Tag Archives: d800

Sorry, been facing more pressing issues.

Hello again, sorry I’ve been away. It’s just that sometimes things come up that force you to take sometime away form the things that you love. It’s not that I haven’t been shooting, it’s just the time it takes to process the images to my satisfaction and then compose something worth your time and if I cannot give it my fullest attention, I will let it stew. With that said . . .

The one hundredth anniversary of Selfridge Air Nation Guard Base occurred this summer and I did take the day to watch the Thunderbirds perform there. In photographing subjects such as flying insects, birds and especially aircraft you are hoping for good weather conditions, a great position and finally target anticipation, or having a good idea your subject is coming from/going to. With photographing the Thunderbirds in their F-16’s you have to balance out a fast enough ISO to freeze the action (if that is what your goal is) is a high shutter speed along with a reasonable f-stop for a good depth of field. When everything comes together you get great shots with wonderful detail.

A five plane formation

The USAF Thunderbirds.

 

 

 

Thunderbird jets make a pass at an air show

The USAF Thunderbirds make a pass.

Four Thunderbirds flying in diamond formation

The US Air Force’s Thunderbirds over Selfridge.

Posted in Events, Selfridge Air Show, Uncategorized Also tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Last minute call for help.

While making one of my many late night, last minute trips to the hardware store for additional supplies during my kitchen remodel, I got a call from the Pattie the owner of Strongheart Yoga, a studio I belong to, asking if I would be available to do a photo shoot the next morning. Apparently the photographer she had hired came down with the flu and she was under a time crunch with the web developer to get photos to finish the new website. Did I already have work planned the next morning in the kitchen, sure, but I welcomed the challenge. And challenging it was.

Pattie sent me a shot list and it turned out it this would include some of the students being used as models. This concerned me due to the lighting in the lighting in the studio, which of course is very low (it’s a yoga studio). For the models, I didn’t want to use a flash, as it would be too harsh and the studio is small so I didn’t have a lot of room to for soft boxes. So I ended up using a hand-held clamp light and shot at 1600 ISO.

I normally shoot in RAW but, the Webmaster was going to do the post processing and they requested jpeg files, which made the turn around time quicker for the model shots. I had a second session shooting the still life shots, which I shot in RAW and did the processing in Adobe Lightroom.

Check out my work: http://www.strongheartyoga.com/ and maybe come on down and take a class.

Namaste

 

Posted in Projects Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |