Thursday, 16 December 2010

1st Movie!

Well not really, but here's my first official 1 minute film for Uni... edited by yours truly.


Here are 2 new Graphics Ive made over the past couple of days and seen as lots of people keep asking how I make them and what not there's a video below of the process... for any photoshop geeks out there! I love The Matrix and have wanted to do the Bullet Time thing for ages now but couldnt find a good enough Tutorial but I finally got around it...

First I took about 15 photos like these (my stomach muscles are killing me today)

and then photoshopping starts


Credit for Corridor Shot

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Self Portrait

Here's some good tips and tricks to try if you want to get a professional feel to your photos but without any professional lighting. I wanted to get some professional looking Self Portraits because all the one's I had were crap. So after remembering about a trick I used a few months back for a Boxing shot I decided to use the old spot light trick, I doubt anyone hasn't got some spot lights in their house like this....

These are great because you can move them to where you want the light to be as long as you have a space on the wall or something plain behind you.

With the wall being green I will have to change the photos to Black and White otherwise everything has a grinch tinge to it... which is not a good look. Lots of people always ask how I take photo's of myself and all I can tell you is I have a small remote and a tripod. If you have neither of these dont rush out and spend your money, be creative. Find something to rest your camera on i.e a stack of yellow pages or Argos catalogues.... or make something. Also most cameras these days have a timer on them so you can set it around 10 seconds and have time to get your pose right.

Last tip about taking a Self Portrait... be yourself. Don't be all smily if your not a smily person, it has to reflect who you are. If you be yourself it will shine through that lens. Here's how the turned out....

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

First Post

Hey guys this is my first post and I thought I'd start with the Photoshoot from yesterday with my cousin. I'd been in a creative mood all last week and bursting at the seams to get out with my new 50mm Lens. I gave Ceri a call who loves being in front of the camera and would make a brilliant model, she's very photogenic and at ease in front of the camera so I was already winning 50% with the shots looking good. We make a good team together and have a great laugh which always makes things a little more creative and less tense. I had a vague image in my head of a couple shots I wanted, mainly just a grungy feel to the shots so we went up to Parys Mountain and found 2 great locations. We got very lucky with the weather and the lighting from the sun was just perfect. We also got very lucky when we found a Digger and an old fence which was strange because I'd only just mentioned to Ceri that I wanted an old fence shot or a large prop and there it was, ask and you shall receive. We then went down to the Park because I wanted a Half Pipe shot and also a behind the fence shot, again the lighting couldn't have been more perfect. Im really, really chuffed with the shots and cant wait for another Shoot with Ceri.