Week 3 of the Dogwood 52 Challenge was to do an artistic RedShoot. The first thing that sprung to mind was a glass bottle of ketchup and some tomatoes. the more I thought of it the more the image evolved into something completely different involving a red egg cup. Who knew finding a single red egg cup would be so difficult.So as time grew to an end I was forced to return to my previous idea.
Week two of the Dogwood52 challenge was to take a standard landscape photo. I’ve shot a lot of landscapes in and around Dublin but recently when I was doing some commercial work on Fairview I noticed the cranes through the mist and golden sunset.
Over the last year and half my photography has taken a front seat and my blogging and personal projects have taken not even a back seat but a reservation in the waiting room; but with a new year comes a new challenge and that challenge isn’t so much to blog more but to start enjoying my photography more; to stop obsessing over commercial headshots, location visits or even weddings but to take some personal time to rediscover what I love so much about photography.
If there is one thing I believe is that you make your own luck. You achieve your goals and get where you want in life through hard… Read more “Flaming Lucky”
Speak to the bride and groom. This one’s a bit obvious but speaking to the bride and groom helps with the flow of the wedding photography. Where… Read more “Three things to do before Shooting a Wedding”
Most photos of liquids would be back-lit meaning that the liquid is lit up like Broadway. As the neck of the bottle thins the amount of fluid the light travels though lessens meaning that the light is brighter at this point.
For some drinks or liquids this can add to the shot, but what if you don’t want this ?
What if you want the consistency of the liquid to be the same top to bottom?
Anyone who shoots tethered will know the benefits of being able to see real-time results of your photos without depending on the JPG preview on the back of… Read more “The Studio Novice, Home Made Tether Table”
When getting married it is important to know what you want photographed on the special day. Most if not all professional wedding photographers will have a complete… Read more “The Wedding Photography Shot List”
In previous posts I talked about the versatility of shooting using umbrellas and how one light is often all you need.
Over the weekend I did a shoot where simplicity was the key to capturing the shots that would meet the brief.
To do this I set up the shoot with a single reflective umbrella and controlled the shadows using reflectors.
After much delay and frustration primary photography on the short film The Man Who Loved Too Much has finally been completed. Early into the schedule a scene… Read more “The Man Who Loved Too Much Pt. 7”