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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
|For the top two shots I photographed with the Nikon D3s and 24-70mm zoom to get in close. I used a very low angle and had the model lean over as if he was operating.|
|For this portrait I switched to the longer 70-200mm zoom and moved further away.|
Monday, June 27, 2011
|These images were done on the Nikon D700 because of its ability to shoot at high ISO levels with very little noise. They were shot at ISO 1600 and 2500 using fast f/1.4 and f/2 lenses.|
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I call this type of shooting "amortizing the setup", where once I have a light I like, I reel through it with a number of concepts that maximize the stock output from the effort. I ended up with fourteen photos from this one situation.
|This was the original photo I intended to take for the blog.|
|The light reminded me of an emergency so I photographed a stethoscope in the setup.|
|Next I added this movie countdown clip, and afterwards also photographed a microscope, some forks, a red wine glass, and glass globes.|
Monday, June 20, 2011
|Corinthian column from an old bank building shot with the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 zoom. The coloring and some softness were added later in Photoshop.|
|Plates stacked up on a diner shelf -- two shots put together as a panorama in Photoshop. Photographed with the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 zoom at ISO 640.|
|Fresh basil photographed in the farmers market using the 70-300mm Nikkor zoom.|
|St. Marks Church photographed with the new 12-24mm Nikkor zoom.|
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
|We wanted to create a retro look with this model who was in the studio for a shoot. For this shot she was styled in a 50's look and photographed backlit in front of a window with no front fill to create a soft, low contrast effect.|
|This image received considerable post-processing in Photoshop to obtain a dated film look. Both images were shot with the Nikon D3s and 70-200mm Nikkor zoom.|
Friday, June 17, 2011
|The idea for these shots came to me the other day after I had done the photos with the domino and chess pieces on an antique map. I decided to create a stronger graphic with just one chess piece, the king, in a dramatic light.|
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
|I wanted to tie the familiar chess and domino concepts to a global theme. So I placed the playing pieces on an antique map and shot the scene with some tungsten light mixed in to provide an antique color cast.|
|Both shots were done with a Nikon 85mm tilt-shift lens. Different lens tilts for the top and bottom shots gave them varying degrees of focused areas.|
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
|Today I did two variations of the Turkish Lira that I brought back from my trip. The top image is of crisp, new bills photographed in a very organized composition. The bottom shot is of older bills and coins shot in a more casual composition.|
|I will do some more shots in the studio and will incorporate major global currencies, such as the dollar and euro, for comparison.|
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I found a hotel with a restaurant on the top floor with this view of the Blue Mosque. So I booked a dinner reservation for a table with a view and this image is the result. For instructions on how to take night shots similar to his, see my other blog by clicking here.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Whenever I am doing travel stock shots I try to include images of local foods.
This is a Turkish Ottoman dish of sea bass cooked in parchment.
A selection of Turkish meze appetizers.
The traditional Turkish Lavash bread. The best part of this kind of stock photography is that you get to eat it afterwards.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Even this exterior view of the Blue Mosque was done with a long telephoto on a Nikon D7000. The squashed perspective resulting from the telephoto effect flattens the building architecture in a pattern reflective of the cultural aesthetic.
Details and patterns abound. Shooting here for the next few days should be a real pleasure.