With a make shift studio and some budget continuous lighting you can pull off something pretty decent. These were the first set of shots I took for Giancarlo Arcieri after watching build this violin from the start to finish which in itself was a great experience to watch and getting the document it made it all that much better.
Another shot from the first roll of Kodak 2238 I shot and it seemed way underexposed, so I rescanned it and with lightroom magic, I was able to somewhat save the shot.
Both images consist of four separate shots from my Iphone that I stitched together in Lightroom. I posted the first one a few days ago and the second one I took on Monday morning.
I realize I need to be shooting portraits more consistently to figure out my style, I would like to shot more creative portraits in the style of Sails Chong or Lindsey Adler.
I want out early this week with some coworkers to get their portraits using the natural light available before I brought out my flash.
If you happen to be reading post give and you’re interested in getting some portraits done shot me a message. I still agree with most photographers that gear doesn’t matter and you can make it work with what you have, but I need to upgrade my portrait lens if I’m going to make this a viable source of income.
Camera : Canon 5D Mark III
Lens : Canon 70-200 F4 non-is
I posted the unedited version of this shot on Instagram yesterday, but I felt it could use a wee bit of tweaking to get what I actually saw out of it. Basic jpeg scan on a Plustek 8200i and edited in Photoshop with the Camera Raw feature and messing around with the Gradient tool with some pallets I had saved. All in all I like the unedited film version but I’m personally partial to a bit more contrast in my images.
Camera : Canon AE1
Film : Kentmere Pan 400
This seagull let me get right up in its personal space to get the shot I thought it wanted to get its portrait taken.
Sometimes you just need to sit, smoke a cigarette and check your social media.
For a ugly building the Oculus has a beautiful way of shaping the light.
We were having some fun making the violin levitate for the camera.
Was out and about with Mr. Lorenzo Mitil yesterday and ended up north of Houston Street which I never do because I’m my opinion it is boring and there is nothing to photograph and I might have wee bit wrong, but I will still stand behind my original opinion.
This Canon is getting close to retirement and the decision on the next camera to replace it hasn’t been the easiest to make, switching when you have built up a few lenses and you know the camera in and out is hard especially when you aren’t someone who has money to burn, but when need to upgrade to keep up with the times, you need to make sure what you get is going to be able to cover all aspects of what you doing and I’m one of the people who believe gear doesn’t matter and this is truer then anything, but the clients you might deal with don’t believe it and it’s cheaper in the long run to get what will eventually make you the most on a return for your investment. With all the being said I’m partial to shooting some video every now and then and the Sony A7R III is looking pretty good right now.
Shot on Cinestill BwXX after scanning I had to bring into Lightroom for a bit dodging and burning to get what I wanted.
I wanted to take a fancy shot for the Liver Bashers social media that was a bit different from the shots we normally post on our Instagram. So I grab a glass from a set Lorenzo Mitil gave me and stacked up some scotch tape to prop up the glass and with a wee bit of Photoshop magic, some color correction in Lightroom Mobile and Bobs your Uncle.