Month: January 2016

Project 52: Week 4; Portrait – Head Shot

Another week, another Project 52 challenge. This week it’s portrait based again., the remit for this being a head shot portrait, of which a nice focal length for something like this would probably be somewhere between 85mm-135mm depending on how much of the frame you want filled with the subject’s head/shoulders. As I shoot with an APS-C sensor this complicate’s thing’s slightly as those focal length’s are from “35mm equivalent”. As you may or may not know a full frame sensor gives a 35mm film equivalent focal length, but as an APS-C sensor is cropped this doesn’t totally translate to them. So the 50mm Nikkor 1.4G lens that I use on my Nikon D5200 actually has, strictly speaking, a 75mm focal length (in 35mm terms) as Nikon’s APS-C sensor’s have a 1.5X crop factor (in case you were wondering Canon’s APS-C’s have a 1.6X crop and the Micro Four Thirds sensor on my Olympus OM-D EM-5 is a 2X crop, so that at least is much easier to calculate). I promise I will not delve too much into the maths of this again any time soon but the point I’m trying to make is that this lens is almost in the sweet spot for head-shot’s.

So with all that in mind here’s the photograph taken for this week’s category, it’s of my House-mate while he was in the living room on his PlayStation.

Week 4 - Portrait Head Shot.jpg ISO 1600, F1.4, 1/160 sec. (more…)


So when it finally stopped raining this afternoon I thought I’d head out with and shoot some landscape as I haven’t done that for a couple of weeks. Below is one of today’s photo’s taken at Cosmeston Lakes in The Vale of Glamorgan, it was quite breezy so I wanted to get some movement going in the reeds, hence the longer exposure time.

Boardwalk.jpg Nikon D5200, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC, ND1000 filter, ISO 125, F16, 15 seconds. (more…)

Medium Format : Three

This has been up on my Flickr page for a few days now but not been added into here, until now. This is arguably my favourite image I’ve taken with my Yashica TLR so far, I think it’s because it suits the square medium format so well as well as the subject matter itself. The leading lines diminishing into the distance, the usual repetition I like so much, the waves crashing against the sea wall with the overcast/just rained sky, I was very pleased when I got this back from the developer.

Sea Wall 80mm f8 125th sec 80mm, Fujipro 400H 120 film, F8, 1/125th sec. (more…)

Street Photography – Olympus OM-D EM-5; Twelve

Once again we have another instalment of Street Photography taken on my Olympus OM-D EM-5 with 17mm M.Zuiko 1:1.8 lens. Let me know what you think of these, any favourite’s? Anything horribly wrong?

Reflected Self.jpg ISO 800, F8, 1/10th sec. (more…)