Category Archives: Photo-Technique

Bob Shoots Your Kids!

What happens in post-capture technology?

We’ll make a fantastic image of your child in our fully-equipped, professional studio, – but what happens next?  A lovely Hi-Key effect, or a cartoon, or a pencil-sketch, or monochrome, or a nice framed print?  Nowadays, the possibilities are almost endless!

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Variations.

Photo manipulation techniques are so much easier these days.  Not only do we have Photoshop. But there is now a host of other programmes and applications to help with manipulation.  The images below were captured on a Leica Compact, and basic post-capture processing carried out in Photoshop, – cropping, balance, contrast etc.  The image was then loaded into Photo-Lab Pro, with the following results:-

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Hi-Key Techniques.

This monochrome image of my granddaughter, taken around 4 years ago illustrates the high-key studio technique that was popular at that time, – frequently created in our studio at Dundonald.

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I have thousands of images like this, shot in hundreds of baby-shoots, (after all my sales pitch was ‘Bob Shoots Your Kids!) and showing other studio techniques – but unfortunately, in this day and age, posting photo’s of children on the internet is not well received by parents and the authorities – and for good reasons too.

Techies: Nikon D700 Camera, lens at 42mm.  f/11 @ 1/125th sec, on 200ISO, two Elinchrom 500 studio flash units, one as the key-light behind the camera, and one inside a hi-key white backdrop tent.  Modifiers were a softbox on the key-light and a reflector on the back-light  (inside the light-tent).

Here’s the diagram:

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Bushmills Advertising Project

When I was studying for my HND Photography, one of the modules was Advertising Photography.  As part of the project, we had to select a well known company and create three adverting images that could be presented to that company.  I chose the famous ‘Old Bushmills’ Irish Whisky Distillery.  I researched their existing and previous advertising campaigns, and asked them how they wanted their product to be recognised – what was their unique selling point.  One of their brand images seemed to be the age of the old distillery – It was established early in the seventeenth century.   Continue reading Bushmills Advertising Project

B&W Developing – Again!

Around 4 years ago, I loaded new batteries into my Nikon F100 film camera.  We were moving house at the time, and I had moved the cameras to our business unit at Dundonald.  When I went to collect them, two months later (we were two months in temporary accommodation) the F100 wasn’t working.

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I set it down on a shelf and left it there.  From time to time I tried to switch it on, but with no success.  I thought about taking it to get repaired, – but then, what is a film camera worth these days?  the cost of repair might be more than the cost of a second hand camera.  A few times I considered just putting it in the recycling bin.

Continue reading B&W Developing – Again!