Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Party hard!


Another photo from my party series (here's the previous one). These are loads of fun - here, I just held the camera over my head and snapped this crazy moment. Plus, these party photos need no post-production at all. With most normal photos, I usually have to adjust the white balance a bit (since I don't feel like doing it in-camera). This basically means that I make the colors look normal (instead of too warm or too cold). But with party photos, the colors are crazy anyways from all of the colored lights, so it doesn't matter. 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Miramar


The castle of Miramare near Trieste, Italy, taken from the Napoleonica climbing spot during sunset. The name means 'sea view' in Spanish, and the castle itself was build for the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian. The name itself, however, always brings memories of another Miramar - the US Marine Corps Air Station featured in the movie Top Gun. Yes, the place exists, and it really did host the Navy Fighters Weapon School - the famous Top Gun.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A party of colors


A friend of ours organizes a series of parties once a month in Ljubljana, and he recently asked me to photograph them. Photographing parties can be a lot of fun, though I need some time to get in the mood - both to remember the settings I prefer to use (these depend on what I'm trying to achieve) and to get into the groove and to feel the party itself. The best photos are usually taken after an hour or two, when people relax and let loose. When this happens, the photographer usually goes unnoticed, this leads to better photos. 

There are a few annoyances to photographing parties. One is the fact that you have to be careful with your gear - with so many people around, there's always a chance someone spills something onto your camera, lens and flash (or crashes into you). Another thing which can be annoying is people who ask to have their picture taken... then demand to see the results... and ask for you to take more pictures because they happen not to like the first one.