Tagged: strobist

16 | Fever dream

Posted: 14 Jul 202352weeksphotographyolympusselfsnotflustrobistbogroll

Last week I was struck by a flu bug that meant I spent pretty much the whole week in bed coughing up a lung or blowing snot out of my nose. It wasn’t pleasant. I’ve been back to work this week but still not totally shaken it. The idea of this shot originally was to go for a curse of the mummy vibe with me totally covered in toilet paper (cos why not?). It didn’t work. The result has actually ended up being some kind of cyberpunk meets Lawrence of Arabia-type mashup! It will…read more

12 | These hands

Posted: 10 Apr 202352weeksphotographycreativityselfstrobistmono

I’m pleased with this photograph. I like the black and white tones, the shadows and the detail captured. I changed some camera settings this weekend, making setting focus and checking the shot’s framing easier. A small win, but making my workflow more efficient reduces the draw on my time. The black background is also a new addition. I’ve had an old set of background stands in the garage for some time, so it’s nice to have some new fabric to hang and use finally. Making…read more

10 | They come for me

Posted: 26 Mar 202352weeksphotographycreativityselfstrobistsci-fi

I am seemingly starring in my own science fiction b-movie this week. It’s an idea that emerged while I was playing with a set of barn doors and some coloured gels on my flash. I’m not sure if the world were to be invaded by body-snatching aliens, I’d be that high up on their priority list?! You can never be sure, though. I’ll head to the shops for a new tinfoil hat tomorrow, just in case. The second half of life I’ve been reflecting recently on what I want, need and am…read more

9 | Hillfort

Posted: 25 Mar 202352weeksphotographycreativityselfstrobistrunning

I’m very late posting this shot. It was shot last Sunday. I opted for a simple snap on the iPhone while out for a trail run, as I had a jam-packed weekend and no time for anything grander. This is not only the second iPhone shot of the project so far, but it’s also the second time an age iron hill fort has been the location. I love running around these places. They are just stunning. I was going to accompany this picture with some thoughts from the week preceding its…read more

8 | Sasquatch

Posted: 13 Mar 202352weeksphotographycreativityselfstrobisthalf_naked

I took this shot on Saturday and nearly didn’t post it. I’m not pleased with it. It was taken while playing with a new lighting setup. I just ordered a second flash unit so I wanted to play with different configurations using two flashes off-camera and using shoot-through umbrellas to soften the light. The lighting is good. During the same shoot I got some fun pictures of Chloe which I shared here on Instagram. The same lighting setup doesn’t work quite so nicely here as it…read more