Been a while since I posted something up here. Thanks y’all for the regular visits, irregardless of how much I love blogging without the readership the whole exercise would be futile. On Sundays I usually chill in my castle with the fam. Yesterday I decided to borrow a ride and flex my photography muscle but its owner (hmurimi the II) couldn’t trust me with it so he stuck around till I was done with it. This wasn’t like a planned execution… you know ..just those ideas that spring up at awkward moments (this one came as I was taking my kiamsha kinywa – some arrowroots and porridge (am no health freak but hey).
I had been debating about this shoot in my mind for a while but this time I got to do it. In disregard to the risk factor I headed out solo into the dark armed with my camera and tripod. The shoot took like an hour (8pm to 9pm) since I had to scout for locations.
During this time I only saw one person who upon seeing me decided to change course. I could read question marks on motorist as they drove past……
Camera: Nikon D80
Focal length: 1st Pic 18mm – sec pic 55mm – 3rd pic 23mm 4th pic 34 mm
Exposures (manual): 3 per image (8 sec 13 sec & 30sec) except for the last image which is a pseudo hdr (1 exposure)
Image quality: Camera RAW (.NEF)
Tone Mapping : photomatrix 2
Retouching: Photoshop CS4
Time spent in Post production per image : about 10-30 min
Here is couple of tattoo shots I took sometime last week they were shot using only one light, a shoot through umbrella. One Image though (the guy with a scarf), was shot with just a bare strobe for steeper light fall off.