So I thought that these images could be used for my lit portrait part however after talking to my tutor today because of the focus and definition of these shots they would work better for fashion head shots.
Im going to explore a lit shot that isn’t studio based, expanding into the realms of environmental portrait.
However I’m still going to try and shoot a full length fashion shoot when I’m back home in Yorkshire.
I still cant decide between black and white or colour, so I’ll leave them sat together, so I don’t have to make a decision.
I know this isn’t perfect but its a start.
This was in Bodmin last night, it was a pretty dry and clear night ( Ive been waiting for a night like this for well over a month) looked to be a new moon as well so there was no natural light pollution coming from the moon. Unfortunately there was light pollution coming from a few cars so thats why there is a light patch on the horizon.
It started of difficult as my shutter release device broke on me, so for an hour and twenty minutes I pressed the shutter every thirty seconds, so thats why the trail isnt completely straight!
At the end I started to fill in the tree’s with a speed-light with a green filter to pick up the foreground.
I’m going back tonight to try again and hopefully get a better horizon as I’m not too happy with the composition of this photo, (added element of it being pitch black makes impossible to see what your doing)
Im so miffed I missed the north star, its my aim tonight to get the north star in my photograph.
Working on a previous shoot I have done with Sally, I wanted to develop further into the field of fashion head shots. I Started with a similar look nude and natural look like last time to switching it up with a heavy aqua grunge makeup.
Will be uploading colour ones soon I just want to make some adjustments but here is a quick black and white edit for you lovely people.
Pure Underwater Rugby Club is the first UK Underwater Rugby club started on 19th September 2013.
It is played under water in a swimming pool of 3.5m to 5m.
Goals (Heavy metal buckets) are placed either side of the pool. Tow teams made up of 6 players try score by sending a negatively buoyant ball (Filled with salt water) into the opponents goal.
To protect the goal a member of the team, sits onto of the buckets and frantically thrash about to make it difficult to score a goal.
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This was by far the most Quirky event I have ever photographed.
Locals of Ottery carry the annual tradition of racing through the town with flaming tar barrels on their shoulders.
If you are born and raised in St Mary’s then you earn the right to participate in this event.
The way it’s set up is throughout the town, specific points (usually pubs) are chosen. A new barrel is set ablaze and the chosen locals run in any direction, racing through the crowds (whom move surprisingly fast to dodge the flaming balls of fire)
Why? This is a tradition the town has held annually for centuries and of course the origins of the beautifully bizarre event are unknown, but many suggestions have ben thrown out there from the villagers try to cast out evil lingering spirits from the town, to the warning that the spainsih armada was approaching (1605)
I plan to go back next year, with a better development in photography skills but mainly just to go back and see the event again!
Tried my hand at sports photography last weekend and it’s safe to say I loved it.
I’ve photographed the rugby a couple of times before that but I was using a standard 70-300
So after a long debate with myself I decided to make the most of the photography store I have access to at universty and booked out a big 300 lense and I can dramatically see the difference in quality between these and my older images.
One image even made it into the local news paper
check it out
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As promised earlier I did say I photographed a music event, it was my first time working a music gig and I tried to stick to the no flash, first 3 songs industry standard.