Saturday, 29 December 2012

Stormy Broadstairs

Stormy Broadstairs

Well Christmas was really good to me as it brought me a Full Frame camera, the Canon 5D mkiii. Really haven't had much chance to get out with it yet but so far I have been blown away by the level of detail in the raw files to how sharp the images are. The auto focus system has many settings and I am still trying to find my way around but it really does a great job. The build quality is nothing less than impressive and I hope the weather sealing is of similar standard although I don't wish to put it to a test!

Hope to be able to show more images in the coming weeks and months. I still have my Canon 7d and may well be selling this in the near future . I also have a Canon 10-22 lens and Sigma 8-16mm lens I will be selling to. If you are interested in any of them, then please feel free to contact me for further info and help.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Happy Christmas All

Hello to everyone out there, may I wish you all and your family a very merry Christmas and all the best for the coming year. I would like to thank you all for you comments and support over the last year and hope I have improved as a result. I hope to continue to learn over the coming year and look forward to sharing my images with you over the months to come.

Happy Christmas Everyone

Lee Pelling Photography
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Saturday, 22 December 2012

London 2012 The Final Trip of The Year

Southwark Blue
Today myself and fellow photographer +Barry Stewart  visited London for the last time this year, picked a good day as at least the weather was kind and the rain stayed away. Decided to visit a few underground stations as some of the architecture underground is better than that above. The problem I have is recalling which image was taken at which station and thanks to another Flickr contact, Sean Batton, for correcting me on my Flickr post. The above image was actually taken at Southwark underground station and not Waterloo which is originally what I listed it as.

Think you will agree when you actually stop and look around the vast underground network there is some really nice architecture going on from some really old stations to some of the modern stations. The problem in London is so many people all going about there daily lives very few actually ever notice. The other problem for those of us that do is trying to find the composition and time to shoot when there are not vast crowds getting in the way !

Sothwark Underground Station

Kings Cross Roof

The O2


Hopefully in 2013 we will return to continue to document some of the great places our capital has to offer both above and below ground level.

I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you all for your comments and support in 2012 and I wish you all a great Christmas and best wishes for the new year.

Lee Pelling

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Gritty Speedlite Portrait

Gritty Speedlite Portrait

This is my son Ben, I haven't done much photography lately no real reason other than work getting in the way really. I had seen this type of light set up and processing on Kelby Training so thought I would give it a go.
This set up requires three speedlites or strobes. Two speedlites behind model one each side and higher than model aiming down towards the back of the neck area. These two strobes were also fitted with grids to help pin point the light. The idea is to get the light falling on the shoulder separating model from the background and also falling on the cheek area. These were set to about 1/64th power.
The third speedlite is in front of the model and lower so as not to get in the shot and acts as a fill light set to about 1/128th power with a stoffen diffuser fitted.
The camera was set to ISO 800 Shutter speed of 1/200th sec at F/8.0  and the speedlites fired with a set of youngnou 622c wireless triggers.
The lens was a Canon 70 - 200  F/4.0 USM L at 91mm on a Canon 7D
The image was then processed in Lightroom 4 and a few minor tweaks in Photoshop CS6

Strobist Three Light Portrait