Friday, October 28, 2011

Soft kitty...

warm kitty. Little ball of fur.

If you havn't noticed already. I love playing with light, and through the University of Waterloo Photography Club (UWPC) I have access to some very powerful strobes. The club has several AleinBees strobes that are available for rent to its members. They also use them at their meetups.

I was recently asked to set up some lighting for a model who volunteered for the meet in return for photos for a portfolio. I thought I would share how I accomplished this photo.

Canon EOS 7D
Canon 70-200mm f/4L
1/250, ISO 100, f/18, 180mm
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Read more about this shot after the jump.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Flash! Ah-Ah!

Savior of the universe!

And now I cant get Queen out of my head...

Flashes or speedlites can be fast, but how fast, and what's the point?

Canon EOS 7D
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
2/1, ISO 400, f/20

Fast enough. Welcome to the fast paced world of High Speed Photography.

More after the jump.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Big Picture

Probably the worst part about shooting any event (for me at least) is wading through all the pictures I`ve captured and I realize exactly how trigger happy I sometimes am. Fortunately, sometimes when shooting away you capture a moment whose significance is not completely clear (that is, until the dust settles).

Canon EOS 7D
Canon 200mm f/2.8
1/160, ISO 100, f/2.8

It ends up being like one of those annoying 2000 piece puzzles where every piece looks exactly the same. But once you put them all together it's beautiful.

More after the jump.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Life Without Technicolor

Ever think that your photo might look better in Black and White only to make the conversion and drain your photo of any dynamic or pop? Well those days are over thanks to NIK software and their Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture plugin Silver Effects Pro.

Canon EOS 60D
Canon 50mm f/1.4
1/50, ISO 400, f/1.4

Want to see and read more? After the jump.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Regaining my (in)sanity!

Oh man has it been a while!

A long, busy summer meant this photog was all work no play! With little free time I had few real opportunities for creative photography let alone blogging! But now that the cold seems to have come back its time for me to curl up infront of my computer and play catchup!

Tonight's job- recapturing my sanity, with a little insanity?

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Canon 5D mkII
Canon 17-40mm f/4L
1/6, f/4, ISO 100, -1EV

More after the jump.