Monday, May 02, 2011

Amateur Photoshoot...

Last summer, I invited a few friends round with the premise that I could take some photos of them and test out my camera and a fairly basic amateur lighting setup.

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I'm not a professional photographer, I could barely be considered an amateur, and despite Carl's (the one with the tattoos) great modelling skills, these guys aren't professional models either, haha!

I may try seeing what I can do with them in photoshop (or lightroom - thanks ed) at some point, but for now - back to my dissertation :(

126 comments:

Deadwood said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

ed said...

you should look into adobe lightroom

Colin Biano said...

The middle two in black&white are the best imo, the poses in the rest of them feel a little awkward
mostly the guy with the ponytail, lol

Blogging Skater said...

nice fisheye

D4 said...

not that bad! don't under value your stuff, sell yourself as amateur at least. :)

Dave said...

Like your pics man. good post.

bruno said...

Casual, but good pics

Egan said...

Not bad at all

thenitefalls said...

Nice photos man I wish I had the skill to do photography :D

Bart said...

yeah your doing it all wrong, get chicks to model for ya.

fit4life said...

i like the pez picture

Dave said...

some good photos, i like the fisheye style of some

jblogger45 said...

nice pics

Kicking Rocks said...

those are some great photos!

Shona said...

you should get a flickr account if you're into photography.

Nice stuff though! Not bad at all :)

Zach said...

Definitely not bad, especially for an 'amateur' ;)

after3 said...

All good shots. a3

Dave said...

Nice pics.

KB said...

I think the black and white really does a great job. If you do end up editing them, I'd make the 4th bunch down from the top black and white.

game_artifacts said...

the fisheye looks good

L-shift said...

They're good, actually

ironchefman said...

Love that fisheye!
I've got a new DSLR myself and trying to learn the ropes. It's definitely a fun challenge!

Kamchatka said...

I like these photos! They have an interesting perspective.

Aram said...

not bad for amateur photos pretty impressive

Wintermute said...

you like your fish eye.

Scrogglez said...

really like the pictures, esp the open mouth, looks scary hah

Jordan said...

Those are pretty nice. And to be honest, with the accessibility of nice cameras and picture editing programs, to me there isn't much of a difference between a professional photographer and an amatuer.

CandleintheDark said...

These are actually pretty cool!

Jay said...

fish eye lenses always make for interesting photos. :)

HiFi said...

Hey very cool. Like the contrast on those photos.

Chip said...

love the light art 'pez' one :)

zepdragon said...

Love the PEZ pic

Jamal Crawls said...

great lense!

Flodström said...

nice, the black and white filter works very well with your photos. Good job

Intraman said...

pretty sweet pictures: love the fisheye effect

King Elysium said...

really good photos!

SmartDroids said...

nice pics bro, waiting for more :)

Icepax_Nmir said...

the ball thing is kind of cool, and so is the lightwriting thing... awesome =D

Andy Stockdale said...

I really like the slow shutter speed used to capture the "pez". its weird to coz back here in aus theres a relatively well known aussie hip-hop artist called pez!

kxxthanxx said...

love the fish eye

Born_Disturbed said...
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Born_Disturbed said...

Last ones best IMHO, guy on the left is a bit static though

sp3nny said...

it looks like you guys had fun

James Lyndon said...

Nice pics dude, nice lighting.

Patti D. said...

They look awesome!

The Angry Lurker said...

Good work with those.

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

wow, cute black and white immages :-)

MY CUP OF COFFEE

Alphalpha said...

really nice pics!

Matt said...

Pics are interesting. I would like to learn myself how to do these in photoshop.

Xiism said...

I think it's decent, keep up the good work :)

PackScoot said...

Your photos are looking great, dont be so harsh on yourself, amatuer is an understatement!

mindlessfrk said...

Ended up pretty well, loved the light painting.

Minecraftblogger said...

I like the pez one (:

Dootzkie said...

Love the long exposition one!

Next time draw Mona Lisa with your light :D

modernb said...

Pretty good pictures :)

Solsby Kid said...

great photos!

Dave said...

Really good pics there. following.

The Radical Chemist said...

I think one way to start breaking into the realm of professional photography is to adjust your framing and focusing:

Focus: always on the closer eye (it is the most commonly looked at object in a picture/face.

Framing: Rule of thirds states you should place your subject at the 1/3 or 2/3 line of the frame. You've put it in the center (1/2 line), creating tons of dead space above your subjects.

oldschewl said...

That's a lot of fisheye pictures. I think the look is overused in modern media. But regardless of that, seeing friends get together and collaborate on something like this is awesome and sounds fun. My friends are all camera shy, so... lol...

pixel said...

cool long exposure shot

Trolske said...

