Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I Wish - Prague 2009

Another try with Silver efex. I really think I will get used to this! some posibilities......I include the original RAW file as well. I used the 'pinhole' preset this time and tweaked it to my liking. Made the silver areas in the blue spectrum. More tests to come.... hope you like them.

Monday, September 28, 2009

NIK Plugin Software

I downloaded the NIK plugin software for photoshop, lightroom and aperture this morning. It consists of sharpen, noise reduction, color, lightcontrol and black and white modules for the above mentioned programs. I played around with the color and the black and white modules a little bit. Having not really done black and white for ages, actually since I abandoned sadly my wet and chemical darkroom, I thought it was good to see if I had lost my printing eye. I really loved printing and was quiet good at it if I may say so myself. Anyway back to the computer...I opened 2 different pics in the module Silver Efex (conveniently opening from Lightroom) and I started playing. Damn this is soooo promising. I know I am not there yet, but I can see where it is heading! Back to the good 'ol B/W!!
I am going to use it for the next 14 days in its trial form. To buy the whole suite comes with a reasonable pricetag: € 299,95 suitable for all 3 programs. Go check it out at Hope you like the pics.
--Take care V.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Marcos 5 months already!

Some private stuff again. I shot these pics about 2 weeks ago around Marcos being 5 months already. all shot with natural light with a nikon d700 and a 50mm 1.8 (very old) prime man focus lens. He really communicates now and I have alot of fun with him. We yell and giggle together. Since about 3 weeks he´s able to sit and he loves it, laughing at the cats and at himself in the mirror. He´s still not sure however about the whole belly thing.... Enjoy

Friday, September 18, 2009

Corporate Portraits

Lately I am getting more and more jobs for corporate portraits. I am very pleased with that cause I love being on location and you get to deal with different environments and people everytime you go out there, I enjoy that so much. Usually there´s not much time available to do these shots. That really put some pressure on your creativity and technical abilities. I try to be able to be there 30-45 mins in advance to scout locations and set up. I travel more or less light; got my ThinkTank rollerback and a stand-bag with 3 stands and a 75cm (30") softbox and a Lowepro trekker with clamps, filters, backdrop, lastolite reflec. panel and the odd piece (that I always seem to use). I shoot everything with my Nikon D700 and 3 sb-800 triggered by my SU-800 commander and sc-29 cord. Its so easy to control all the strobe settings from your camera position (or nearby with the cord) using the Nikon CLS-system. Anyway one of my recent ones is included, hope you like it. Vincent

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Alternative weddings

I gave up on doing weddings, just don´t like doing them. Besides considering the competition here on the coast and the outragious price differences, I think that market is corrupt. Anyway, I met a lovely Dutch coming from my hometown owning 2 bridalshops here and is organizing a massive english spoken bridalfair in November in Fuengirola. I decided to help her out with the commercial images for the print campaign and billboards....this kind of wedding photography I like :P

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Marcos 4 months

Just a little private update of Marcos.