A quick update to share with you my excitement being published on some more places, so here they are ordered from the most to least recent:
- Glyn Dewis has just published my post as a Monthly Guest on his photography blog. For those who don't know Glyn, he is an amazing UK photographer based in Buckinghamshire. I got to met Glyn via Twitter. For his Monthly Guest section, I will be giving more information about my popular shot of "Vik Moreno as James Bond". Here is the link to find my post on his April Monthly Guest Blogger.
- Ooops I did it again... One of my photographs for Project 'S' has been again published on Eye Spy Magazine issue 67's cover.
- Last month, one of my portrait of Ealing local author Mark Hillary has been used on a BBC News online article about Mark's adventure with YouTube.
Following this, I've been to doing a photoshoot at a famous spy location in London: No. 2 Audley Square. This place on the South of Audley street has a lamp post that was used by the Russian spy in back in the mid 50's. The agent would mark an 'X' with a chalk on the lamp post to let his controller know he needed to meet. The photoshoot was held in the evening and the low light condition coupled to a continuous rain made the work quite a challenge. But I managed to get good shots of Alan Titchard from Wizard Walks in London. I won't be revealing too much about this photoshoot until the end of the project.
This month Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine issue No. 66 will be featuring Alan's portrait on the cover (bottom right) and a 4 page article about my espionage project featuring samples of my work. Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine is sold in 36 countries to a readership of about 100'000, so this is really good news for me and I'm really excited to share this with you all.
Eye Spy Magazine #66 is now available in any good newsagents.
For people who don't know what Strobist is, Strobist is a blog created by David Hobby in 2006. David Hobby was a photo-journalist at The Sun in Baltimore, USA. David was sharing his off-camera flash lighting techniques using small and portable flashguns instead of the heavy studio heads that photographers used to carry with them with the help of assistants. His teaching and photographic skills are such, he now have a worldwide community of fans. If you are interested to learn how to properly light your photographs, I strongly suggest you to go and read his Lighting 101 and Lighting 102.
"The Boot Camp is a series of assignments designed to help the newbs to get off their collective butt and actually go shoot something. If you are more experienced, you are more than welcome to participate. But understand that, at least at first, we'll be dialing the degree of difficulty back a little."
"Flickr labs have been hard at work creating a way to show you some of the most awesome content on Flickr. We like to call it interestingness."
Another of my recent photographs has made its way up to the Flickr Explore Interestingness page. Unfortunately Flickr Explore algorithm is still a mystery, but it looks like that if you submit to too many groups your picture is more likely to be dropped out, but it will get back in if you receive enough comments/faves.
This photograph pictured Frank Williams one of my photographer mates. I went to his place last weekend to practice and test new techniques. We ended up with an outdoor session trying a three speedlights setup in his residential parking. As the sun goes down, the sky was getting dark and dramatic. Playing with the aperture and the shutter speed, I could control the exposure of the ambiance and the one on Frank separately, this is really great as I can decide whether I want the ambiance darker or brighter when maintaining the correct exposure on my subject.
I would then in post-processing fine tune the colors, contrast and lighting and do some editing such as leaves on the face etc..