Saturday, 29 November 2014

New Lenses!

I brought home my contact lenses yesterday, managed to lose one behind the radiator, then find it 2 hours later, 
now I've put them in it's like I'm seeing in RAW, my eyesight has gone from f1.8 to f22 and the Clarity has been bumped up to +100!!

I think it's time to bring out my macro lens for a bit of fun!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Follow Up on the Rogue Flashbender + Diffusion Panel

Yesterday I sat down to write up a follow up blog post about using the Rogue Flashbender with the diffusion panel; I have been using them together over the past few weeks now but mainly last weekend when the whole family ventured to London for the day so I was mainly photographing some formal family portraits as my uncle is visiting us from the States.

We met up with a few family friends and relatives, so there was plenty of opportunities to set up the flashbender and test it out. I tried it a few times in different locations on the camera on the flash, and I have to say I LOVE THE CATCHLIGHTS in the eyes, they are so big and bright and really bring the viewer's attention to the eyes.

However, I was not pleased with the light spread of the flashbender and diffusion panel, I found it to be a little bit dim and a little bit flat, I'm so used to shooting on camera flash with the Stofen diffusers, that this is going to take some time to get used to.

Then today (I'm writing this on Tuesday,) I was helping out my sister with her photoshoot and I took some headshots of the model, my friend Immy with my 85mm lens, I set up the flashbender and diffusion panel off camera to the right of my model, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the results, with the light being more directional and with the flashbender and diffusion panel acting as a softbox it was easier to direct the light where I wanted it and the fall off from the flash was pleasant and visually pleasing.

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Two Years Together

This is more of a personal post, just over two years ago, at the beginning of my third year of university, something amazing happened, I met a wonderful human being, little did I know, that encounter was the beginning of something beautiful.

We became good friends within days and great friends over the following weeks, then one day something changed, sparks flew, fireworks banged and I know it sounds corny but there really was magic in the air.

The Night of Our First Date

Two Years later...

Shanice and I celebrated our Two Year Anniversary on Friday, she came down to see me and we spent the last few days together, over the weekend we enjoyed each others company, took the dogs for long walks, and exchanged I Love You's.

The Night of Our Two Year Anniversary

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Forgotten Moments

Don't you just love it when you're going through your old pictures from photoshoots, reviewing what you've done in the past and seeing what you can bring into the future with you?

Well last week I was looking through a photoshoot I did while working with a talented Make Up Artist - Tanveer Khatri, in Leicester during the beginning of my third and final year at De Montfort University.

You can see the blog posts for these photoshoots here: Armina and Siobhan.

But I was looking through the pictures and I saw these pictures that I felt I hadn't seen before, and it stood out to me, 

I was shocked that I hadn't picked up on these pictures sooner,

I'm so glad that I went back through this folder and found those pictures, It's gone straight into my portfolio!

The lesson I've learned from this is to firstly organise my pictures better and then secondly, review my pictures more often, you never know what you could have missed.

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Monday, 10 November 2014

So you're thinking of buying a camera??

So you're thinking of buying a camera but not sure which one?
I bet you've been torn by peoples differing opinions, "get a DSLR, they're great," or "just use your phone"

Well in this blog post I'm going to attempt to help you decide which camera you should buy or at the very least just clear up any confusion that you may have.

The first thing to consider is, What is the camera going to be used for?

Now obviously it's going to be used for taking pictures, but what are you going to be taking pictures of?

Is it going to be mainly used for taking pictures of the family or something small for your holidays?
Or is it going to be something you buy for your son/daughter to capture all their memories as they start university?

The second thing to consider is the price,

 you don't have to spend thousands or even tens of thousands of pounds on a camera system if you're just going to use it

I've been asked

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Jamil's First Impressions on the Rogue Flashbender

Look what arrived in the post today!!

I've been debating whether or not to invest in the Rogue Flashbender for a few months now, but two days ago I invested in a new Flash Stand, (the review for that will be posted soon) and I thought I'd look into purchasing the flashbender and diffusion panel.

This is my video expressing my initial thoughts on the flashbender and diffusion panel.


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