PhotoShoot – Shaun

26 05 2011

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting Shaun Dunne and the Talking Shop Ensemble members Aisling, Oonagh and Lisa, around Pearse Street and Trinity’s campus. The photos will be used in the upcoming Fringe festival program, but here they are before anyone else sees ’em. So, here’s Shaun in all his Technicolor glory. Talking Shop Ensemble should be up tomorrow!

Oh, and see that above pic, yeah? That’s the culmination of reading Strobist for about a year. Everything in the picture went just as I had visualized it. Quids in! I know people bad mouth it, and yes he’s probably the reason flashguns are over-priced these days, but there’s lots to be learnt from that blog. He doesn’t mention anything about buses mind, that was my own personal genius.

Enough wiffle-waffle, here’s a few more.

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More Composites! – Town!

14 05 2010

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This  is seriously fun.

After a trek into town today I returned home armed not only with the awesomely good new Villagers album, but with about two hundred photographs. Stopping at three locations – the Spire, the GPO (which is right beside it, really) and my haunt The Academy, I blasted quick shots of each venue, like some sort of demented tourist. I got one nice, correct shot of each (to be used as a base) and then lots of unplanned ones – pictures that were too bright, or not bright enough, of mad angles so of nothing but sky, that would be used to overlap it.

I arranged them in CS5 (the trial version) and voila. I don’t want to blow me own trumpet, but I reckon I’m a fucking genius.

Okay. Well maybe not. But they look nice, right? Lovely sky there on O’Connell Street. Don’t see that enough.

This one needs work though:

Got too many of the place itself, and not enough photos of the surrounding areas/foreground. And the sky’s as dull as dishwater. In fact the whole thing is a bit pale and dullish. Quick edit there – everything’s a tad better now!

Yer man on the bike is gas. Lookit ‘im there with his little hat, singing to himself. Good man.

Anyway, as i was saying it’s a learning curve I’m on. I’ll get the hang of this thing yet.