Day 337 of 365

Twirly

Twirly

Camera club outing – topic – twirly.

This is an art piece at city hall – a distorted door, etc.
On suggestion of Mark, a fellow clubber, & remembering Freeman Patterson’s penchant for it, I set a long exposure and twirled the camera. Not enough exposure, so I added a flash at the end to brighten things up.

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Day 326 of 365

Photojournalism class again.
The challenge – go out to the market area and work on the aspect of color as a cohesive element in producing a photo story.
45 minutes of walking got these images.
I like the 1st one the best – a bunch of happy folk out for an evening on the town. Once your target is relaxed & in a mood, seize the moment.

Day 323 of 365

Of Burning Empires

Of Burning Empires

Spent an ‘interesting’ time taking in Jaz & Robin’s heavy metal band, “Of Burning Empires”, at Mavericks on Rideau St. Hard to tell if the singers of this type of music have sore throats are will have. 😉
Also got to practice my photojournalism assignment – add motion to the image. Will use rear curtain for the flash next time.

Day 319 of 365

Zoom flash

Zoom flash

Second class for Photojournalism.
The idea is to add dynamism to normal portraits.

Assignment: shoot one picture of subject using last week’s guidelines, reduce shutter speed and make necessary adjustments – then shoot again introducing motion. The subject must be in a dark spot. Set focus to manual. The flash will freeze the subject while ambient lighting illuminates the background.

Day 316 of 365

The groom

The groom

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Marcus, dad & mom – Shawn & Lisa.
Dom & dad, Stan. (Just added the mother of the bride with Shawn – Dom’s cousin.)

Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee
September 29, 2013

 

The bride

The bride

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Mother of the Bride

 

Day 312 of 365

Flash fill

Flash fill

Started a course geared toward Photojournalism – held at La Petite Mort gallery.
First night, after introductory remarks, dealt with balancing ambient light with flash.
The aim is to provide just enough fill so the viewer cannot tell that flash was used.

The next few postings will highlight our 5 days in Nashville as we attended Dom and Marcus’ wedding.

Day 297 of 365

Smoke

Smoke

No self respecting set of images is complete without a puff of smoke.
Snooted flash, high beam flashlight, silver reflector, ISO 6400, f8, 1/250.
4 incense sticks stuck in a potato for stability, shoot until the rain forced me inside.
Add a bit of luck & the stew is done.