Recently I have been involved in projects that involve some serous low light photography. I thought I would write a quick blog about the equipment & software I have been using to help me get quite usable results.
The most recent project was Unfolding theatre’s Building palaces. This was a very dark multi room promenade show with the light going from very bright to complete darkness. It was a challenge so I decided to arm myself with a 2x Nikon D700’s both with Nikkor high quality fast primes. Camera no1 was fitted with the New Nikkor 24mm ƒ/1.4 G ED and Camera no2 was fitted with the classic Nikkor 85mm ƒ1.4 AF D, Even with with using very fast glass my ISO was between 100 & 6400! so no matter what camera you are using with maybe the exception of the D3s I was still going to get bags of noise. But thats where the amazing noise reduction from CS5 comes into play. I am extremely impressed with this software it is amazing just watching the noise disappear,
Below are some examples of my lowlight work for Building palaces.
ISO 1000 ƒ/1.6
ISO 1000 ƒ/1.6
ISO 1000 ƒ/1.8
First of all sorry for the lack of posts on here , I have had a fair bit going on and couldn’t decide on the subject. So I will give a quick run down of what has been done and what is coming up in the near future.
I have been doing quite a fair bit of wedding photography recently I covered Julia + James Wedding party in Whitley bay I also covered Robin + Emma’s Wedding at Crook hall in Durham, I was also assisting the very talented Katy Melling with some weddings back in July it was a really great experience for me. I recently also did a pre wedding shoot for my friends Gavin + Jane who will be getting married at the start of September.
I have also been doing some promo portraiture work for some fantastic musicians that include Kathryn Tickell , Brian Finnegan , The Monster Ceilidh Band , and my beautiful and very talented girlfriend Katie Doherty,
In other news I am very excited to be heading out to Tromsø in Norway with some other great photographers that include Antony Spencer for 4 days in September in search of the Northern lights I am very excited about this trip and hope to bring back some stunning images. I will be running a Twitter update during the trip (Phone Signal depending) I am also hoping to do a video diary to document my experience.
I am am going to strive to be a more active blogger so watch this space…….
Below is an image taken at Sandsend North Yorkshire.
Here is a selection of images taken during the Holocaust Memorial day Service on January 24th 2010 at the Journal Tyne Theatre in Newcastle. Each person here had a different story to tell, a different input to the theme of the day; “The Legacy of Hope”. During the two hour service each individual story of survival, courage and above all, hope came across not only in words and music, but shone through the eyes, expressions and posture of every participant. It was an honour to be a part of the day and I hope that the pictures reflect the emotion of the service.
It is important to me that the expression of audience and participants is captured in an authentic way, and that the pictures will form a lasting memory both for those involved and others.
a selected 10 images will be on display on at Newcastle City Library from the 26 January until 4th February.
Below is a couple of images that will be part of that exhibition.
Zdenka Fantlovå (Holocaust survivor)
Alexandra Raikhlina (Music performer)
Paris (Part of the Crossings band)
All images are copyright protected and property of © 2010 Reed Ingram Weir Photography