Speakers corner again! It really is a great place for interesting portraits as everybody is so animated and they don’t realise your even there. This guy’s there most Sundays and is always good value. I call the cowboy preacher. Shot with a Panasonic GF2 compact system camera fitted with the 45-175mm HD internal focussing lens, which gives the equivalent 90-350mm in old money! It’s a great lens for getting close as it stays the same length throughout it’s zoom range.Edited in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS4 using the silver efex pro filter which is fantastic.
Never seen this character before but he was so expressive you couldn’t not get a good shot!! Fortunately the day was overcast and I managed to get down low and shoot him against the white sky which I think helps the shot. Again edited in Lightroom 4 and CS4 (silver efex pro). They looked almost monochrome to start with so it was a no brainer to convert really. The first image is a self portrait as I have trouble getting people to pose! I did a lot of work in photoshop and used the nik software plug in extensively. It did quite well in our first digital competition this year so I was pleased after all the work I did on it. The second image is another regular from Speaker’s corner having a heated debate. I might work on the surroundings a bit to get the overall atmosphere from there so maybe some crowd interaction pics next time I visit!
- Nik’s Silver Efex Pro Now Compatible with Lightroom (ifancyphoto.wordpress.com)
- Today at Speakers Corner (bloggingtheology.wordpress.com)
- Self-Portrait 2013 MKII (aperture64.wordpress.com)
- Speakers’ Corner: viewpoints urging the need to speak out safely in the NHS (shibley-rahman-academic.org)
- Photoshop Compositing Secrets (cenaphotoshop.wordpress.com)
- Discovering Adobe Lightroom 5 (dmblood.typepad.com)
- Speakers’ Corner: “the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative.” (anthonywindram.wordpress.com)