Shooting at Night

I had the opportunity to practice some night photography this week. I was afforded the opportunity to head downtown to the city center with my camera and a tripod. Given that night falls earlier now it was still relatively early in the evening so there was plenty of subject matter to capture. Here is a shot of the City Hall

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Shot of the City Hall through the fountain

Of course there are some other things that can be done at night with a slow shutter speed. The next couple of shots were taken at ISO 100 at a 4 second exposure time. It provides a neat effect with the lights forming trails.

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Shot of the Lone Start through the light trails of a City Bus
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Trails of the Trolley turning the corner

Lighting Techiques

I recently attended a workshop on lighting where we worked on a number of techniques to bring out the pictures to their max. Commencing with a simple one light setup we began with the use of a beauty dish above the model and a reflector below. This provided us with catch-lights in our model’s eyes in two places (upper and lower eye). A sample is here with our Model Katlyn.

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Katlyn – Clamshell (Beauty Dish and Reflector) Upper and Lower

The Second setup was similar but we used two Soft Boxes in an horizontal layout. Here the catch-light appeared in two places again however the angle was horizontal this time.

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Next we tried some shots with back-lighting. This was done with a strobe and a blue gel cover to give a blue colour to the image.

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Here is a sample of an image created this way with our model Katlyn.

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Blue Back light on blue hair light image.

Be sure to check out the other shots of Katlyn on my Flickr Site.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

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Commemoration at Skeleton Park

The St Patrick’s Day parade took place this Saturday in Kingston to commemorate the thousands of immigrants to the area who contributed so much to build the city and local infrastructure. The parade commenced at Skeleton Park to City Hall where the parade was met with the Mayor of the City.

Below are a few shots of the parade and members of the Queens University band and Cheer-leading squad.

 

Disney Princess

This past weekend I had the pleasure to work with a number of very talented people. The first was a lovely lady, AsoOmii Jay who was our beautiful princess. Cinderella and her glass slippers.

Makeup and hair were done by Afia B Glam and Style ,Dresses by Style wd Alisha’s .

This was a combination of shoots on black, white and green screen backgrounds. Be sure to look for more edits in the future as I create them.