I don't really like fisheye pictures..and get some girls to do the modelling :P

freightblog said...

really good photos.

Maggie said...

those look great!! i really like your design of your blog too
followed

philmin9 said...

Nice pics dude

**Hype.Planet** said...

not bad, I like the black&white ones

Lunarchy said...

Don't sell yourself too short man. I may not know what to look for to consider someone a "professional" over an "amateur" but I do think these are some pretty fantastic pictures. Keep up the good work!

Potholderz said...

Cool, i've always wanted to know how you make those light lines in the Pez one.

gamefreak3335 said...

hmmm not bad looks pretty good to me

thoff74 said...

Fish eye lense is always sweet! And leaving the lens open to get a long exposer so you can draw with light is always awesome

Erasmus said...

With modern cameras, anyone who can hold it still is a professional photographer as far as I'm concerned.

cheshire said...

Some great photos there man, good work - I like the little pattern you got going there with the placement.

The Suit said...

Nice looking pictures, whether you're an amateur or not.

OatmealStout said...

Looks good to me!

ThirteenCats said...

they're pretty good, nothing to be ashamed of!

tommyth3cat said...

you gotta love the fisheye lens

Lealeepo said...

WoW these pics doesn't really look like they are shot by an amateur. Quite impressive photo-shooting skills!

Michelangelo said...

Nice photos, as always!

Victorica said...

Great photos man!

Dark Scheme said...

Great photo's man. More like this please.

MDstuff1337 said...

Nice photos.
Great blog, mate :)

randomer said...

Not bad at all, just keep taking pictures and they'll get better and better. You have an eye anyway.

Sherman said...

Awesome blog, I followed you.

JH said...

Best tip to an amateur: Do you have a separate flash? As in, not the one attached to camera. If so, never use direct flash on your subject if possible. This creates shadows and it looks fake. If you do have a separate flash then always look for white walls, or your best option a white ceiling. Point the flash to the ceiling to bounce back on your subject. If you learn this simple trick your photos will look very professional and more natural. :)

Mouse Roberts said...

Nice work with the fisheye

Lou_BRK said...

Very proo pics

LonelyNutter said...

Nice. You have a better eye than most people I know; keep up the good work.

Necroticism said...

Damn, I need a fish-eye lens.

B Jeezy said...

coool pictures

KATE KUSH said...

I really like the one where "pez" is written in light. That's a really cool trick how do you do that? I'm not really into photography, but a couple of my friends are. Anyways cool pics! +follow

Memo said...

This looks like you all had fun while getting shot... by the camera.

All very nice photos .

WanderingWriter said...

Not bad at all!

Steve said...

Very interesting perspectives

A Kid At Heart said...

hahaha, i love that Pez light picture.

Electric Addict said...

cool perspectives :)

R.C said...

Yes, digging these photos for sure.

The Game Store Guy said...

For being "amateur", these are pretty well done.

GetItFirst said...

cool stiff you have here!
followed

GreenIdeas said...

nice shots, fish lense always gives nice shots that are different

Xzib1t said...

great shots!

Pappa Püllï said...

Awesome photoshoot! Keep this blogs coming!

brn said...

fisheye lenses are just amazing! really nice pictures, man.

Kevin said...

Awsome photo's bro, really like the fishbowl effect :)

hyyypz said...

Awesome pics :)

Fat Boy said...

Some very cool photo's dude..

Toto said...

nice stuff!

ドナルド said...

jajaja the last one!!!

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Pony said...

Cool stuff keep it up

N4M3L3SS said...

awesome pics, i concur with all the "keep it up" comments

Jake said...

How do you get the light effects?

Rockinrule said...

nice fisheye lense.

Al3xaG said...

Yep the fisheye gives some really cool effect, pretty good for amateur photographer!

JayPower said...

Awesome photo's real talent ;D

Roysizzle said...

i fucking love when people do the light effect with the camera, dont know how they do it, but it looks sick, good job

Ed said...

Not bad, I like the fisheye shots.

Alphabeta said...

Some of them turned out really well.

The Fury Of Me said...

great photo, really enjoyed them.

Dejch said...

nice pictures... also great blog!

following

Blog Hunt said...

you need a facebook fan page!

Mundo Smash said...

Very nice. Keep it up

Marquall said...

awesome stuff bro

Nepenthe said...

A couple of them were pretty good ^-^, good luck with the dissertation!

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Icepax_Nmir said...

when will you post something new? :)

Jessica Thompson said...

Wow great photoshoot!

daniel said...

I think this is good work.

MH. said...

Great work for an "amateur photographer". Keep it up!

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