Shooting: August 2008 Archives

My "want-to-shoot-list"

By Martin Joergensen | August 21, 2008 10:39 PM | | Comments ( 4)

A blog reader and podcast listener - Chris from the UK - wrote me an email pointing my attention in the direction of Denis Darzacq's fabulous images of people hovering.

Yes, hovering!

You have to see them to get the idea. They are fantastic.

Continue reading My "want-to-shoot-list".

Photowalks, meetups - what and how

By Martin Joergensen | August 14, 2008 6:25 PM | | Comments ( 0)


A photowalk or a photo meetup is a social event where a bunch of photographers agree on joining forces and shoot a certain subject, a certain location or a certain theme together. 

Typical photowalks bring people together to walk a certain route or neighborhood. You walk along and shoot, trying to avoid getting too many other photographers in your pictures.

At a meetup you usually agree on meeting and staying in one place and shooting with a planned technique or shoot particular subjects. Strobist meetups are becoming particularly popular these days.

Continue reading Photowalks, meetups - what and how.


By Martin Joergensen | August 9, 2008 10:56 AM | | Comments ( 0)

MJ0_7254 copy.jpgYesterday I was shooting at night having fun with light painting together with a bunch of other photographers. I will return to that in a later post.

But the evening's activities reminded me that I have to make up some kind of method to avoid being Over-ISO'ed.
I was shooting next to Silas and had a nice setup that gave some fine shots at f11 and some 15 seconds. For some reason he was getting way dark images at even though we shot exactly similar lenses and almost similar cameras.

We couldn't see what the difference was until I checked the ISO on my D200. Duh! 1600! No wonder I had had problems with noise in the dark part of many of the images I shot for my flash modifier theme the day before. I had been going steady on 1600 ISO for days...

Duh! Continue reading Over-ISO'ed!.

Classic Cars Podcast

By Martin Joergensen | August 6, 2008 2:13 PM | | Comments ( 0)

MJ0_6935.jpgI haven't routinely announced my podcasts on the blog, but I think I will make it a habit to talk a bit about this other part of my Nikonians production to extend and expand a bit on the stuff that I didn't get into the sound file and the slideshow quite like I wanted it. Remember that all podcasts are accompanied by a slideshow that will show you pictures from the shoot along with my comments.

This time the podcast was recorded during the weekend where I attended the Copenhagen Historical Grand Prix as I have mentioned several times on the blog.
I will just run though some of my thoughts and experiences from shooting this arrangement. Continue reading Classic Cars Podcast.

I want a D3!

By Martin Joergensen | August 3, 2008 2:17 AM | | Comments ( 0)

_DSC1991.jpgWell, I don't want one so much that I'd go out and pay the dizzying 5,000 US$ it costs - not to mention the current Danish price of some 34,000 DKK, which translates into approximately 7,100 US dollars! Yikes.
My budgets don't stretch that long, and my income from photography don't soar so high - unfortunately. Not to mention the fact that two of the three lenses I use most are DX lenses, and I'd just have to add a 14-24 and 24-70 to the list. Ouch, ouch and triple ouch! Continue reading I want a D3!.

A day at the races

By Martin Joergensen | August 2, 2008 11:14 AM | | Comments ( 2)

complete-kit.jpgI made sure to get a press credential for the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix - a car race with classical cars, which takes place the next couple of days here in Copenhagen. I want to be sure that I get access to this major sports event in Copenhagen - unlike my unfortunate venture at the Copenhagen Marathon.
The race is run in the city streets, and cars dating back to the 30's and onwards to cars, which recently competed in the 24 hours of Le Mans, will be present - on display and running in the races.

Continue reading A day at the races.

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