Krog Street Superheros

Continuing the story of the Fujifilm Photowalk Beltline Atlanta from yesterday’s post

So it seems that given the right setting, the right equipment and an interesting subject, anyone can be a model photographer (not really).  In any case, I gave it a try.  When we arrived at Krog Street to start our photo walk of the Beltline, the crew from Showcase unloaded some outdoor studio lights and introduced us to the models who were brought in for us to shoot against the backdrop of the tunnel.

Equipment for this shoot

It was a good opportunity for me to try a combination of my new Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro and my trusty, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G portrait lens.  The 85mm is an absolutely fabulous prime lens that gives great results for portraiture.

I am finding that the Tamron all-in-one is excellent for lots of different uses and the amazing range from wide-angle to long telephoto gives lots of versatility.

Ready for a new Career?

I can’t say that I have any plans to go into the fashion photography business but, this was a lot of fun!  The Krog Street tunnel is a fantastic site for colorful and interesting images.  I was also very happy with the use of the outdoor studio lights which gave much more natural looking results that I may have expected.

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Hope you all don’t get too bored with me as this is my second post on the Saturday morning photo walk and I have only covered our first stop along the way.

Krog Street Tunnel
Cabbage Town
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7000
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

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Rocky Mountain workshop – Part II

After spending most of the night shooting the stars, the group returned to the YMCA of the Rockies for a short nap and then… back to the Park.  The sunrise brought a whole new dimension to the beauty of the mountains.

The site we were at provided two different views of equal value.  On one side the sun was rising and you saw the traditional light on the horizon growing in brightness and color.  On the other, all the reflected light.  Not quite as bright but easily just as stunning.  I am coming to appreciate how David Akoubian takes this into account when scouting a location and how he teaches students to “always look both ways” when shooting a scene.  Great advice in any situation.  Always plan for the image you want to capture but never miss an opportunity!

Nikon D7000
Tamron SP 15-30MM F/2.8 Di VC USD  @ 30mm
f/11    1/2 sec   ISO100
Processed with Adobe Lightroom