Photography, Damien Lovegrove, video, LUMEN, Lovegrove

A few weeks ago my good friend #damien_lovegrove asked me if I would have a look at his new video Lumen before it was released and give him my feedback.

Having watched it through several times both before and after release I have to say it is
one of the best lighting on location videos currently available.

Damien has an easy going style and communicates what he wants to shoot and how he proposes to light it very effectively. Most of the time he uses just one or two flash heads from the Godox range. Within the video are many useful tips on how to position the lights, posing the model, the choice of aperture and how to balance the flash with the ambient light available.

I don't think it ever hurts to watch another photographer at work, you can always learn something.
If you're new to using flash or just want a better insight into using flash on location this is a great video to have available on your tablet or phone.

Available to download now it costs GBP 65, euro 75 or USD 77.

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Photography, Travel, The Monday Picture

No: 422 The Arch and beyond

I took this one sunny Sunday morning in early October 2015 when I was reviewing the then new #leica_s (typ 007), this has a CMOS sensor replacing the CCD sensor in earlier models. Leica choose to continue with a 37MP sensor when both Hasselblad and Phase One had set their lowest resolution at 50MP. The Leica S is an excellent camera, medium format in a DSLR format, the lenses are superb and it handles beautifully.

Read my review on my website

Camera settings: ISO 400, 1/60, f11, Summarit-S 70mm ASPH CS

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Photography, nouw30daychallenge

DAY 1

Back in December I took part in a Seven days seven black & white photos challenge. I don't normally shoot much B&W so this was quite an interesting challenge for me. The good part was no people and no explanations so I could shoot anything I wanted. However it was only a couple of weeks before Christmas and I had a broken collarbone and couldn't hold a camera to my eye so had to rely on the iPhone 7.

The first shot is as you can see of an apple. I'm not going to tell you the theme but you're welcome to try and work it out as the week progresses.

This post is part of the nouw.com/nouw30daychallenge

You can find other blog posts by hitting this link #nouw30daychallenge Please come back tomorrow to see Day 2 of my B&W challenge.


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Photography, nouw30daychallenge

BEST FOOT FORWARD

Today is the first day of the nouw.com/nouw30daychallenge and also my first proper blog.
I've imported a few from my old WP blog that was used primarily for #the_monday_picture that I have been producing for several years. Today's was No: 420 of the official TMP although it had been going for a couple of years prior to that to a very small number of family and friends.

Over the thirty days the #nouw30daychallenge is running I hope to tell you a bit more about me, what I do and why.

I've been a photographer since I was about eight when I got a camera for Christmas like a lot of photographers.

A complete failure to secure a job as a trainee photographer at the local newspaper and a couple of studios saw me go in a different direction and to cut a very long story down to size I ended up working for the BBC in Birmingham working as a sound engineer on studio television drama and light entertainment.
I was also fortunate to work on a lot of outside broadcast programmes. I stayed in Birmingham for seven years before moving back to Norwich in Norfolk to work for Anglia Television an independent television company making programmes for the ITV network.

I had been back in Norwich for less than a week when I had one of my photos printed the full width of the newspaper page in black and white, colour had yet to arrive in newsprint. From 1981 to 1999 I worked full time as a sound engineer and maximum part time as a photographer. They were busy times but I loved it.

Come back tomorrow for the next instalment.

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Photography
No: 420 At the water's edge

At the water's edge

Holkham beach at the edge of the water
The tide here goes out a long way, to get to the sea we had to walk probably over 500 metres.

Taken on the Fuji X-T2 & Fujinon 35mm f1.4 lens - ISO5200, 1/8000, f3.2.
I'm still discovering just what this camera os capable of but so far I'm very pleased.

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The Monday Picture
No 419 Galloping

Morning gallop

Another from our recent trip up to the North Norfolk coast, taken on Holkham beach.
The sand is being blown across the beach and that is why it appears to be in lines. It was exceptionally cold, it may only have been 3 degrees Centigrade but the wind chill dragged the temperature much lower. But is a beautiful sunny morning.

Taken on the Fuji X-T2 & Fujinon 35mm f1.4 lens - ISO200, 1/800, f5.6. I am really pleased with the quality of the image particularly as this is only 10% of the full frame.

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The Monday Picture
No: 418 Frozen creek

frozen creekIn the days between Christmas and New Year we went up to Holkham, it was bitterly cold but bright. As you can see the water in the creek, left when the tide went out has frozen.

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