Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Day X student protest

Went to the student protest on November 30th. It was freezing and snowing but good fun nonetheless. I'm very much for the students but don't want to use this blog as a soapbox.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Kung Fu video

Shot this on my 550d, the slow mo sequences were shot at 50fps thats why they slow down quite nicely.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

PubPop sting..

Okay, definitely going to take pictures of something this week,have neglected the camera for far too long..

Meanwhile here is an animation for a friend

Monday, 4 October 2010

Stuey's box promo

No pictures for the time being but I thought I should keep the blog alive. This is a small promo for a friend's boxing class:

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Just checking in..

Nothing to blog since I've been back in the UK. Will look to do something next week.

In the meantime I'd like to share one of my favourite current photographers with you.
Steve Bloom (click on name for website) is a wildlife photographer and has taken some of the most amazing pics I've ever seen. Here are some examples(he has many , many more like these and better):

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Studio Photoshoot

Last entry before i fly off back to the UK in literally 5 hours. So Dwight invited us over to take pics in his studio, under his tutelage and with some of his amazing lenses I had a great time shooting my sis and bro-in-law.
Back in the UK next!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sorting Pics for Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam

Had a great time at the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon, currently sorting pics for uploading. One more week here in the US and then I'm back to blighty:

Sunday, 22 August 2010

What's coming up...

Just to let the billions of followers know that possibly two very good updates coming soon. Firstly we're visiting the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon this coming week then on the following weekend photographer Dwight McCann (click on name to see his work) has kindly allowed me to use his studio to take some portrait shots of my sister Sadaf and her husband James.
Dwight is an amazing photographer and character and very kind with helping me learn more about photography and the amount of equipment he has is mind blowing!

Finally I've included a picture of a local lad made good here in Lompoc. Rory is a drum major and has been selected to represent his school, Lompoc, and indeed the US in the New Years Parade in London. At seventeen it's his first trip to London and as you can imagine he is very excited. His mother Darlene is naturally very proud of him.
He is currently raising money for the trip and I wish him the best of luck, I hope to see him at the parade. Here he is with his mother and younger sister Cecilia:

Sunday, 15 August 2010

BBQ and Sparring

Ok, a double topic post. I had a sparring session on friday, with an undefeated pro MMA fighter no less! I was quite poor - I havn't sparred in ages and was a bit nervous. My opponent took it easy on me by request but i was still badly flagging by the end. Apologies for the out of focus camera work!

On saturday a much moe relaxing experience at the POTN central coast BBQ, graciously hosted by Dwight McCann. POTN is a forum for Canon Camera owners. It was great to meet fellow photography enthusiasts and learn so much from them. My pictures are poor quality but the tri-tip steak was most excellent!

Friday, 6 August 2010

My Favourite Boxing pics..

I've got too many pics and couldn't possibly show them all which is a shame as there are many good ones.(If you click on the slideshows below you can view the whole album at photobucket). Big thanks to Pepe(the guy with the mohawk) and the other boxers. Pepe is a pro and the others are the cusp of turning pro and are very generous in helping me with my technique, he promised to set me up with sparring session next week. I might get someone to film that and may upload it depending how badly i get beaten. Here are some of my favourites...

Boxing Pt 2 Slide show

More boxing pics..more to come.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Boxing Pt 1 Slide show

Ok, because of the volume of pics i took (over 2000) i have to break this up. I've selected a random few to make a slide show. More to come..

Monday, 2 August 2010

Shooting Range

One of the true cultural differences between Americans and the British is the attitude towards guns. An afternoon spent firing one's 9mm at human shaped targets might be viewed with some consternation and disapproval by my compatriots but it's quite a common past time here in the US.
I won't get involved in the gun debate except to say it's good fun firing my sisters gun!