Friday, December 5, 2008
I've just published my first photography book.
Check it out at: http://www.blurb.com
Its a book recording through photographs the journey my wife and I have made from the conception to birth of our first child.
Please go on and have a look and let me know what you think!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I had the priviledge of running a proper [albeit small] photograph shoot at a friends house last week. The little lad, Ben Sheppard, was adorable but tricky to shoot. He didn't smile much making it difficult to get a good keepsake for the folks. Never the less, I bagged some good ones and my favourite is above.
I definitely am developing my fondness of people photography and am going to develop this further. I think it might be my strongest aspect of photography and one that I am keen to improve on. My next purchases are going to be in this direction. I am hoping to buy a support system for backdrop fabric [its such a pain to constantly get someone to hold up fabric for you], buy a batter grip to aid shooting in portrait mode, buy a reflector to help eliminate those nasty shadows and then maybe some studio lighting!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
A couple of weeks ago I was in the Lake District for a family holiday. My wife and I enjoy low level walking and with the arrival of our new baby girl, we had to stick to easy to manage low level walks. This however didn't prevent me from sampling some wonderful places to photograph.
My favourite I think is Rydal Hall where I was able to photograph some lovely waterfals. Have a look at these and let me know what you think.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I will post some pictures here soon of what I've achieved!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I have had trouble getting photos exported from Lightroom to look the same as the photos displayed in Lightroom. The images seemed to lack colour saturation, the colours seemed to shift in their hue slightly and the contrast was reduced.
I realised that in the export mode you can set which colour space you wish to use when exporting the photos. I was using the standard 1998 setting. I tried using the sRGB setting and have got much better results so far. I have been warned however that using this setting can result in a loss of image quality but so far I am yet to see exactly what this means. I have actually set a colour space using a screen calibration device but I haven't worked out how I can use this colour space when exporting! Any ideas anyone? It's not coming up as an option when I export from Lightroom.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Having trouble with an E-Bay company at the moment. I bought a set of Kenko extension tubes from sighterz-uk on 13th June and worryingly they still haven't arrived. I emailed them to let them know and they have been pretty good at keeping in touch which makes me think they're a legitimate company (with good feedback scores too). But still no tubes!
A bit disappointing but will keep you posted!
Hoping to do a bit of photography today as I haven't had my hand in for three weeks now!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), Alverstone Mead Hide
Originally uploaded by danlayphotos