Posts in Category: Black & White

Cliche Kitty

So I normally wouldnt publish a “cliche” cat shot, but I figured what the heck? I shot this with my little Sony in my living room.

Caption: Relaxing Kitty
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Copyright: ©Tony Gillilan
Camera: Sony ILCE-6000
Lens: E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Shot at 51 mm (shot wide open)
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/50 sec, f/4, ISO 6400
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: black and white, cat, portrait
Date: August 13, 2016 12:57:53PM

Relaxing Kitty

Relaxing Kitty

Shooting the latest band

As I was telling the groom and his friends to look out over my shoulder, I had the feeling I was shooting an up-and-coming country band.

Caption: Oak Hills Wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100
Flash: Off Camera, Fired
Keywords: Oak Hills, wedding
Date: March 12, 2016 3:00:27PM
Location: Oak Hills
Hesperia, California, United States

Oak Hills Wedding

Oak Hills Wedding

Rhyolite Ghost Town

I arrived on scene about 11pm. After driving for hours, and arriving in the middle of nowhere, Nevada, I stepped out of the truck, and stared up at a brilliantly lit moon. I knew if I took the shot with the moon in the sky, I wouldn’t get the result I was looking for. I checked my phone for the moonset time, and went to sleep in the truck. My alarm woke me at about 3am. I got out of the truck, and stepped into a freezing wind. I started to setup my tripod, and soon realized that I could no longer move my fingers. Good thing I brought nice gloves along. After fumbling around with my tripod and camera with heavy gloves on – a feat that felt like I was in a space suit, I got out a flashlight to try and focus on the building – the Cook Bank. I did my best to try and frame the shot in the dark.

I pulled the trigger a little after 3am. I went back to the truck while the camera was still exposing, and got out a single strobe. There was no light to illuminate the building, and without light, the building would be barely visible in my shot. I walked back and forth in front of the building firing my strobe manually several times in an attempt to paint the building with light. I stopped the exposure after almost 40 minutes, and to my utter amazement, something came up on my LCD that made me smile. Well at least I had the bank correctly in my frame. This shot might not be great, or even good, but for those of you that have been through similar struggles, you know that even if you get anywhere near what you want, it is very gratifying.

Caption: Rhyolite Ghost Town
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF20mm f/2.8 USM
Exposure: Manual exposure, Bulb, 2231 sec (37 min, 11 sec), f/5.6, ISO 100
Flash: Off camera, hand held, camera right, fired multiple times
Keywords: black and white, cook bank, death valley, ghost town, long exposure, night, night photography, old building, rhyolite, rhyolite ghost town, rhyolite nevada, ruins, star trails
Date: March 3, 2012 3:17:12AM
Location: Beatty, Nevada, United States
Latitude/longitude: 36.901196, -116.829271

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Mission Inn Wedding

In Riverside, Ca. all the local brides want a Mission Inn Wedding. They have a beautiful well lit, bridal get-ready room, and a chapel that is second to none. It was hard for me to take a bad shot. The Mission Inn is one of my favorite local venues. This particular wedding was one of my favorite. The bride and all her bridesmaids were all gorgeous. That made it hard for me to take a bad shot. The only downer that day was the fact that it rained much of the day, and I had to shoot mostly indoors.

Caption: Mission Inn Wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 35 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, f/4, ISO 2000
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: Mission Inn, bride, bridesmaids, flower girl, wedding, wedding dress, wedding veil
Date: April 25, 2015
Location: Riverside, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.983280, -117.372834

Mission Inn Wedding

Mission Inn Wedding

Coronado Shores

This was a shot from a recent wedding in Coronado, Ca. The bride wanted sunset silhouette shots, so of course I did what I was told. After we took the silhouette shots, I opted to turn on my strobe, and you see the result here. This was done with high speed sync with my favorite light.

Caption: Coronado Shores
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/500 sec, f/9, ISO 200
Flash: Off camera strobe, camera right, Fired
Keywords: Coronado, Coronado Shores, beach, clouds, ocean, rocks, san diego, sunset
Date: August 1, 2015 7:23:32PM
Location: Coronado, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 32.678784, -117.179983

Coronado Shores

Coronado Shores