During a windy and cold location shoot at Hale Lighthouse near Liverpool I was on the look out for #HrdLight shots but wanted something different than the others in the series , So far everything has been lit so I have been wanting some natural hard light to work with for a while and the sun came through for oh about 5 minuets and gave some awesome direct sun light through a small gap in the clouds. You have to move quick, dial in your exposure and shoot… if you don't the light is gone before you know it. My first exposure was a little hot by 1/3rd not bad for a quick dial in in Manual, made a quick change leaving the exposure for the series of about 10 frames I took (before the clouds spoiled the fun) was ISO 100, F2.8 1/2000th sec.
Note to self – Leave your lights at home for a whole location shoot sometime, natural light rocks!
Shot with the Canon EF 35mm F2 on a 60D and gotta say I love this lens and the field of view it gives on a crop sensor.
After being ill for a few weeks it felt good to be shooting again but have to admit I struggled on this shoot, need to get my head back in the game. I’m happy with some of the results (love this shot) and others not so much.. that's all me and no one else, got to refocus as I'm not prepared to fall in to being a lazy mediocre photographer and I don't want to be the fix it later in post guy.
We all have doubts and not everything can and will be perfect every shoot or for every shot I get that, I am my own worst enemy/critic a little too often but lately I have been struggling, feeling frustrated and on occasion have wanted to put the camera a way for a while. I need to slap myself and shake it off ready for next weekends Studio shoot, get back up and carry on moving.
PS. I am still looking for subjects to photograph for my #HrdLight project, would love to shoot some portraits (Environmental) of people and not models for it so if your interested send me an email here and find out more about the #HrdLight project here .