Originally I had plan for one post for my China trip, but as I dove into the images I realized I had way to many for one or even two posts. So part 1 will be the day I spent in Hong Kong
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The significance of this picture? Other than being of the hotel from “Pretty Woman”, it will most likely be the last image that I took with my trusty Sigma 14mm. In this post I will discuss a little about the lens, why I will no longer be using it and show some of my favorite images taken with it.
Several weeks ago a friend and co-worker announced she would be leaving us here at PlainJoe. This also coincided with her birthday. We thought it would be fun to do a mini photo shoot with her. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to test out a tri-flash adapter I picked up on ebay. We headed out after work with our sights set on creating a great image and also producing the first behind the scenes video for the blog.
Back in March I took a trip to NYC. One of the problems of having only primes is that you have to swap out lenses a lot. This time I decided to only shoot with a lense I picked up for $135, an older Sigma 28mm F1.8 AF.
There are several things I’ve always said I would never do. One of those things is to take a female portrait on train tracks. Well I didn’t stick too that plan. A friend had ask me to take her picture for her Senior Portrait (which is a first for me). So I thought to myself, “Challenge Accepted!”.
This year I decided to do something different for our family portrait. I thought it would be interesting to attempt to do a holiday scene. Several weeks ago while my brother was on vacation I decide to let myself in to use his nice kitchen and of course I came armed with lights.
Couple weeks back I made a trip down to El Paso Texas to shoot the band Altarmotive. Armed with only battery power flashes I set out and spent the whole day with them at different locations. The plan was try to get as many different type of shots as we could. The day flew by. In the end, the last shot of the day was the one choosen to be used on the cover.
This isn’t a review but an introduction to a program I recently stumbled upon called LR/Enfuse. LR/Enfuse is a Lightroom plugin that allows you to blend multiple exposures together directly from within Lightroom.
Back in July, the wife and I took a short trip up to San Francisco. We were there for about two days and the weather was overcasted (just how I like it). Lenses used were 35mm f2, 85mm f1.8 and a 14mm F2.8. These are a few of the images taken on that trip.
Another shot from my trip to Linda Vista Hospital a couple months back. This was an “on the spot” idea and the whole setup probably took about 5-10 minutes. Kelly from work was kind enough to step in as the “Adventurer”. I really enjoy doing the themed shots like this and I really need to make it a point to try them more often.