Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, People, Photography, Photos, Reflections, Sigma 10-20, Urban, Wilton

How to shoot a self portrait

How to shoot a self portrait

How do you shoot a self portrait?

  1. Find the nearest Christmas tree.
  2. Look for a nice reflective ball.
  3. Shoot!

Shot in “The Wilton Bar” this afternoon.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Fitzgerald Park, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200

The Gentleman Clown

The Gentleman Clown

Yes, yes, we’re clowning around! Here’s the tall gent from the Circo Copa demonstration in Fitzgerald’s Park a while back. I wonder if he’ll ever see this. The put on a great show that day!

Thanks for all the nice comments on yesterday’s post about Michelle. They’re very much appreciated.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Mallow, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200

Gentle Smile

Gentle Smile

A model smiles for the camera at Mallow Camera Club’s studio portrait night. This was back in 2006 and I had promised the girls involved that night I’d send on their photos. Unfortunately it took longer than I thought to work on them. Here’s a photo of the other model I shot that night.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Arizona, Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, People, Photos, United States, Urban

Margi, of Ladywolf Glass

Margi

Margi is an artist and business woman living in Oracle, Arizona in the US. She makes beautiful handmade jewelry and glass beads from this small building near an iron smith in the town. I bought a few items for my wife and she loves them.

If you’re near Oracle, call in and say hi. She’s busy but is lovely to chat with and will gladly sell you beautiful jewelry!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Allihies, Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos

John Sullivan

John Sullivan

This is John Sullivan, a man we met near the beach at Allihies in West Cork a few days ago. He’s quite a remarkable man, especially as he will be 91 in June. I’ll be very happy with myself if I’m as fit and healthy as he is when I celebrate my 91st birthday!

The photo isn’t the best I could manage but I only took the one shot and wanted to share it. There was a very strong light behind him from the afternoon sun and I used the on-camera flash to fill in the shadows as best I could.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 22mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

The German Deep Purple

This group of lads wandered into the old switching station on Caroline Street during the filming of Stanley Super 800’s video so I took their photo.

Apparently they are a German Deep Purple cover band but it was hard to figure out what their name was because they hardly spoke a word of English and my German is non-existant! They were playing in the Old Oak that night so chances are they’ll be back!

The guy in the back is in the Stanley Super 800 video. Look out for the bouncers, he’s one of them. I can’t remember his name, but I had a great chat with him during the filming.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 14mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Festival, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Girls on the street

St. Patrick’s Day brought out a huge crowd onto the streets and here’s a group of girls we bumped into on Patrick’s Street.

We were on our way to a cafe for refreshment when I spotted a bicycle chained to a pole, but it had fallen down. As is my way I crouched down to get a shot of the wheel and the pole receding into the sky and when I got up this group of girls were looking at me. One asked what I was doing and of course I had to take their photo since they were enjoying themselves so much!

PS. Thank you Meg for linking to my blog at Cute Overload. Your blog must do some savage amount of traffic if referrers from your site are anything to go by. I did as much traffic here yesterday as I’d normally do on ocaoimh.ie!
PPS. Greetings to Zefrank too. I agree, check out the show, although can there be anyone left who hasn’t seen Ze Frank at least once?

I like these. Claire went exploring an old house: part 1, part 2.

I like these too – Donal’s Stomp photos are particularly good especially as they were taken at a live performance and in a darkened theatre! Very good!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 13mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Gatecrashing on Caroline Street

Another shot from Sunday at Stanley Super 800’s recording of the Gatecrashing video. The multi-shot posts are such a pain to do the rest of these will be single photo posts!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Black and White, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos

Three Gatecrashing Guys

Three members of the audience at Stanley Super 800’s recording of the music video, Gatecrashing at Caroline St. Cork on Sunday.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 15mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Cork Circus, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

I look good!

A street performer from Cork Circus, a street theatre company, poses for a photo on Patrick’s Street, Cork.

That reminds me, I must email him the URL of this blog as he was interested in photos!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/1000s
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Black and White, Candid, Cork, English Market, Food, Ireland, Market, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Staring at me

Am I feeling conspicuous or what?

I tried shooting from the hip yesterday with the strap of my camera over my shoulder and my camera in a horizontal position instead of being wrapped around my hand in a vertical orientation.

It proved useful, but I found that:

  1. More of my shots were blurry, perhaps because either the back and forth movement of me walking. I tried shooting in Tv (Shutter Priority mode) and even at 1/200sec and higher there was shake.
  2. It’s great getting more of the surroundings in but I miss the feet.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Gimp, Photography, Words

Airbrush a pretty girl

You may have seen this already, it’s on delicious, but it’s something I’ll read over later so I want to mention it. This airbrush tutorial is very detailed, showing each step with accompanying screenshots.
The result is quite a stunning image in the Playboy tradition of perfect skin and tones. Fake but it’s what people want!

I posted a similar touch-up tutorial a few months ago, but it concentrated on general techniques for giving a portrait more punch.

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