Saturday, July 28, 2012

The very creative and funny photography of Li Wei

Gravity Defying Photography | Li Wei from The Creators Project on Vimeo.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Okinawa Sunflowers and Sunbeams

Here on Okinawa we have been blessed with gorgeous sunsets almost ever day recently. After shooting a pre wedding shoot at Zanpa lighthouse I was heading home when I saw the light getting nice..

Got lucky with the timing on this one. This sunflower field popped up on my route to work so I wanted to try and catch them with some nice light before they get cut down. I raced down after work but the sunset was already dying. After setting up my tripod to try a long exposure these crazy sunbeams lined up perfectly in my frame. I didn't have flash with me so I was going to try HDR to keep the dynamic range between the flowers and sky in check but figured there would be some nasty ghosting due to the sunflowers blowing around in the wind, so in the end I just ended up using one frame and a little dodge and burning. Just a bummer about all the power lines.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Playing with dry ice

Dry Ice by Shenanigans in Japan
Dry Ice, a photo by Shenanigans in Japan on Flickr.
I have been looking around for somewhere that sells dry ice in the area for quite some time and finally found a place. So here we are setting it up at Adam's studio to experiment with.
Found it pretty tricky to get it to sit nicely like it is in this photo when we wanted it to. Had to have plenty of dry ice in hot water and a way to trap the smoke so it wouldn't disperse in too much of a hurry thus giving us enough time to get a model in it for a few shots.

Didn't quite work as we hoped but its all good fun and will know better for next time. Here's a couple of just random play shots from this studio session with what ever props we could find lying around and by wafting a little of the dry ice smoke up.


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