Five weeks in, only two weeks to go! This week has been interesting as I've made the first small steps in to strobist photography! Using Rick's recommendations, I got my hands on some great gear for a decent price. I'm still working out how to get the best results but I'll get there eventually. On with this weeks round-up!
Day twenty-nine ~ Waiting
After work I head to the train station to meet Lu, then we walk home together. Today I had a bit of time to kill so I decided to wander around town and take some shots.
There were some interesting shots but this one sums up what I spent most of the time doing.
Day thirty ~ Friday
Tonight I went out straight from work and proceeded to get a little drunk. With drinking and flowing conversations going on I almost forgot to take a photo.
As a result, I produced this rather piss-poor attempt.
Day thirty-one ~ Frazzled
I drew this at my Mum's, initially started out as just a random doodle and eventually turned into a self-portrait. I've no idea why I didn't put a t-shirt on this.
Day thirty-two ~ Monkey returns
Trying out the shaped bokeh technique (no idea what it's called), this time using a banana shape.
Day thirty-three ~ School night
After a rather hectic day, a beer was required.
Day thirty-four ~ Doppelganger
I'm happy with the general idea for this shot but there are a few things I'd like to improve on (and would have re-shot had the light not died down).
Things I would change if I decide to re-shoot in future:-
- Up the f-stop a bit so the background figure is a little more in focus
- Try it with some strobist action
- Feed the camera into my laptop to ensure the foreground is in perfect focus
Day thirty-five ~ Bandit
I took many more shots but this was my favourite.
This is my first attempt at any strobist work. Plenty to learn and improve on.
Day thirty-six ~ Uninspired
Today I've had what I felt were pretty solid ideas but when executing them, they required more planning than I'd first thought.
It also didn't help that I was shooting in our back garden and got the distinct feeling I was pissing off the neighbours with the flash.
In light of abandoning the flash, I decided to use it as my subject.