Wednesday 27 August 2008

First HDR's

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the process of taking several images at different shutter speeds and combining them into a single photo that contains no washed out or underexposed areas. The result can be surreal, an almost too perfectly lit photograph that contains a high level of detail throughout the image.

These are my first try's... Practice practice...

The first one is a made from 5 different combined raw files, while the second is done using one raw file at different exposers and then combined. How did I do?

If your interested, here are a few examples of HDR done well and you can see the varying results that can be achieved. CLick

Sampling some B&W

Few more from the same day. went into this quaint little church dedicated to Sailors in a little seaside village in Clare...and saw this
and this...

Tuesday 26 August 2008

Catching up...

Took so many pictures between the last two weekends, I think it'll take me a while to go through them all... that'll teach me for being snap-happy ;)
here's a quick sneak peak of some pictures from the weekend before last. I went out on a photo expedition along the coasts of Clare and Galway with the two, very talented photographers, brothers Alan and Austin Lambe.
Some from Saturday...

More on flickr

more pics coming soon from the Sunday in Kinvara... and of course my first ever solo wedding, from this weekend's family affair, also.

Wednesday 13 August 2008

Nicola & Paul

Taken on Sat 9th Aug - Nicola and Paul's big day in the Burren, Co.Clare! As you can see, the sun didn't make an appearance, but at least the torrential rain held off till we reached the reception. It was a charming ceremony for a lovely couple. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Also to Gerry Costello for taking me along as second shooter.

Monday 11 August 2008

The Burren

Some shots from The Burren, near Fanore, Co. Clare

Wednesday 6 August 2008

Wedding bells

I was soo thrilled to be brought along to Sarah and Marks wedding by there photographer Gerry Costello. As a first time second shooter it was a huge learning experience for me. I could tell how important it was for Gerry to have had all his wedding experience, there is soo much to be on top of all the time. It was an amazing day, and everything went swimmingly. Having just got my hands on my first flash that morning, it was tough, but I was happy with some shots, see them on Flickr here. As always, room for improvement, so looking forward to the next one.

Big Thank You to Gerry for being so patient with me and to Sarah and Mark for letting me be a part of their special day.