Sunday 31 January 2010

Pretty baby cupcakes in a homemade box

Here are some lovely little baby size cupcakes that The Wife made for her friend's new baby. they looked great. She has really gotten the presentation down now and in little batches there look excellent. So out comes the camera and another chance for me to practice food photography. I'm spoilt by having a nice walnut worktop to phtograph on and today some good natural light from the kitchen window. Now...will anyone notice if I eat one of these?

Monday 25 January 2010

Thursday 14 January 2010

The Man Who Shot The 60s

Great documentary last night about Brian Duffy the photographer. Peer of David Bailey and Terence Donovan, he was shooting the coolest people of the 60s. The programme on BBC4 was excellent and thoroughly recommended to anyone with a passing interest in photography or the 60s

My grandad, James Daubney was also photographing celebrities in the 60s. More on that later.

Tuesday 5 January 2010

DIY ringflash

DIY ringflash 2
Originally uploaded by abraham_love
UK Strobists...Here's a ringflash - perfect for after Christmas since you are bound to have an empty tub of 'Celebrations', right?

Eat chocolate. Take off the lid. Put 50 CD-R tub on the bottom of the box and draw round it. Cut that hole carefully minding fingers. Cut the top off the clear lid of the CD-R tub. If you are lucky like me - the CD-R tub even has a lip on it. As you push that through the celebrations box it will wedge and catch itself - no need for sticking or anything. Cut a hole for your flash. Here I used an old flash that is non-manual. I used it as a test, but it's the right power for a decent portrait with a 50mm on my K100d at 1/180 f/4.5.

Probably clear as mud - hopefully picture will help.

Monday 4 January 2010

Ultimate Band for Wii

I can thoroughly recommend 'Ultimate Band' for your Wii. We got the game for Christmas. It's far less serious than Guitar Hero. In lieu of would-be-cool, it's genuinely fun. The songs are all decent cover versions - and credit to the gameplay - it doesn't really matter since the game is such arm-flailing fun you don't need the original artist versions.
You don't need a pretend guitar to play. You use your wii remote and your nunchuck. Drums, guitar, frontman - punching, clapping, windmilling. Great fun.

You can get it for less than £10 too. Bargain!