Something for myself

A Bit of Friendly Gossip

'A Bit of Friendly Gossip' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L @ ISO 400

Recently, I was asked to cover an important medical event in my part of the world. I am always happy to take on work such as this as it gives me a chance to meet people, try out new techniques and (most importantly) earn some money along the way.

Packing Essentials

'Packing Essentials' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 100mm USM @ ISO 400

What makes an otherwise mundane commission is that in the back of my mind I always take a little bit of time out to take a few shots for myself. These are small details, mementos of otherwise no interest to the client. Just do remember to clear publishing of any photos taken on commission on your site with your client first.

Roof

'Roof' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 100mm USM @ ISO 100

Empty Chairs

'Empty Chairs' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 100mm USM @ ISO 400

If anything, the ‘unusual’ square format, cropping or b&w conversion will instantly render the image unusable for the client but visually interesting to the likes of you and me.

Taking a Break

'Taking a Break' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L @ ISO 400

Where I always find interest is in food. Both consuming and photographing. In this case, my client also wanted to have photos of the catering done but I saved the more conventional format of images for them whereas I took the square cropped, more abstracted versions for myself.

'Luuurve Foods' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L @ ISO 200

Luuurve Foods

'Prosciutto, Olive & Tomato Sticks = Yum!' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L @ ISO 200

Now sometimes you do have extreme luck to be covering an event that happens over a longer time period, in fantastic settings and is very, very well organised. This was one such trip. I was so impressed with the organisers for creating many interesting moments in interesting spaces over the two days which in turn made my job of creating interesting memories of the event very easy.

Looking Down

'Looking Down' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 17-40mm f4 L @ ISO 1250

On the eve of the second day a gala dinner was organised in a very interesting club. Bands were playing live music which gave me the opportunity to try out concert photography, something I never did before and something I think I like very much.

Guitar Player

'Guitar Player' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L @ ISO 400

I love the bright, saturated lighting and the expressions on musicians faces. Hm… will start to take my camera out with me in the evenings more often..

Guitar Player

'Guitar Player' Taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L @ ISO 1250

And finally, possibly my favourite shot of the whole trip – ‘Couple Dancing’. The expression on the face of the lady is simply priceless. What a nice way to end this trip.

'Couple Dancing', taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L @ ISO 1250

'Couple Dancing', taken with Canon 5d and Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L @ ISO 1250

May 16, 2010

One response to Something for myself

  1. Dalibor said:

    Really soulful piece of work. “Couple Dancing”, the favorite, seems to be taken out of the disco ball. Very interesting. The expression on the face of the lady, yes. Wonder what song was playing? Really takes her there.

    And man…

    …do I wanna eat me some prosciutto, olive & tomato sticks now…

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