Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Last week, Fisherking had a gig at The Brass Monkey. And I thought it might be the perfect opportunity to practice shooting with my 50mm f1.4 in low lighting. It’s a new lens to me and I’ve been trying to work on my general photography skills a bit more lately (I’m even taking a lesson next week!)
So, I gave it a go. (I know, that was so Aussie of me to say!). And I was relatively happy with the results. Findings include:
- Obviously it’s much easier to shoot objects that aren’t moving. Which isn’t really an issue in natural daylight.
- Photographing musicians while they are moving all over the place is tricky. Especially when there is an audience in your way.
- Photos in low lighting can actually look GOOD! If you do it right.
Here is a selection of the best shots from the night. They’re ok, but I still need a lot of practice. Especially considering these are 20 shots out of practically 300! And I didn’t even bring my flash…geez Lisa.
Obviously I’m biased to the frontman :) But in all honesty the other guys were really hard to shoot! The angle wasn’t right, and they move around a lot more than Sam. I guess because he stands relatively still in front of the microphone, it makes it easier to get a clear shot of him. Hmmmm…with practice I suppose….
Thanks for putting up with my experiments. And if anyone has advice on shooting in low light with a prime lens (or with a flash), hit me with it!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I snapped these photos the other morning and thought I'd try a faded, desert- inspired color treatment for them. I think I like it! What do you think?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Apache Rose is a new store in Cronulla from Kirsty Parnell, a super talented jewelry designer known for her label barton & bell. Her and her mother opened the shop to feature unique gifts, jewels, clothes, homewares and so many other things from around the globe. One of my favorite treasures though is the collection of artwork in the shop. They showcase these beautiful paintings from Mexico and also works from Catherine Campbell. She is a Melbourne based artist with some serious talent. Here are some of my favorites, but visit her shop or blog to see even more inspiring things.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Phew! This week flew by! It was such a good one, so that's no surprise. Between booking our flights to the US for Christmas, winning the Design*Sponge book, getting a GIANT box of surprises from my Mom in the mail and enjoying the photos I took of Benson last weekend, I have been one happy girl :)
I hope you have all had a wonderful week as well and are making exciting plans for the weekend! Spring has sprung here in Oz, so excuse me while I enjoy the sun and spend zero time in front of the computer...
I've been pinning all sorts of spring looks lately. I can't seem to get away from the chic shorts/tunic combo...
It's time for all of the new fall TV shows to start in the US, which means new HIMYM and Modern Family episodes. They are my favorites! This new show Up All Night looks funny too. Might have to add it to my list...
These cosmetics cases from Cath Kidston are just perfectly pretty and girly.
(via The Daily Spark)
A very cool online planner.
I'm constantly checking Sarah Beth's pet photography blog. She's a great photographer, but her joy sessions are TEAR JERKERS. My goodness. It's such a beautiful idea, but I just don't know how she does it without soaking her camera in tears :(
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Well, I hope you are ready for some cuteness. Because as promised, here are the photos from our weekend with Benson the Groodle.
HAHA! Is that a teddy bear?!
Thanks to Mitch and Lauren for trusting us with your pup. And for letting me exploit his cuteness :)