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
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.
Had the opportunity to shoot with two lovely ladies on the weekend. With both some studio shots and some from outside we had a great time. Thanks to Sandra for setting up the shoot and our lovely models Gracie and Danae.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a sample of an image created this way with our model Katlyn.
Be sure to check out the other shots of Katlyn on my Flickr Site.
I just upgraded to Photoshop CC and decided to pull up some older photos to see what I could do with them. I also found a couple of free Photoshop Actions (www.panosfx.com) that provided some really interesting effects. These photos were done using some of those actions.
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.
Today’s theme: In the air. This shot of a hockey ball that belongs to Ollie. He saw it under the futon and wanted it almost to the point of crawling under the futon to get it. My daughter pulled it out and tossed it in the air. So I figured…why not add this to the Project as the “In the Air” shot.
The sky today had no clouds…unfortunately when that is the case in winter time no clouds is usually accompanied by cold temperatures. Today was no different. The mercury plunged to a frosty -30º Celcius. Needless to say I stepped outside for only a moment to capture this shot of the blue sky.