Wednesday, January 27, 2010

a bit of silliness

I recently had the oppourtunity to go along to my friend Adam's competitive weightlifting debut at The Powerhouse Gym here in Wellington, i took my 7D along with me to take some photos for him as well. Halfway through though, a number of ideas started rolling in my head and i decided to video his lifts instead and make a short video of it all, using the slow motion (50fps) function of the camera. I chucked together a quick edit of the footage that night, all very tongue and cheek of course.


wait! you can use a DSLR to take photos?

Having owned both a Canon 5D mk II and a 7D in the past 6 months soley for their video acquisition features, it's easy to forget that they are both premium DSLR photography cameras in their own rights. While i am definitely a novice at photography i have really enjoyed getting out there playing around with the stills side of these cameras recently. Below are a few of my favourite photographs that i have taken during the past 6 months. Nothing too special, but i thought i'd share.

I took this shot outside my old flat at about 1am one night, it was pitch black and took me an age to get it right. Definitely worth it though, love the result. (Canon 5D mk II, 50mm 1.8, 30sec exposure)

I took this on a recent trip to Taupo with some friends, we visited the local carnival that was in town one night, and we were treated to a gorgeous summer night sky. I was really fighting the fading light here but i still love the shot. (Canon 7D, 28-135mm, 1/20th exposure)

Every trip to my folks place generally involves me taking many photos of Scooter, a very photogenic ball of fluff. This is my favourite. (Canon 5D, 50mm 1.8, 1/20th)

Taken on the last night of a recent road trip, we stopped in Palmy, and just as i was unloading the car, i turned to see the whole road illuminated by this brilliant glow, i ran inside to grab the camera to try and capture it. (Canon 7D, 28-135, 1/30th)