Sunday, October 31, 2010

PhotoPlus Expo in NY for Canon

I just came home from a very quick trip to Manhattan, speaking at the PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Center by invitation of my friends at Canon. Here are a couple of shots of the venue on the floor where I spoke to the topic of, no surprise, underwater photography. This is not me speaking though ... I didn't get that shot.

After the show I had a few hours to wander around the Times Square part of town, and since I had my Canon 1DMKIV with me to demo in my SEACAM housing at the show, this was a perfect opportunity to shoot some night images of the Bright Lights/Big City. These are just grab shots, no tripod, but the performance of this camera at ISO 1,000 is scary good. See the Actual Pixels detail of one of my shots, hand-held at 1/30th second. You probably can't tell much from a blog-size photo, but on a good monitor the absence of noise is amazing.

Here are a few other shots from Broadway. Great city, and a nice change of pace from the tropical destinations I normally visit.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SUBGEAR catalog shoot, Key Largo

I love do commercial photo projects in my hometown of Key Largo, so was very happy when my friends at SUBGEAR suggested we shoot their catalog here over a long weekend in October. Unfortunately, when the winds blow there is no place to hide here, and blow they did, more than 20-knots on Saturday.

But, fortunately we had a good boat (thanks to friend Bob Coakley), gracious and willing models, and a passionate team of creatives ... so we persevered. Actually, we had a fair bit of topside to shoot for this catalog, mostly fashion shots showing SUBGEAR in use, so our in-water time was going to limited anyway. We dived the Aquarius Habitat, Molasses, and then another day headed north to dive the Civil War Wreck and the City of Washington. All great backgrounds for product shots with divers.

I wish we would have had the 100-foot vis we had on many days during my photo courses last summer, but the critters and elements of composition here made it a very productive three days. Here are some sample shots.