Monday, May 31, 2010

Tatted up

While searching for info on the new RED Tattoo camera, I came across these and thought it was interesting...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Show your instructor some love!

Take a second to look at a few of my portraits from Mexico at Artist Wanted. Review the images and rate my portfolio(hopefully 5 stars!) at the bottom of the page. You can vote up to once a day. Thanks!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Almost all nighter

So me and paul had a crazy set up in my garage for the transparent reflective shoot.. where we hung out until like 5 am

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Beach Wedding

A few photos I took this weekend at a friends wedding near Pensacola, Florida

Friday, May 14, 2010

While I was checking out your video, I ran into "Joseph's Christening" by timparkinaccount on the same link page. I think you'll like his style...check it out. Anyway, great job, great music on yours.

Friday, May 7, 2010

And here's the response video...

My little sister came home from NYC today so I brought the 5D MkII along to try out some different settings. I filmed it in Shutter Priority(Tv) instead of full auto. I was pleased with the outcome.

It was shot in the late afternoon so sunlight made a playground on the lens. As you can see it went from bright daylight to hard shadows to driving under the tunnel downstairs at the airport and even inside the restaurant.

Again, shutter speed was set at 1/50 second because I was filming at 24fps.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I tried posting the video on the blog directly but it wouldn't show the full box. So, I decided just to post a link to those that want to see it.

I filmed our Cinco De Mayo lunch on Wednesday practicing some focus pulls while playing around with the different settings on the camera. How does this pertain to light? I couldn't just meter the subject and click the settings to whatever works. There's a little more to it and I'm still learning.

While metering is obviously important, there's less room to breathe so-to-speak. Filming in 24 frames per second requires a shutter speed around 1/50 second. Shooting wide open with my lens at f/4 isn't going to give the cinema-like depth of field I've seen compared to f/8. With those two settings, a higher ISO is required which throws noise all into my HiDef 1080p picture.

So, there is a sweet spot that must be found using only ambient light. In retrospect, I should've opened the lens up all the way. But that's what the next video will be for...


Monday, May 3, 2010

One of my friends posted this on Facebook.

Trying out a cheepo 5500K light with umbrella

Fire Breather

At a wedding this past Saturday they had this fire breather who was pretty amazing.

Sunday, May 2, 2010