Mista Skee

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SKEE YEAR ONE

My 1st years

I have decided to take you all on a journey, my journey, in exploring light. Be it a wedding, concert, portrait or even still life, I've always tried to be different.

Today's shot, I simply love to bits, It a shot of a friends daughter, I actually took this shot a a warm summers day in the park, it was done on impluse, and I really didnt think much of the shot until I looked at it on my G5. I printed an A2 version and gave it to her dad, the whole family were over-joyed!

My favourite lens then was the canon ef 50mm f1.4, until it got busted...I really need to get another one!

"Skee-Topia"

keep on looking

SKEE YEAR ONE

My 1st years

I have decided to take you all on a journey, my journey, in exploring light. Be it a wedding, concert, portrait or even still life, I've always tried to be different.

Today's shot, I simply love to bits, It a shot of a friends daughter, I actually took this shot a a warm summers day in the park, it was done on impluse, and I really didnt think much of the shot until I looked at it on my G5. I printed an A2 version and gave it to her dad, the whole family were over-joyed!

My favourite lens then was the canon ef 50mm f1.4, until it got busted...I really need to get another one!

"Skee-Topia"

comments (13)

Nice work as always.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 14 Jun 2006, 03:01
Oh my! This is a truly beautiful shot!! The light was so flattering.
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2006, 05:04
awesome stuvz dude
  • Suby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2006, 08:27
Lighting cool. I can't help but feel i have seen this shot before. Have you posted up before?

Suby
Ahhhhh i like it!!! And maccas...yummmaayyy, think im gonna get a burger today grin thanks for that idea...
  • Nkechi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2006, 09:01
Ahem, did Maccy D's sponsor this shot or something? Same as Suby - methinks I've seen this shot as well, or something very similar. I like the lighting, but would LOVE to see the same effect brought about but in colour (if that makes any sense). I just think the red and yellow from the drink, the slight hint of the green grass in the background, and her (obviously perfect! grrr) brown skin [yes, guess who's hating on a child ... lol] would make a great combination.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 14 Jun 2006, 10:40
How did you work the light? Did you hold the flash by the side?
  • chunter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2006, 10:42
Bottom left to top right: there's my diagonal, so I'm hooked.

Looking forward to the journey, Mr. Skee, and thanks for responding to various requests for some insight to your techniques. I really must troll through all my comments on shutterchance and see if there was an answer to my "why full manual over Av or Tv mode" question, wherever it was I left it.

As for this, she's a sweetie and you're a genius.
  • Sinem
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2006, 10:43
Skee Master's worked his magic. Have I seen this one before?
Lovely girl, lovely photo; no wonder the family were overjoyed.
  • Sinem
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2006, 10:45
Skee Master's worked his magic. Have I seen this one before?
Lovely girl, lovely photo; no wonder the family were overjoyed.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 14 Jun 2006, 10:49
Aha! Found that elusive question on your 5 June posting. I've reproduced it here.....

Question? I'm sure it's been asked before but c'mon Skee, Subster, Jide and all you other perfectionists. Once and for all, explain in words of one syllable or less for us mere mortals, why setting two values manually (full manual) is better than setting one value manually (e.g. aperture value) and letting hundreds of pounds, thousands even, of electronics and algorithms set the other.

Surely you would only set the other value manually to the same value the camera chooses? If not, what would make you choose a different value from the one suggested by the camera?
Fair point Colin, I normally use Manual when in the studio or when I use my flash. Other times I let the camera do most of the work. The reason I use Manual in the studio is obvious but when I'm using my flash I think it's because of the flash Technique I'm using. As you can see from Skee's post and the image in the link below the subject is light from the side but also there is some light in the background, well I've not been able to produce consistently using Tv or Av.

http://www.alakija.com/10june/pages/IMG_3385.htm
  • chunter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2006, 15:33
Thanks Jide - I accept the point about the flash, and in the studio no doubt you'll use a flash meter, (mine's a Sekonic 308B). This will give you very specific values for both aperture and shutter (assuming you remember to set the correct ISO!). But for general outdoor photography, I'm not sure there's a need for it EXCEPT when experience tells you the lighting conditions are particularly difficult. For todays DSLRs though, these are probably few and far between.

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