I have been debating the purchase of a light box for some time to better accomplish product, still life and macro photography. I finally took the plunge and bought the PixaPro Foldable LED Light Box.
The unit is easy to erect and fold away, and having the built in LED panel extremely convenient to use, particularly as the lighting is dimmable.
Early trials are very promising and I’m looking forward to getting more creative with a variety of subjects.
I recently enjoyed another studio workshop day organised by Tony Bramley of The Light Academy, this time to try out the continuous studio lighting kit from Interfit (see HERE).
I must say that the continuous lights make it so much easier to set up the various lighting effects on the model, in this case the delightful Amy, a stylish grunge chick.
A very rewarding day during which I learnt a lot about an unfamiliar genre. I’m seriously considering purchasing the kit.
Sad to see the online gallery Leica Fotopark closing as it reinvents itself into we not what as yet. Former users have been recommended to use the curated galleries of Leica Fotografie International (LFI) and I’m delighted that having made the transition the image below has been chosen by the site editors to appear in the ‘Leica Master Shots’ gallery.
It has been a good start to the year as another of my images was published in the Leica Society Magazine this quarter.
Under pressure from colleagues to join them on wildlife shoots I have now invested in a Sigma 150-600 Sport lens for my Nikons. It’s a heavy beast but very well built, so should hopefully take a few knocks out there in the wild.
I was quite impressed with the results from my first outing, but not with the lack of wildlife. This was my best, and only shot.
The original plan was to confine the imagery on this site to monochrome and to post colour images to an alternative site, but this has proved too unwieldy and so today I have relaunched the site with an all new colour section, which I hope you will enjoy.
As with the original site, it will be updated periodically with new images, so please call in again to browse the galleries.
In early November I was fortunate to spend a few days in the beautiful city of Lyon in France, travelling from the UK by rail.
It was a great experience despite some indifferent weather that limited my photography.
It is certainly on my list to pay a return visit and to extensively photograph the amazing architecture which ranged from the ancient Old Town, now a World Heritage Site to the ultra modern as typified by the Musee du Confluences pictured below.
I can thoroughly recommend it as a destination.
I enjoyed a brilliant day out in London exploring Brutalist Architecture with professional photographer and guide Tony Bramley of Light Academy Training ( lightacademy.co.uk ). We visited some great locations including Barbican Centre, Western Rise Development, The Brunswick Centre and SOAS Building London University. The harsh bright sunlight proved ideal for architectural photography providing us with plenty of deep shadows and bright highlights.
I’m looking forward to another outing with colleagues to further explore the genre.
You can see more of my shots HERE.
After the hustle and bustle of Canary Wharf it’s hard to find a greater contrast than a sunny day on the banks of the Orwell watching and photographing the Pin Mill Barge Race.
If you like ‘street photography’ or ‘architecture’ then Canary Wharf has to be a great location for a shoot, but best contact the information centre and get a free permit just to cover yourself, then stick to the rules.
Spent a great day out on Saturday 8th August with a colleague at the Knights Tournament held in Framingham Castle. An early start saw us gain entry before the crowds and gave ample opportunity to chat to and photograph the various participants, all in their authentic costume.
The blazing hot sunshine soon brought out the crowds which helped to boost the atmosphere as the tournament proper began.
Who’d be a knight with over 5 stones of chain mail and armour to cope with in that heat!
A repeat of this event is definitely one for the diary.