This weekend saw the May bank holiday here in the UK and was a great opportunity to go out and shoot for pleasure. As a portrait photographer it’s quite nice to be able to shoot something different – landscapes, architecture or whatever. I took this opportunity to visit a local quarry, closed for the holidays it proved an interesting and varied location to shoot at.
Above is my first attempt at HDR photography. It’s a composite of 3 different images (1 under exposed, 1 correctly exposed and 1 over exposed) with each exposure contributing to a different part of the final composition. The result is huge amounts of detail, and an unnatural amount of realism.
After taking a break for the week, we returned last night for the 3rd class at Studio Blanco – we got to play with black crushed velvet and gold backgrounds, shooting with an umbrella and a hair light.
The model was Spencer, an engineering student who misses his Zimbabwean foods!