Forgive me bloggers for I have sinned.
It’s been years since my last blog post 😦
A lot has happened. So much to do and so little time.
Well, enough chit-chat. The Mrs and I did a newborn photo shoot the other day and the photos were fantastic!! Little Dominic was a charmingly good sport. Here are some snaps. Enjoy!
Weddings are hectic, but they are so much fun. The amount of work that a photographer has to do in that one day. He/she has to ensure that they capture all those special moments. I had the privilege of covering a friend of mine’s wedding. They’re very private and they gave me permission to post just a few of the images.
Enjoy and critique 🙂
Among having some of the fastest athletes in the world, Jamaica even hosts it’s own annual international pro event, The Makka Pro, which is held at the Makka Surf Beach in Southaven in Yallahs Saint Thomas and has become one of the largest in the english speaking Caribbean and provides a stage from which to present Jamaican surfing.
The full potential of Jamaica’s surf is still to be realized. Jamaica has had a long and rich surfing history which is still being drafted today by the young bloods of the Jamaican surfing fraternity who will lead the charge into the next era of Jamaican wave riding!
~extracted from http://jamsurfas.webs.com/history.htm
Enjoy these snap shots!!
This was one of my favourite shots from a photo shoot I did with wing chun master Ryan. I placed my 480EX2 speedlite off camera in line with Ryan’s kick.
I went to the fort in Port Royal , Jamaica, to capture a series of shots around the theme “Proud Jamaican“. This shot is one of my favorites from the evening. In this shot, the model is holding a partially empty bottle of Appleton White Overproof Rum in one hand and her other hand is resting on her straw hat. There is a bit of Jamaica everywhere in this image – the straw hat, the rum, the Jamaican bikini and the window ledge where she’s sitting – an old watch house at the fort at Port Royal. Appleton has been a part of the Jamaican culture for more than 250 years! A celebration in Jamaica is not complete without a flask or two of this signature Jamaican rum.
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Some friends and I went to Somerset Falls in Portland, Jamaica this weekend. it was fun. Although it seems like every time I visit a waterfall, I come home with scars and bruises. sighs! Anyway, another thing I always do when I visit waterfalls, besides getting bruises, is experiment with my camera’s shutter speed to get that misty water effect.
However, having a slow shutter speed means letting in more light into the camera thus overexposing highly reflective surfaces like the water. To correct this, I took two or three shots at different exposures and overlay-ed them in Photoshop and masked out what I didn’t need or liked. Does anyone have any advice on how I can use long shutter speeds without overexposure?
Here are the results:
My friend and I went to Dunn’s River Falls to do this photo shoot. I always wanted to experiment with using a slow shutter speed to mystify the water and this was the perfect opportunity. I maneuvered the rocks like a clumsy cat and had several near-death experiences. All in all, the shoot went well and I got some amazing pictures. As usual, I welcome the feedback.
I decided to try my luck at HDR photography today. I went to a nearby bridge at my perfect time of the day – yes that’s right, during sunrise, and I took the picture above.
HDR stands for high dynamic range. This simply means you set your camera to take a series of shots at different exposures and then you merge the photos (either in camera or using a software) to produce something spectacular. Or at least that’s the aim 🙂 Today I set my camera to take three shots: one under exposed/very dark, one over exposed/very bright and one with neutral exposure/perfectly balanced. A lot of people frown at HDR photography because some people overdo it. This is my first time doing it, so give me some feedback on how I could improve it the next time around. Let me know if fell into the overdoers category. Remember, “each one, teach one”. That’s how we learn and improve our skills 😉