Richard Olpin - Project 52/2016

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8/52 Window Light

Postby Richard Olpin » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:41 pm

8/52 Window Light
Project 52/2016 - 8/52 Window Light

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8/52 Window Light by Richard Olpin, on Flickr

A little impromptu shoot at Matchbox Studio in Gloucester with my lovely friend Ali.

I saw the window light as soon as we arrived at the studio and thought - right, I'll be having some of that then!

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Re: Richard Olpin - Project 52/2016

Postby Phil Munyard » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:55 pm

That light is awesome. love it

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Re: Richard Olpin - Project 52/2016

Postby Richard Olpin » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:35 am

That light is awesome. love it
Cheers Phil, lucky spot when we got to the studio.. :-)

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9/52 - Unusual Angles

Postby Richard Olpin » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:43 am

"Eat me, Drink Me"

Project 52/2016 - 9/52 - Unusual Angles

A quickie from a fun little social at Eyebox. I wasn't really in a shooty mood tonight so I only took half a dozen frames so I had something to post this week.. :-)

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10/52 - At The Zoo

Postby Richard Olpin » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:23 am

Had a day out with a student at the Zoo this week, so it would be rude not to post something from there..

Here's an inquisitive little Lemur for starters
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And a Mongoose Lemur
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And a couple of quick portraits of Kamran and Ketan
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And the new Wallabys are settling in well :-)
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11/52 - Natural Frames

Postby Richard Olpin » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:35 am

Whilst we were at the Zoo I made a point of looking for some natural frames.

Couple of examples:

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And this Lemur, maybe not the best pic, but I did use it at the time to show the specific example where changing my position allowed me to make use of the natural trangle formed by the timber etc to frame the shape of the animal and her tail.

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Re: Richard Olpin - Project 52/2016

Postby Phil Munyard » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:05 pm

Great looking pics from the zoo. Love the lions and the DOF of this shots

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12/52 - Multiple Lights

Postby Richard Olpin » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:15 am

Not really sure how I'd categorise these, multiple lights, off-camera flash, smoke bombs etc..

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The Bounty Hunter by Richard Olpin, on Flickr

Anyway, this actually worked out rather better than expected.

I'd planned a bit of an epic shoot today with my friend Penny and a male model from PurplePort. We were going to do a kind of post-apocalyptic road warrior style thing. Unfortunately the model flaked on us at 10pm last night so I put something up on Facebook and thankfully my good friend, the legend that is Paul Walker stepped in at the last minute (i.e. early hours of this morning) to help us out. One quick planning phone call later to suss out what we had between us in the way of props and we managed to conjure up a bit of a post-apocalyptic bounty hunter type dude..

Not had a chance to do any proper editing yet, these are just a quick tweak in LR as an example of what we got up to..

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Techy stuff:
These were actually shot in daylight, about 5:00pm this afternoon.
Smoke was provided by proper pyrotechnic smoke grenades as used on airsoft/paintball sites.

The shot was exposed about two stops under ambient for the dark background
I used one of my small speedlights about waist height behind Paul for the backlight
Godox Witstro AD360 camera left, standard reflector about 6 ft left, 2ft in front of Paul for the key light

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Re: Richard Olpin - Project 52/2016

Postby Phil Munyard » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:06 pm

Love these shots. Really liking the landscape one and the way the smoke is just creeping in front of the bushes on the left hand side. it really leads the eye into the picture .

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Re: Richard Olpin - Project 52/2016

Postby Richard Olpin » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:04 pm

Love these shots. Really liking the landscape one and the way the smoke is just creeping in front of the bushes on the left hand side. it really leads the eye into the picture .
Cheers, pretty simple setup really..

The biggest difficulties are that the smoke only lasts about a minute, and with a bit of wind it's a rather unpredictable what it's going to do, so it's pretty much a case of fire up the smoke and shoot 30 shots and see which stick!


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