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Happy Times…

by on Dec.21, 2011, under Life, Photography

A quick grab of my youngest whilst she was attending the birthday party of one of her classmates… This is indoors (but near windows) – straight ambient light, handheld with the 50/1.4 (I LOVE this lens for candid portraits).

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

NIKON D7000 + 50.0 mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm, 1/125 sec at f/2, ISO 100

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Street: Week 49…

by on Dec.20, 2011, under Life, Photography, Street

Week 49

Outside the very fancy new Louis Vuitton store in Sydney’s CBD

NIKON D7000 + 50.0 mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm, 1/160 sec at f/5, ISO 280

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Farewell to Year 6…

by on Dec.18, 2011, under Life, Photography

My eldest daughter has just graduated from Year 6 and will be going to high school next year.

Here’s a picture of my ‘baby’ all growed up attending her year 6 farewell dinner and celebration.

NIKON D7000 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/160 sec at f/2.8, ISO 400

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A Box of Soft Light…

by on Dec.16, 2011, under Life, Photography

We had our annual Christmas Carols at our local school recently and whilst there I took lots of photos of all our children and the various activities (playing instruments, singing, playing, etc) they were up to.

Around sunset/twilight I took my camera with the 50/1.4 onboard, my SB900 speedlight and a 24″ speedlight softbox out onto the oval and let any of the kids who were interested have a play. I took the photos and the kids posed and others held the softbox and strobe which I remotely wirelessly triggered using the glory of Nikon’s CLS (Creative Lighting System).

I shot in manual and underexposed the sky (using a fast shutter speed – 1/200, 1/125, etc) and a wideish aperture for a soft background look and let TTL have it’s way.

Lots of very nice photos were to be had – here is one of my daughters which turned out OK

NIKON D7000 + 50.0 mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm, 1/250 sec at f/4, ISO 100

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Dance Concert…

by on Dec.14, 2011, under Life, Photography

I’ve mentioned before that my daughters do dance, they performed in their annual concert recently and I managed to sneak a ‘few’ pictures (loving that 70-200/2.8) and in the last one of my daughters was even lucky enough to gain a trophy (for obtaining 100% in her dance exams – go girl :))

NIKON D7000 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 @ 116 mm, 1/200 sec at f/2.8, ISO 3600


NIKON D7000 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 @ 140 mm, 1/200 sec at f/2.8, ISO 1000


NIKON D7000 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 @ 180 mm, 1/200 sec at f/2.8, ISO 800

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