Cucumber splash commercial photography


From an early age I think most parents have told their children not to play with their food… I’m glad I’m old enough to break the rules..

Setting the home studio up I had a ‘play’ day where I was testing the limits of my flash duration on my studio lights for future projects.  Throwing objects into a tank of water was a great way of testing the flashes to see if i could freeze the motion of both the falling object and the splashes that they created.  It was lots of fun but not without its’ problems.

If anybody wants to know how to shoot these type of images please drop me a line.

Heres one of my favourites.

…i now just need to find out where I put the goldfish…

Canon 5D Mk3 with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II. 1/160s @ f10 at ISO640.

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Camera equipment for sale


Hey all

Time for a clean out so I’ve got some photography equipment for sale so please check the individual items and send me a message or an email if you are interested. 

CANON 20D with Canon EF-S f/3.5-5.6 kit lens: http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/canon-20d-with-canon-ef-s-18-55mm-f35-56-kit-lens/1076991265

CANON EOS 40D body with Canon BG-E2 battery grip: 
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/genuine-canon-eos-40d-body-only-with-genuine-canon-bg-e2-battery-grip/1076760984

CANON ET 1000 N3 10m extension cable: 
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/canon-et-1000-n3-10m-extension-cable/1076968202

SMARTDISK Flashtrax XT40GB portable harddrive:http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/smartdisk-flashtrax-xt-40-gb-portable-harddrive-media-player-usb-20/1076763033

4 x INTERFIT Stellar X 600W studio lights with accessories:

I’ve split this kit into two lots of 2 lights:

One set here: http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/2-x-interfit-stellar-x-600w-lights-with-studio-accessories/1076983782

and the other here: http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/2-x-interfit-stellar-x-600w-lights-with-studio-accessories/1077602407

If you are interested in these or making me a sensible offer on anything please drop me a line.

Many thanks

Ian

147/365 Large Skipper butterfly


As it was forecast to be dry (at last!) and fairly calm last night, I decided to go out and try and find some butterflies.  Within about 5 minutes I found this Large Skipper on a Self-heal flower.

Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus, Herefordshire, July, 2012.
Canon 5d mk3 with Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens and flash setup.

121/365 Orchid III


Another image from my session with my kitchen orchid.  I like this zoomed out version as much as the close up ones from my previous posts.

Canon 1D MkIV with Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro and Elinchrom Quadra with softbox
 

120/365 Orchid II


Todays image is another version of my orchid photograph from the studio session the other day.

Canon 1D MkIV with Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro and Elinchrom Quadra with softbox.

 

118/365 Orchid


I bought some new portable studio lights last week and have just been able to start playing with them. First test subject was the ‘kitchen’ orchid. Messing around with high key images today, I really like the overall effect of this. It would look great as a canvas! Any takers?

Canon 1D MkIV with Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro and Elinchrom Quadra with softbox.

087/365 Oak tree and acorn


Todays image is a bit different from my usual photography.  This is a concept I’ve had in my head for some while now and have finally just finished it.  This image is manipulated from 6 other images and blended together in photoshop.  I have taken all of the images needed at my studio.  I wanted to show the symbolic meaning of how an acorn can grow into a mighty oak. 

Canon 1D MkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4 L lens (for tree) and Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro lens (for acorn). 

This image can be viewed larger by clicking on the image or can be viewed at istock here: