It’s done. I finished. I edited all of the wedding photos. I’ve ended up with about 215 photos to give to da client, I’m pretty stoked.
So I photographed a wedding yesterday. It was my first and I was the only photographer. I was equipped with a 7D, a 600D, a 24-70 f/2.8, an 85mm f/1.8 and a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6. I had so much fun, it was a huge challenge and a lot of work constantly running around, but I feel like I did a good job. I shot almost 32GB of images, and sorting/editing them has got to be one of the most mind numbing things I’ve done for a while, but it feels really good to be busy.
Will upload a couple of my favourites soon!
I’ve ordered a new lens, an 85mm f/1.8
Should hopefully be here this week, I’m so keen. I’ve recently made the decision to focus (no pun intended) more on my portrait photography. People are just so much fun to photograph, and I feel like it’s something that with a bit more practice I could really take to a more professional level.
It’s been a bit of a dream of mine to open my own photo studio. And lately, taking a lot of portrait photos for friends and family as sort of small jobs (ie getting payed) has really made me think a lot more about actually making a career out of it. I’ll work on that. Anyone want some portraits done?
Anyhoo. That’s what’s happening with me.
export, name, tag, begin uploading photos.
forgot to sharpen.
So after a good night at the rege with a couple of close friends, having a bit of a smoke, on my way home i thought ‘i haven’t check out that construction site in a while’. I took photos from these scaffolds around a house being built around the corner from me a few months ago:
and i decided to go check it out again. it hasn’t been touched, no work has been done on the house and it’s still prime for climbing around and getting a great view of the eastern suburbs. only had my iphone with me, but will be going back within the next couple of nights with my camera. Will be exciting to see what I come up with 6 months later.
I’ve already found myself frequently with anything to do, especially at night. With all this extra time I’m about to have on my hands, I’m super keen to go back to urbex, not just that but the style of photography I used to do that would put me in places that not a lot of people go. like this photo I took on the roof of my friend Lucia’s house:
I miss taking these sorts of photos, it’s always an adventure trying to get them, and they often make for a relatively cool story, all while maybe making someone go “oh shit, that’s cool”. I think the most effective way of acheiving both these things is urbex, just climbing shit that you’re not meant to climb. I found myself tonight really enjoying this state where nobody knows that you’re there. It tends to be where the best views are.
I’ve had a good night.
this has been a post.
waiting for my photos to be imported into lightroom.
Tonight walking home from my mates place I took a few photos. I shot differently to how I normally would, ie predominantly at a rather high ISO (for my little camera) of 1600 or thereabouts. It’s an extremely cold, wet and windy-as-fuck night, which I don’t think particularly receives much photographic attention. The photos are all quite dark, and black and white except for one. The photos are a reflection (excuse the pun) of my ever-growing fascination with poor artificial harsh lighting, everything is comprised of street-lights either shining on, through or reflected off something. They’re not beautiful pictures, they’re quite un-breathtaking, but I encourage you to just look at the finer details of what little light there is actually present. The photos are here.
Please let me know what you think, or just have an anonymous gander. I spent a lot of time out in the wind and rain for them! hahah