Another great sport to capture with a fast camera. The Photoshop work takes a little longer with the more complex background, but it's well worth the effort.
Friday, May 23, 2008
So much fun with Photoshop... Read some tips on how to make photos look old. Some of the basic Photoshop techniques like adding noise etc. are good, but just don't make it look really old. Using some more manual techniques like scanning some coffee stains & crumpled paper and using overlay layers of these on the original pictures create a much more realistic final result...
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Apart from being a good example of how to stretch your shoulder muscles, it's a good example of what you can do with a remote flash. A SB-800 in remote mode standing on the floor (ev +0.3, LightSphere dome diffuser attached) and the on board flash switched off provides for really cool shadows both on Kodi and from the exercise machine on the ceiling.
I realy like Kodi as a subject as he's very good at ignoring the camera and just looking natural. He's not camera shy, and not constantly looking into the lens either.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I currently have the pleasure of following a body builder on his pre-competition season training. Although I never understood the reasoning behind body building (then again he doesn't understand why I like to run distance), the kind of dedication that goes into this training is admirable... The photos were taken with my brand new D200, with a 18-200 AF-S VR lens. The VR makes it a lot easier doing panning shots, tracking the subject. The "merge photo" function in Photoshop makes easy work of putting a series into one picture.
One of my first attempts at a personal tag... I got the idea when I was watching a brush artist in Biloxi making T-Shirts using airbrush. I love the effects you create with airbrush. And using Photoshop brushes & vectors you can create and modify to your hearts content (without messing up the neighbour's wall)!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
The first one is of series of pictures taken during my last in Sweden with an Olympus u720sw. It's a collection of very random pictures...
Last Month in Sweden
The second series is of a photo session taken for a gym in New Orleans. The trainer wanted to create a scrapbook to put on display in the gym showing what the different classes were all about. All of the pictures taken with a Nikon D40x and SB400 flash where used
The third series is of a bunch of CD covers I put together using Paint Shop Pro (my favourite program for creating graphics prior to me getting really started on PhotoShop).
Saturday, May 3, 2008
These are some of my very first digital pictures, taken with a Fujifilm MX2900-Z, the very first digital camera I bought (an impressive 2.3mp, which was AWESOME in 1999). And the first ones I was actually somewhat happy with. Taken in Dec 2000 in the backyard of my parents house in Wolfheze, The Netherlands.
Three images from a long series of photo's taken during a day at the Batavia shipyard in the Netherlands, with an Olympus C-5050. It was just below freezing most of the day, and absolutely zero wind (as you can see from the main shot).
On a historical note: this was on the 26th of December 2004, the day the tsunami hit Thailand, Indonesia and other parts of asia.