Posts Tagged: Portrait

Palm Springs Windmill Engagement Photography

Palm Springs in the summer is over 100 degrees even in the morning. The trick is to shoot in the winter time, when the temp is a mere 60 degrees in the morning, and may get up to 75 in the afternoon. I shot this in the middle of one of the windmill farms near the freeway. The trailer belonged to the couple, and I had them back it down the road into the windmill farm. Since this was shot with a wide aperture, I had to use high speed sync to light this. There is no way a normal speedlite could have done this, so I used my Phottix Indra500 to light it.

Caption: Palm Springs Windmill Engagement Photography
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24mm f/1.4L USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/6,400 sec, f/4, ISO 250, Compensation: -1/3
Flash: Off camera, Fired
Keywords: Engagement, desert, engagement photography, palm springs, portrait, strobist, teardrop trailer, windmill, windmills
Date: November 28, 2015 9:50:51AM
Location: Desert Hot Springs, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.906006, -116.567914

Palm Springs Windmill Engagement Photography

Palm Springs Windmill Engagement Photography

Ballerina

I shot this as the curtain was coming down, and the lights were turning off. The resulting frame was exposed for about half a second. I originally didn’t think much of the shot because of the blur, but after looking at the shot again, it does have some artistic qualities. I suppose the “artistic” part is subject to opinion, but then again all art is subjective.

Caption: Ballerina
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Shot at 100 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 0.5 sec, f/4.5, ISO 1600
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Focus: At 11m, with a depth of field of about 2.0m
Keywords: ballerina, ballet, dance, dancer, long exposure, motion blur, portrait, stage, theater, tutu
Date: November 21, 2007 7:38:08PM
Location: Temecula, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.493509, -117.149838

Ballerina

Ballerina

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

She was sitting near the edge of the enclosure chewing on a piece of grass, as she was watching me. I like to shoot portraits of people, and this shot feels very human. Kinda makes you wonder what they would say if they could talk, and what they think of being locked up.

Caption: Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XTi
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Shot at 400 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800
Keywords: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, animal, escondido, gorilla, portrait, san diego, san diego wild animal park
Date: October 27, 2007 2:02:34PM
Location: San Pasqual, Escondido, California, United States

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Was this from a movie

This wedding was a lot of work. It started raining, and then it rained most of the day. Most shots were shot with strobes, and my talent was being punished, and tested. After the ceremony, there was a break in the weather, and we were able to get a few shots off outside. This one was my favorite. One of the guests later commented on Facebook, “This looks like it was from a movie”

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/160 sec, f4.0, ISO 2000
Processing done in Lightroom
One Strobe camera left, held by an assistant

Location

Was this from a movie?

Was this from a movie?

Storm Clouds

Rain was forecast all day on the day of their wedding. As it turned out, it didn’t rain at all. As a result, gorgeous storm clouds were all over the sky making for a very dramatic scene. I converted the image to HDR before conversion to black&white. This was done mainly to capture the range of light to dark in the scene.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/200 sec, f5.6, ISO 500
Processing done in Lightroom, Black&White conversion done in Silver Efex Pro 2
One Strobe camera right, held by an assistant

Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds