6 May 2011

Look For A Different View!

So one thing I like to do is find a different way of looking at a scene that's been done a thousand times before. Reflections, unusual angles, or just the videographers LCD screen! Hope his work isn't copyrighted, or he may sue me for using his material, even if it is just a fraction of a fraction of a second...

5 May 2011

Sometimes you have to get down and dirty!

In this case it was down on my belly in the aisle of a packed church with people looking at me funny... but I got the shot I wanted!

Note to self: humility is good for me.

3 May 2011

Cafe Riche at Night

I took this a while back on a Canon 350D and the kit lens in crazy low light, hand held. It came out a lot sharper than I anticipated. It's a late night bar on the western side of Church Square in Pretoria, South Africa.

24 Apr 2011

Ibanez Acoustic Bass Guitar - 1

After putting it off for the longest time I finally got to start regular practice with my bass and  I suddenly realised why I wanted an acoustic bass instead of a regular electric bass. It's the sound you see, it's just more organic somehow, even when plugged in. Love it!

23 Apr 2011

How to deal with heavy back-lighting.

Leave the camera on auto and you will end up with an unattractive, boring, black silhouette every time. Take a test shot, check it out on the cameras LCD screen, adjust exposure compensation to overexpose, re-shoot, check LCD screen, readjust exposure compensation to taste, re-shoot and voila! Easy peasy!

Nikon D90, Nikon 35mm f1.8DX, 1/160s, f2.8, aperture priority, +4 exposure compensation, edited in Corel Paintshop Pro X3.

9 Apr 2011

The Death of my Ibanez RM80 Mixer

After many years of faithful service my ancient mixer accidently toppled off a table during a gig and landed on the floor with predictable results. Because it is so old nobody even wants to look at it for repairs so I had to go and get a new mixer... boohoo, and sob!

But the upside is that I could now use it for some photographic fun! Yay!

First the original pic:

Then I got to messing about with the Virtual Photographer plugin in Corel Paintshop Pro X3:

Groovy Baby, Yeah!

1 Apr 2011

Pretoria Skyline

After an absence of a few weeks I feel I need to post something quickly while I have a few minutes to spare. I have been on the road and generally just too busy to get to the blog and will probably be in the same state of being for a couple of weeks more. Please forgive me and enjoy this pic of my hometown of Pretoria.

Ciao, and see you soon!

16 Mar 2011

Old Ford

From a wedding I shot this last weekend:

I just love these vintage cars and I often wish someone would produce cars this shape today with a modern engine. But then it probably wouldn't have the same soul that these genuine oldies have.

Nikon D90, Nikon 35mm f1.8DX.

8 Mar 2011

I know which one I like...

...but which one do you prefer and why?

Maybe you could also share what you might have done differently.

1 Mar 2011

Promotional Photo for a Cover Band

As briefly mentioned in the comments here, yours truly can sometimes be found crooning cover versions of Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. in restaurants, pubs and other shady joints. Above is a self portrait of myself and Ben trying to look "album coverish/promotional posterish" and failing miserably... oh well, at least we have fun!

Another from the archives!

Another one from a few years back that I thought would be worth reposting. Anyone know what kind of bird this is? I used to know...

Nikon F801s, Tamron 100-300 zoom, Fuji Superia 200.