Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Day 19 Crazy Daisy (well, Hannah)

I've got these kids trained so well now that I just say "who's going to be my model today?" and one of them runs of and gets dressed up

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Day 18

Engrossed in the television - a far too common activity amongst the kids nowadays, except this was flash lit :D

Monday, 29 August 2011

Day 17

Hurrah back to properly lit and shot photos (right?)

So here's my story for the last few days. My family and I went camping (with a bit if mountain biking thrown in) and I thought I'd be able to get a wifi hotspot somewhere nearby. Of course, I couldn't. My sister( who was with us) has an iphone and I'd taken my laptop but could we get photos from the laptop to the iphone? Could we heck! (Bloody Apple!) So I had to take some snaps on her iphone and email them to my blog just to keep me in the challenge, hence the limited text for the last few days. I have only my fat fingers to blame for that. So sorry for the lack of service and hopefully somewhere close to normal service should have been resumed

Grungy feel

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Day 16

Another iPhone shot. My fat fingers limits my comments, unfortunately. Normal service will be resumed on tuesd

Friday, 26 August 2011

Day 14

Camping with limited web access so sorry for the crappy iPhone shot

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Day 12 Still in Summer

Ok, so I liked yesterday's look so tried it out on my nephew again. Not quite as summery but I think the subject makes a difference - Lucy looked chilled in yesterday's shot

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Day 11 In the summertime...

From winter to summer in the space of a day!

Just incase anyone is curious about the lighting. It was a flash behind Lucy with a yellow gel over it and a softbox camera left. Very little tweaking was necessary in PS. I had to remove some yellow highlight reflections that had bounced off the window behind me and were then re-reflected in her sunglasses! Jeez, the things you have to watch out for!! :D

Monday, 22 August 2011

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Day 9 Brolly Dolly

I'm singin' in the rain... or rather shootin' in the rain...or rather shootin' in the pretend rain

Friday, 19 August 2011

Day 7 Hannah

Ok, this is the last of my kids, although no doubt you'll be seeing them all again before the month is up.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Day 6 Kate

Here we have another morp offspring (don't worry, I haven't got 30 of them). This is the Kate that goes to space in a rocketship :)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Day 5 - Dad

Here is my dad, who is a 70 yr old 2nd Dan at Ju-jitsu and also happens to be a Worthian. Oh and he's and all-round fantastic dad too ;)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Day 4 - Lucy

Afraid it was another quick one tonight - lack of time!. My own critique is that the 'hidden' eye is too dark and her hair wasn't styled or anything (she wouldn't go and wash it for me - today eh?)

This 30dc is gonna be harder than it sounded, but that's probably what I need :D

Monday, 15 August 2011

Day 3 - Self Portrait

Ok, a slight miscalculation here. I'm the only one at home at the moment - Mrs T is at work and the kids are at various places, so I never intended to do a self portrait so early in the 30dc. I don't like self portraits as it doesn't feel like you are taking the shot and there's a lot of shootin' n adjustin' n reshootin involved, so as a result I only took about 20 shots to get this one

PS I'm down to just 2 lights at the moment after my SB600 packed up. I've found and ordered the inductor it needs (it's a common fault when they get a slight bang - or rather a poor design) so will have to make do for now

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Day 2 - My nephew

My little nephew doesn't stay still for long, so just used an off camera flash bounced off the front of the dishwasher - nice, simple and resulting in a lovely soft light

In response to Atlantis's query yesterday, here is my homemade ringflash
It's basically a chocolate tin, with the centre cut out. The centre tube is one of those cd cases from a stack of cdrs. Cover that with foil and put some white cloth over the front. I made a little bracket on the side that my flash straps to. Note that this isn't an on-camera flash ringflash ( it makes it more versatile in my opinion)

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Day 1 - My son

Portraits & People
Homemade ringflash. Quick shot as my theme has only just materialised :)