I had shot about 1653 photos, give or take, and it was nice to wind down a bit. I am hoping that my posts become much more frequent now that vacation days have almost run out.