I recently purchased the new PocketWizard MiniTT1 / FlexTT5 combo for my Nikon equipment. The PocketWizards offer the photographer greater flexibility in triggering remote flashes, allowing use over greater distances and behind walls and not subject to non-triggers in bright sunlight.
I decided to take the PWs out for a test this weekend, taking advantage of the spring like weather, and although I stumbled across a bug in the PWs which will hopefully get resolved in a future firmware upgrade, I managed to grab some great images straight off, two of which are above.
Looking forward to using the PWs in anger over the coming months.
Whilst we continue to look forward to the nice weather of spring and summer, the studio is a great place to get some winter portraits away from the wind and rain.
Portraits look great with the classic white background and never seem to go out of fashion. Full length, half length and a variety of headshot poses captured within an hours studio session will give you a fantastic set of photographs to choose from.
Our portrait sessions are available throughout the week and weekend at hours to suit you. Book today at www.paulhurstphotography.co.uk
I spent last Saturday over at the Superfly nightclub in Leicester to shoot a few models for portfolios. As I have said in previous posts Superfly is a great 3 story building full of cool looking backdrops for fashion shoots. But the building was cold..very cold. No doubt it costs a fortune to heat in the winter so we had to keep moving around to keep warm. The models suffered more than I did, but we got some great images nevertheless.
I brought my heavy duty Bowens lighting with me but in the end only used my very portable Nikon SB-800 flash and lite EZYBox to soften the light. Quick and easy to setup and easy on the back going up and down the stairs.
Looking forward to the next shoot.
After all the snow we have had recently I thought it was time to venture outside and play in the white stuff with my children today. Our home backs onto glorious Leicestershire countryside so we had plenty of space to run around and get cold. I think I was around ten the last time I remember this type of severe weather. But the best thing about playing out in the snow is coming back in to get warm.
Anyway, great pictures can still be had if you can bear the cold.
We are now well into the school prom season for 2009 and with my event photography business my business partner and I have been pretty busy travelling throughout the Midlands attending each booking. We have met some great young people over the last few weeks and seen some unusual modes of transport along with the more normal stretched limos and luxury cars. I don’t know about the recession, but the young adults are still spending a small fortune on their outfits for the night (or is it that their parents are). Nevertheless, we can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel and we can shortly breath a sigh of relief before planning for next year. Check out the event-pics blog for more info.
I am keen to start getting some more portrait work done – I am scheduled to attend a model shoot at the Superfly nightclub in a weeks time for a Saturday afternoon which should be fantastic. I need to get some ideas for this in my head now so I can go prepared with some idea of images I am after and what lighting setups I will use. All being well I will get some great images to add to my portfolio and post here.
Focus ’09 has come and gone, and it turned out to be another great show. I turned up on Tuesday to check out the latest products and services from all corners of the photographic trade, from camera equipment makers through to album and frame manufactures, and everything else in between.
All my preferred suppliers were at the show, Nikon for my camera equipment, Spicer Hallfield for albums and Ultimat for my frames. Spicer Hallfield were showing their new Eye products, and the ‘Lace’ range of portrait albums really caught my eye as a gorgeous product I can incorporate into my female portrait products. Watch this space !
Of course, you can’t go to a show like focus without investing in some new equipment, and as well as some other bits and bobs I succembed to a fantastic new Nikon lens, extremely fast and sharp which will be well used for my future portrait work.
Having picked up some great inspiration from the show I am now raring to go with this years portrait work, and I hope to create some amazing images.