Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jay and Crystals engagement session

Day 20 I had the honor of shooting a really great couples engagement session this afternoon. We had a great time, and got some really good shots. I am excited to be able to shoot their wedding in December. They are so much fun, and a great couple.

#19 Commercial Job

Ok, I admit that its not a really artistic piece, but the art pieces don't pay the bills.  This is a picture I shot of some scanning equipment for a commercial equipment.  The job was a challange, and I did learn from it, which was the intent of this project.  It took some creativity to light it evenly, and a bit of photoshop to make it really work.

Photo lit with two 500 watt photoflood bulbs, exposure, f 8, 1/250 sec.

#18 Cherries, black and white

I was inspired by a post on Scott Bournes blog to shoot a picture of some fruit.  I wanted to do something a little different.  We always expect cherries to be their bright red color, so I decided to do a black and white of cherries.  It gives you a different look at a familiar object.

Friday, November 6, 2009

# 17 Health?

This picture is another I took for the stock agencies I work with.  I call it "Health?" because it asks if the methods we take to stay healthy, are really all that good for us.  Healthcare is huge business and every day we are being told we need this pill, or that pill.  Do we really?

ISO 100, f8, 1/30 sec.  Lit by two 500 watt photoflood hotlights.

#16 Cookies for Santa

I have been playing in the product studio for the last couple of days, shooting some shots for stock use.  I had this idea a couple of days ago after commenting on a forum thread in the b school (an online photographers community) where someone asked some questions about food photogrpahy.  I must admit, the best part was eating my subject when I was done!!!

ISO 100, f8, 1/30 sec  Lit by two 500 watt photoflood hotlights.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

# 15 Ferns and Clover

I love the deep green colors here with the palm leaves against the clover groundcover behind it.  This was shot in deep shade, so I got a wonderful soft light.  I love how much depth of field I was able to get on this shot.

ISO 100  f 32  esposure 3 seconds, tripod mounted, sigma 28-80 macro lens.  In photoshop I punched up saturation, contrast, adjusted hue, and brightness.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Image #14 Shoot the Moon

One more astrophotography picture.  Jessica Tincopa, a local photogrpaher, asked me a question yesterday about shooting the moon, and I wondered how many other people had that same question, so I posted a shot I took, and the simple formula for a good exposure of the moon.
The rule is the f8 rule.  Set the camera aperture to f8, use shutterspeed nearest the reciporical of the ISO setting.  For example,  if the ISO setting is 100  use 1/100 sec  if the ISO is 200  use 1/250 second 400 ISO use 1/500  etc...  you will end up with a good exposure every time.

Hope this helps you to enjoy taking photos which include the moon in them.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

#13 A try at astrophotography

I'll admit it, I am a nerd, and even worse, I am a science nerd.  I have always been interested in astronomy and have been wanting to give astrophotography a try for some time.  I noticed the clear sky and decided to give it a try.  I set up the big 400mm lens on a tripod and had a go.  I was lucky enough to catch this shot of Jupiter with four of her moons.  How cool is it to look from your planet and see not only another planet, but its moons as well.  Pretty cool.

400mm lens, f5.6, 1 sec exposure, tripod mounted ISO 3200  Color removed in photoshop to correct for chromatic abberation.

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