Jobs done early today so a bit of a continuation of shooting 10 multi images in camera on a 10 year old Nikon D700. Bright and sunny so I strapped the 105mmf2.8 micro Nikkor on and had a try at a few shooting techniques, twirling, walking towards or away from just to get a better idea of what works in camera as opposed to stacking up layers in Photoshop.. So shooting aperture priority and varying the ISO I shot these....with the aperture shut right down the one thing that stood out was a few blodges of muck on the sensor so I'll have a waft and try and clear them. Straight into light room for a mainly 16:9 crop and a touch of clarity with some shadow lightening...yep that's it no eye ball aching computer sessions...mind you if I use these for anything commercial I'll have to titivate the sensor dust but for a blog post....meh.....
10 years on since the Nikon D700 was introduced, technically a museum piece but even after dropping mine several times , having it launched off various car seats, having to replace all the rubber grips and countless eyepieces...well it's still going, so why not a project based on 10 and the ability of my Nikon D700 to shoot 10 multiple images in camera....now for those who have been here before you probably know that I will push at a cameras creative boundaries and see what happens, sometimes it's a sack of files for the recycle bin and then at others...well. So there will be a Gallery for these but as this is my first day I thought I'd share a few from the Summer market at Guerlesquin and on the coast at the Roches d'Argent across the bay from Locquirec on the North Breton coast.
So most of the work in camera with a reframe and tweak in Lightroom, but the minimum I can get away with, I'll throw a minimal amount of Photoshop at them when it gets to the publishing stage but this lot are hot out of the camera, enjoy, leave a comment or shake head in despair, until the next time.
I'll go into camera settings later and also publish some close up detail from these files...eye popping.
I wanted to convey the speed and action of the bikes (and entourage ) flashing past so I turned the ISO down to it's lowest went to shutter priority and set at 1/30th shooting RAW with the Nifty Fifty no filters just trying to pan as the action flew past, opened from Lightroom into Photoshop as a layer stack and a bit of opacity faffling with the top layers with a copy layer desaturated in multiply mode...
and masked in where I need it...phew...Photoshop waffle...sometimes it hurts....here are some more
Now then I usually do this with a bog standard studio style one flash/brolley tethered to a laptop plonk people down and blat away system, but hey let's go all 'on trend' this year with a loose free and easy instagrammy style. So aperture priority using the on camera flash set down to 100 iso and of course the irreplaceable nifty fifty...aperture from F4 to 5.6 shoot into the sun at most opportunities.... just a mere waft in lightroom and good to go.
Tour de France came flying through the Breton countryside yesterday, blink and they've gone, but there is a huge entourage of vehicles that come piling through before hand, most chucking promotional material in a scattergun approach to marketing, so before I post some bike shots here's a taste of the speed and mix that came through.
So panning with a nifty fifty, iso as low as it would go and shutter priority set at 1/30th, photoshop bits are copy layer desaturated in multiply mode and masked out...back with the bikes soon.
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...