Een tijdje geleden vroeg ik aan Maarten, een maat van een dubbele ex-klasgenoot die ik zelf ook een beetje ken of toch al minstens twee keer in het echt heb ontmoet, om zijn talent eens om te zetten in een grappig prentje voor yours truly. Fotografie-related ofcourse. Dit is het resultaat: voor de fotografen onder ons.
Als je dit grappig vindt, kan ik u aanraden om de rest van zijn blog ook eens te bekijken want ‘t is de moeite! Als je dit niet grappig vindt raad ik u ook aan om de rest van zijn blog eens te bekijken, humorloze zuurpruim.
First of all I want to say many thanks to Tom for organising the trip, driving, and doing an endless amount of tricks and making this possible!
So a while ago we went to Avoriaz in France for some snowboard photography. It wasn’t very easy and there were a lot of things to get used to (bright sun and reflection in the snow, the cold, working with both camera’s, limitation in locations, etc …).
I have learned a whole lot during this weekend. I do have to find the right balance between close-up/tele shots and wide-angle shots.. I was worried that I would be tempted to take all close-up shots (as usual) so I focused more on the wide-angle shots but looking back afterwards I miss some more tele / shallow DOF shots. Ah well, I’ll remember for next time.
I did pay attention to adding a background, a point of reference, which is very important from what I gathered when looking for information beforehand. I also tried playing with the sun in the shot and using extra light in some shots, but that needs some more practice. I will also have to remind to take at least 1 light stand with me, Speedlites are not made for lying in the snow!
I know I say this every post and not a lot of people take the effort, but I would REALLY APPRECIATE some COMMENTS on my IMAGES. This was a bigger project and it’s something I would love to do more in the future, so please tell me what you think, what pictures you like and which ones you don’t like.. Thank you very much in advance 🙂
Enough talking, here’s the pictures! 🙂 I know there’s a few, but I had a hard time selecting the pictures…
Let me tell you, it’s not as easy as it sounds (point and shoot). Even though I’m lucky to have a p&s that has decent image quality, it is NOTHING compared to a DSLR. I had to try and know in advance what the subjects were going to do to get a decent shot because the little thing wasn’t fast enough. I didn’t want to use a flash because I myself hate flashes at a show so it would be kind of hypocrite + it would just look awful. I tried to zoom in several times but just could not get a sharp image, even though my ISO was waaaay up high. Also, had a difficult time post processing because the bright lights/colours would just mess everything up – even when shooting in Raw. On a positive note though, I did get several wide-angle shots this time, so I kind of took into practice what I’ve learned previous time.
Even though it wasn’t easy, I do think I have at least a couple of decent shots. I did have a difficult time selecting though, so it’s another massive gallery. Sorry for that. Feel free to let me know which one you like best (and which ones you don’t like at all)
The show itself was awesome. First up was Nina Nesbitt. An amazing looking girl with an amazing voice (and amazing legs *jealous*). Second on the stage was Mike Rosenberg aka Passenger. Loved him, very funny guy with lovely songs and a real passion for his music. Last but not least was Ed Sheeran ofcourse. Changed alot since I saw him perform on tour with Just Jack. A lot more confident and letting the crowd ‘in’. All in all an amazing evening!
Also a big thank you to Sanne who made sure I had a great spot in front of the stage!