Miracles in no light

IMG_3929Going for bragging rights here. Sorry but I simply couldn’t resist it. Bagged this shot earlier today. It was a dark wooden door, underneath a staircase, in a dimly lit room. I’ve cropped it and rendered it down, but the original is pin sharp.

The image itself was taken on my 5DmkII with the EF 70-200 f2.8L IS lens. ISO 6400, f2.8 @ 1/15th, handheld. Yes, really. Surprised even myself with this one.

There was a bit of luminence noise in the RAW file, but Lightroom has done a reasonable job of removing it.

Have fun,

Wedding Seminar, Day 1

IMG_3882Yesterday was an amazing and eye opening day. It really challenged my photographic knowledge, skills and pre-conceptions. The biggest thing for me was linking everything I’d learnt before together and more importantly, when to ignore that knowledge and to have the confidence and conviction to try something out, solve the puzzle and make it work. In hindsight a lot of the technique is blindingly obvious which probably makes it significantly harder to realise.

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Wedding Belles

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now. Hasn’t happened before mainly because I simply didn’t know what to put into it. Still don’t to be brutally honest so we’ll see where we end up.

Anyway, the reason behind this post is that I’m off on a four day wedding seminar next week. Should be a really good event too as it covers all apects of the industry from technique to processing to products, to pricing to marketing to running  the business itself. Continue reading Wedding Belles »