Tag : Canon 7D

365 Project : Day 045

Valentines day doesn’t have to be red, it also doesn’t always have to be about romance… Sometimes, it’s about lending a helping hand… being there for that special someone.  In the end of the day, valentines is all about love. Gear: 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC + 580exii + 430exii Settings: f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III + LumiQuest FXtra + amber gel, placed under the hands, @ 1/64, zoomed @105mm 430exii + […]

365 Project : Day 044

Another experimental shot here.   Wanted to get a “movie scene/ advertisement” look…  Somehow the black & white gave it a classic look  that I wanted. Stepping out of my comfort zone here again, not used to this kind of image, but you’ll never learn if you don’t try other things 🙂 Gear: 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f8 | 1/40 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 580exii +  a restaurant leaflet rolled as a snoot @ 1/16, zoomed 105mm on top […]

365 Project : Day 042

Another nail biter… 30 minutes before day 43 🙂 This idea came out of nowhere;  I wanted something simple to set up, something that can be done in 10 minutes or so.   This was done by holding the shoes and letting it fall on that green chair and while it’s on air, taking the shot and that’s how it came up.  Me and my trusty assistant made around 10 frames and this come out to my liking 🙂 And, no […]

365 Project : Day 041

I know its not November yet…. (Halloween) I’ve always been fascinated by crystal balls and fortune tellers…  I have always thought that my Gary Fong diffuser was useless until now, I don’t like it so much as a light modifier but it’s a good crystal ball I guess 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f9.0 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 430exii + gary fong diffuser + mint green gel @ 1/64 @105mm; used as a crystal […]

365 Project : Day 040

Went to Ibn Batuta Mall for lunch today…  This is supposed to be the first flying machine.  I’m not really into that flying dude thing, but I like the background 🙂 Nothing much to say really… Ok, gotta watch Heroes now 😀 Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f8.0 | 1/30 | ISO 100 Post processing: Massive amounts of dodging & burning Adjusted the vibrance and saturation Desaturated some parts of the wall Take care! /Mike

365 Project : Day 039

They say 365 Project is about taking risks, I’ve read that a couple of times somewhere…  And I think, that’s 100% correct.  If I shoot landscape and architecture shots all the time, I am completely negating the purpose of the 365 project, which is about learning, discovery and creativity.  I need to step away of my comfort zone and try something new.  This is me taking another risk.  Well, I have been most of the time, since I started this […]

365 Project : Day 038

Today my concept was movie time 🙂  Another last minute shoot…  I didn’t know how this idea came to me but somehow it did.  That’s pretty much it for today… Gotta get me some rest now 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + 50mm f1.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + shoot through umbrella @ 1/16 Trigger: 7D built in Transmitter Post processing: Cropped Adjusted contrast and vibrance Applied a little sharpening on some areas and selected noise […]

365 Project : Day 037

I have always played with this setup in my head; I had a lot of other versions… Probably I will have to explore those some other day.  But today, this is the one I wanted to share.   I wanted to take this picture with the sun up at the window but when I set up my equipments and started doing some test shots, it was too late.  Anyway, I think without the ambient light will do just fine for this […]

365 Project : Day 036

Today, nothing fancy…  These are water meters.  I found them right in front my apartment’s door.  It looks very interesting but, somehow with the lighting available, it looks a little flat, that’s why I popped my 2 speedlites, put blue gels on both of them and took some frames.  This particular frame is the one I like best. Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f6.3 | 1/30 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 430EXII + blue gel @ 1/16 580EXII […]

365 Project : Day 35

On my way home, I saw that the cherry picker was on a different location and it was lowered 🙂  So I decided to give it a go!  There is something with this cherry picker… could be the color; I like blue… hmm (blanked out!) It’s getting warm in Dubai lately…  And the clouds are starting to disappear.  Anyway, my 365 continues 🙂 How I took it: Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 + tripod Settings: f9.0 | 60 secs. […]