CVP Returns!

After many an exam and tense wait for the results, CVP returns to, well… CVP! Due to my being back, there’s a bunch of stuff that I’m hoping to do this summer, photography-wise.

No, not me. My brother and his mildly startling red suitcase make an appearance. Also, bright orange shoes.

First thing, eyes. Specifically, macro of eyes. I had tried this before with mirrors and a tripod, but had too many problems focusing to do it effectively. However, I now have a field monitor, which means I don’t have to mess around with mirror shenannigans. This should make the task of focusing much simpler.

Sadly, this flowerbox is no longer here. I sometimes wonder where it’s gone. Flowerboxthieves.jpg.

In addition, the summer has yielded another job. I’m not yet at liberty to say what exactly it is, other than that it involves some varied photography, including portraits and possibly a bunch of still life. Rest assured though, I’ll be posting about it if and when I can.

Stained glass at night. Unfortunately, not the most stable shot, and I suspect in-camera sharpening has ruined it a bit. I might try again some other time.

So, what about video? Currently, I’m not entirely sure. I now have the resources I need to feel at least reasonably confident of putting out a good quality video, but I’m not quite sure what kind of video to do. That said, a friend of mine might have a collab project for us to work on, so if it comes through, I’ll let you guys know.

On a side note, Valve recently began beta of their Source Filmmaker software, and that’s looking pretty interesting. I might try something with that, if I can.

Better than burgers produced by any other bodily appendage.

Finally, photography/AfterEffects tutorials. Ergh. I had wanted to do some up during December last year, but things got busy, and I had no idea where to start. I figure I should probably start drafting some plans for tutorials soon if I have time, but I fear things will get busy again and it’ll just be swept further down my schedule yet again.

I wish wandering around rail lines on foot were more possible. There’s often so many good shots to be had there.

Anyway, I have a fairly large number of photos I’ve accrued over the time I was free enough to photograph stuff but not free enough to type up blog posts. I’ll put them up as and when I can. I hope you enjoy them.

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Aurora Borealis – The Revengening

Merry Christmas – I’ve been busy (yet again), but Day 4 brought Aurora. Everywhaer.

There are actually faint red sections that were brought out when I messed with the curves. You can see it more clearly in the next photo.

Shot in RAW, the ground illuminated with a little light painting. All the photos I took were shot at the wider end of my 16-85mm, at the widest possible aperture, ISO 800 and a shutter speed of 30 seconds.

Car was lightpainted with a headtorch I borrowed.

Also, I’m switching back to the cornermark again, with a simpler mark.

Trying out a new cornermark. I've just realised it's a bit big, but it'll probably roughly look like that.