Insert magician joke here…..

I recently had the pleasure of shooting Leicester based magician Colin Skinner.  In return for the shoot Colin has very kindly offered to perform at a charity event I am helping with in October.

I used my Nikon D3200, tamron 17-50mm 2.8 VC, Nikon 55-300mm and Yongnuo 468II

Here are some of the pictures:




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11 thoughts on “Insert magician joke here…..

    • There was off camera flash for some photos but it was pretty sunny so I mainly used available light. another reason for using available light was there was a road where we were shooting so we had to keep moving for cars every few minutes!

      • I did notice the off camera flash in a couple of photos. Bought one recently, still waiting on triggers. Kudos to you for getting around to do some good photography. God knows I’m lazy to do it 😛

      • I have the yongnuo triggers, I think they are called rtf 603. They are really good and I would fully recommend them as they only cost twenty pounds for 2!

        I keep meaning to set up a tabletop studio in my office so I can play with lighting a bit more because I think that extra spark is what some of my pictures lack!

        > Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:10:23 +0000 > To: >

      • Ha don’t worry I enjoy a chat! At the moment I am using neither, I just used a diffuser on the flashgun. I do really want to get a softbox that I can put my speedlight in as there are some good looking cheap ones on amazon which I plan to buy when I have money. I have a 5 in 1 reflector (Neewer brand) that was cheap and works really well but the problem is I tend to shoot alone as I can’t pay an assistant and it is almost impossible to use by myself as it is too big!

      • Whenever I’m trialing my new flash I always get these very harsh shadows, therefore I’m thinking about a softbox. Also I tend to get the shadow side very dark so I was thinking a reflector could help with lighting the dark side of the subjects face.

      • You could always have two softboxes of varying brightness! Yongnuo flashes are really cheap, I want more of them! Otherwise to avoid shadow with one light use spot metering to measure exposure of the face without the light, so essentially you get the shadows the shade you want. Then use the same manual settings with the softbox. If that doesn’t work maybe the flash is too bright. Hope that makes sense!

        > Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:45:18 +0000 > To: >

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