Articles - Lighting
Brent Pearson's Off-Camera Flash Workshop
Last Sunday I attended the first session of Brent Pearson's latest workshop, this time covering off-camera flash, and shooting environmental or landscape-based portraits. Now, I am not new to shooting landscapes, models or using off-camera lighting, but I always like to attend such workshops, as it rounds out my knowledge and experience, and I get [ continue reading ]
This morning I took some friends from my camera club to Turimetta on Sydney's northern beaches. Some had not shot seascapes (or shot them much), so were keen to try upon my offer. Unfortunately my wish for a good sky this morning yet again did not come true; the sky was plain and very bright [ continue reading ]
I had another portrait session today. One of the models I photographed was Jess. We decided to do a sexy/sultry theme, and she worked hard, struck some great poses and allowed me to capture pleasing images. I shot a lot of pictures of Jess, but this one would be one of the stand-out images from [ continue reading ]
Camp Cove Twilight
Most of my outdoor landscape/seascape photography takes place around dawn. Tonight I broke with tradition and shot at dusk. Sure, I am still incredibly fussy about light and tend to avoid the bright, glary stuff which is present for most daylight hours, but dusk produces some pleasing results and is much easier on the system [ continue reading ]
The Making of "Fire or Flood?"
In November of 2009 I attended the first of Brent Pearson's light painting workshops, which consisted of an afternoon of theory, followed by an evening of creative light painting landscape photography. Fire or Flood? was my image of the night, created as a result of a collaborative effort at the capture phase. Here it is [ continue reading ]
The Making of "Drinking Problem"
Some time after I created my image Wine is a Primary Industry, I set out to create a new image, also exploring the theme of liquid in wine glasses, but this time with something more. The result was Drinking Problem. This image took me over three hours to create, as a fair bit of setup [ continue reading ]