This is some of the images I shot this month when I was hired to shoot a wedding. I try to shoot creatively and using as much light style and little post work to get to my final image. The shots I use a single strobe and the setting sun to create a mood, very little work was done in post. The real trick is mixing strobe light and sun light, what makes it a challenge is the setting sun and the color shift as it fall over the horizon.
Primary Flight took place during Art Basel 2010 in Miami’s around the Wynwood Arts District. Graffiti & Street artists took over the wall of the Wynwood Arts District with permission of the building owners. It was an epic event, I had a bit of an apprehension to being in Miami industrial district at night. I have to say I was wrong, the area was crawling with artist everywhere, the air had a good vibe. Every one was very chill and in to the scene. I was jaw dropped over the work I saw, it was amazing to meet and talk to people from around the world that had come to Miami to take a can of spray paint to a wall.
This images are shot with a Canon 5D MK II, I used a number of techniques to get the shots. I want to capture the interaction of the artist and their work
A very interesting method to photography.
I was shooting in my backyard with trying to make up my mind on selling my macro lens. It is a great lens and have shot some nice images with it but I wondering if I might more use out of a different lens. The lens I have now is the Canon Telephoto EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro. The “L” is Canon professional line of lens. Joking the term “L” lens is also “luxury” for the high price tag associated with the series of lens.
I love http://icanhascheezburger.com/, one of my most favorite sites. They have may spin off sites as well, one of them is “Happy Chair is Happy” http://happychairishappy.com/. I liked how people could see a face smiling in objects in there suroundings. I started to look and train my eye to see things in a new way. I was waiting for a train in Penn Station in New York when I saw the party hat on the trash can. I stood up the hat, wiped out the Canon G10 and snapped off a few images. A few days later I submitted it to the site. The image got voted up to be on the site. It was my 5th attempt at getting an images posted. I have more to come…
I was out at 2nd Light Surf Spot with my Canon G10 & underwater enclosure, working on my shooting technique from the water. Shoot from the water is a much greater challenge than shoot with a big lens from the beach. I learned a great deal from my first attempt. I need to use a boogie board and or scuba fins.
The G10 is pretty good camera with 4k and 4k news, since I am shooting full sun light I don’t have to work about high ISO noise. What would make it better would be an external aiming system that would allow better subject tracking, the LCD is no match for full sun light. I wish the frame rate was higher. I also getting the subject closer is key, which is hard since the environment is very dynamic.
I was experimenting with a new lighting style/technique for a completely different look. Most of the time I would have a very dark shot with the background falling off into darkness. This time I wanted to do some thing more interesting an use high key light. I used two Hensel Integra 500 w/s lights and Canon 580 EX. The lovely subject was lit completely from behind. No light was in front of the model. I wanted to have the light wrap around her legs, to give a glowing edge effect. To get this effect I used a large diffusion panel between the subject and the light source. I wanted to place a reflector over the camera to bounce back some light to fill the subject, but I did not have the time.