Tommy McNulty

8 08 2011

I recently met up to photograph musician Tommy McNulty in Temple Bar. Having found my 50mm (It had run away on me) I took it along and used it for the first time in far too long. I also brought the strobes with me, as I am now wont to do and worked as best I could with some very changeable lighting conditions. I’m happy with the shots, they’re fit for their purpose (for posters – hence al the ‘white space’), but Tommy should be appearing on Deadl.ie again soon, albeit in more fun shots.

 

We also gave levitation a go. It was a bit freaky.

 

 

 





Wicklow – Day One

10 06 2011

 

Ah, the countryside. The perfect place for some landscape shots given, y’know, all the land and scape and stuff. Unfortunately it pissed rain like something out of the bible. Big drops that covered half the dashboard of my car. So, most of the day was spent in the car eating strawberries and listening to Adam & Joe with Siobhan, which was great, but when you’d specifically planned to take pictures that day, it felt a tad disheartening.

I did get to use my extremely cheap new, no-brand ND 8 filters and new circular polariser though. Turns out you do get what you pay for… But they were usuable. Could’ve spent about 90 on the lot and instead paid only 21 quid on the cheapo ones. They did the job, but were not exactly 4-stop filters. And they just totally killed the contrast in every image too.

The above picture was taken on Military Road (or thereabouts, I’m a bit rubbish with directions/locations). It’s a 2.5 second exposure at f32 with two 8nd filters and a 4nd grad nd filter too. It was windy as feck and spitting rain too, so it’s been through photoshop to clean it up. If you click it you can see it larger over on Flickr.

Here’s another one – it’s Lough Tay:

That’s an ELEVEN image composite right there. Click to see it slightly larger. Flickr can’t really handle its awesomeness…

Pity it’s a tad dull. But I shall be returning sometime soon, hopefully at dusk (or if I’m feeling adventurous, dawn – which is like 4:20 or something ridiculous these days)





More thesis shots

12 05 2011

It has finally come to an end, this whole thesis malarkey. So here’s a few more choices picked at random from it. Again in black and white, coz well, hey it looks cool, right? That and because I can’t find all the colour images from my thesis. They’re around here somewhere – deep in that 100gb+ folder labelled ‘THESIS-IMPORTANT-FINAL’. …Chances are they’ll never be seen again, so enjoy these ones.

Aren’t they lovely? Altogether now: “oooh. aaaah. *gasp*….

kj





Dublin Docklands, 18/6/’10

18 06 2010

After winning a pair of Oxegen tickets from the lovely people at Phantom, I took the camera over to the docklands as I picked them up.

I like this one myself. Pity there isn’t more foreground though. Would’ve really made it, I think. It’s also the largest picture I’ve ever uploaded to Flickr. …9200 x 3264…. Took a while to upload, that. Anyway, you know the deal, click to see larger.





Take the Money & Run

15 06 2010

Week Two brought the lovely Take the Money and Run into the studio. With a little extra time to prepare this time, I found a better location for this weeks shoot. The room was darkened (with blinds brought down) and then the lights were set up. The aperture was set to f/4 and the ISO was at it’s lowest at 200. This made the scene practically black-dark. The first light added was for detail. In retrospect, it probably could have been utilized better, but at the time it was cool. Behind the guys is one SB-S00 firing wirelessly – you can see the detail it adds to the edge of the plaid shirt, there.

By now this was the scene:

The  second flash, another wirelessly remoted SB-600 was brought in camera left, behind a shoot-thru umbrella at about 1/4 power.

Lastly is the studio shot. Two flashes again – one on-board bouncing off the ceiling, the other under the table shooting against the wall to kill any shadows (created by the window behind me). The odd angle was an accident created… well I’m not sure what I pressed, but I likes it. Little bit different, eh?

Stay tuned for a link to the show itself featuring the interview!