Geek Chic Shoot

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My first shoot of the year …. experimenting with a bit of ‘ringflash’ to give that evenly lit, lovely glow … my lovely friend Ashley soon got into action and rocked up in geek punk outfit, complete with chocololly and geek goggles! It was great fun …. will be posting more shots soon 🙂_SJH8549

Advertising Shoot for new MOVband Activity Monitor


Well, as you probably know… its been raining!! Raining, raining, and then a bit more rain!! This was not looking good for about outdoors advertising Photography shoot for Fit For Future Ltd.

FFF are launching the new MOVband Activity Monitor here in the uk, and needed some outdoor activity shots to show it at work. Well, Monday came and the skies turned blue! (phew) So out we set to a local park to show the Movband being put to the test!

For this shoot i was armed with my faithful Nikon D3, my 105mm Macro F2.8 and my lens for all 24-70mm F2.8. Lighting was my new Rllinchrom Quadra kit, 2 packs and 2 heads, 1 open and 1 with a small soft box.

Hope you can see how the flash gives the images that extra ‘kick’ … colours zing out…. all in all! pleased! Hope you like! 🙂

Pic of the Day ~ 27th Sept 2011


Todays Pic of the Day… Simple…. because its my beautiful daughter in all her innocence!  Playing in the woods and ran over to me whilst i was about to take a shot…. i quickly turned the camera skywards and this is the shot. Bless you Daisy Pie 🙂 x

Wireless Speedlights


Well, here are the results of my first play with wireless flash. I hooked up 2 Nikon SB800 Flash units onto some small light stands with my great new fold out softboxes… All was quite straightforward…. only limiting factor is that you have to angle the flash to make sure its ‘infrared’ sensor window can see the SU800 commander on top of your camera… if it can’t – NO flash!

I am really pleased with the ease of use, portability and quality of light you can get using this set up … throw them into Lightroom and job done! 🙂

 

The Harvey Juniors are both great guinea pig models and always on hand for a bit of camera fun…! 😦

I love this shot of Daisy, she has such a great sense of humour in front of the camera…. her ‘casual’ expression and mad pose looks brilliant! Go Daisy! 😉

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This is my fave shot! Love Daisy’s body language and face in the background! Gabe doesn’t seem to be noticing her annoyance at the amount of time he has been on!

 

 

 

Wireless Speedlights – Strobist Softbox Technique Tutorial


YouTube – Strobist Softbox Technique Tutorial.

http://www.youtube.com/v/w0g63DggyzQ

Ok, so for a while i have wanted to use my speedlights a bit more creatively, so I bought the Nikon SU800 Commander which allows me to control as many speedlights as i like remotely. I invested in a couple of popout softboxes and off i went…. straight round to my kids and got them on the trampoline to see what we could get!

Watch this space….

Flower Power!


My new girl Lis, is somewhat of the ‘green fingered’ type, and whenever i popped round throughout the summer, was often pottering about in her garden planting , watering or shaping something … i grabbed ye old Nikon Macro 105mm f2.8VR and started snapping …and loved it! I’ve not really done much close up stuff, but i do enjoy the abstract shapes and textures plants and flowers give when seen under close quarters! I think you will agree, some of the colours are stunning! a lot of these images are from Capel Manor Gardens near me in Enfield…. Stunning!Lisi's back garden

Canal side Capers with my new Lumix


Well, its been a while since i posted anything here, simply because i have been too busy! 🙂

So excuse the dates all being off from the actual events, but thought it best to get it all done and up, out the way before its the end of the year! wow, this year has flown!!!!!

Anyway, this little update involves my new Panasonic Lumix snapper i wanted to test out!

I’m only 10 mins from the canal side, so took advantage of the weather and got on my bike for a 26 mile ride from Enfield to Hoddesden and took a few snaps on the way with the Lumix. My main reason for wanting this camera was for casual days out like this where i wanted to get some good ‘snaps’ but them still be crisp and of good quality… The Lumix has a Leica lens so i was interested to see how it compared … in all honesty i think its only ‘ok’. Thats more down to ‘noisy’ sensor than the lens quality …. its fine in bright weather but anything 800 iso above gets reeeeeeally fuzzy!

Still, its only a snapper, but at £350 i was actually expecting more…

A Harvey Junior! ;)