Testing the Nikon D800 out some more…
I still have not had time to fully review my new camera but here are another two examples of its picture quality…
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park:
100% Fountain Crop:
Well it was about time I upgraded, I was in need of a Full Frame camera (larger sensor), I finally purchased the Nikon D800 - lovely piece of kit with the best sensor on the market.
I only got it yesterday but here are a few cropped images before and afters to see just how much detail can be obtained. I will put up a full review once I have had more hands on time with it - however I am pretty sure there will be no negatives this is my fourth Nikon camera and I have never had any issues with them (Nikon D40, D5000, D7000 & now D800).
The D800 is a natural progression from my current D7000 - the features so far are unbelievable I really like the live change in exposure when in live view, something the D7000 did not have. Great video quality too - will post a video soon. I was aware of the large files sizes of these images - if you are thinking of purchasing one you will likely need a new separate HDD to store everything on. I will not be keeping as many ‘possible’ images any more.
These images have no sharpening filters on them they are RAW files just cropped in Photoshop. All shot in Manual mode at 100 ISO, 50mm 1.8 (using 2.8). They were saved for web use but not compressed. I was shooting one handed as had another bag on me, it is possible some motion blur will be visible. I would usually use a high pass filter to sharpen the images ever so slightly, I will definitely not need that as much now - these were taken very quickly (snap happy phase of my new camera) and so I will upload some ‘proper’ shots soon.
Crop (Into favourite part of the image):
Crop 100%: So much detail visible - not really the right type of lens for this but gives you an idea.
Will be back soon - now I have a new ‘toy’ I will be out shooting more, plus I have some interesting shoots coming up thats why I decided to purchase this camera now, on top of it being awesome :)
As promised here is the link to my photos from New York. I took them over the Christmas vacation, I hope you enjoy and share them. There are a few teasers below :)
I have lots to share with you guys finally, I hope you have all had an awesome holiday break! I was given four weeks off work for Christmas and so have filled my time wisely so far… First stop was New York. I went to New York with my mum for five days, then I spent Christmas with my nan and brother on the coast for a week, I have just landed back home after a few days at my sister’s seeing my niece Tiana! I will post my New York photos tomorrow, here is Tiana she is 4 on the 2nd Jan. I am off snowboarding for a week on Saturday to La Plagne flying to Grenoble, so I have been busy mass editing since I got back yesterday! Hope you enjoy them!
^ Me & Tiana ^
Here is the promised link to my 'Where Autumn Colours Lay' Short Series
Also just to say I graduated thursday night with a BA (Hons) in Photography from the University of Hertfordshire. Finished the degree back in June so it was slightly long awaited, happy its finally done was an awesome evening. Felt very like going to Hogwarts with everyone in their caps and gowns and the Cathedral setting the scene…
From my Instagram…
Sorry I haven’t posted in a few weeks! Been busy with work but did get out and shoot this a couple weeks back - as summer fell to autumn and now were headed to winter I wanted to capture the changing colours here in London, in particular all the Orange that surrounds me momentarily. The first two shots lead me to thinking I am going to capture the bikes of London at some point, with so many people cycling now and bikes readily available I figure they could make some interesting shots - if only for their colours - the identities and characters of a bicycle can also been seen in the photos. I have a week off this week so maybe I will take up my own challenge and capture some characterful bikes! :)
These autumn inspired photographs were taken in Hyde Park, London at the end of October.
I will post the autumn ones to my website and put a link on Tumblr soon.
Last Saturday Regent Street, London was closed to traffic from Oxford Circus all the way to Piccadilly Circus in appreciation of the NFL. Regent Street housed a free open event focused on one of America’s favourite sports, American Football, the entire street was filled with decorations, games, music and performances associated to the NFL. The day was not only to celebrate two regular season games of the NLF being played here in the UK, but to also widen the outreach of the sport here in the UK. Rather than solely enjoying the ‘awesome’ event I used the day to gain more experience with how to capture all parts of an event like this.
I hope you enjoy the photos,
I’m a Giants fan by the way ;D.
There were lots of challenges for fans of all ages to take part in.
The main stage exhibited people from players and coaches to the Vikings drumline and cheerleaders.
The decorations were all really large and were great photo opportunities for fans.
NFL Takes Over London.
The Vikings Drumline went up and down the street performing and on stage.
To see the full gallery of NFL Images click here: www.NatashaFuller.co.uk/NFL.html
Videos to come … :)
So since I left Uni, I have switched jobs and moved house. I left an awesome summer job to return to being a nanny for a while - wanting to go into Photojournalism or some kind of documentary/travel photography I need to get some money behind me. Nannying let’s me do a job I enjoy whilst saving some money and continuing with my photography projects. I have only been with these guys 3 weeks, (loving it) but haven’t had a chance to do any photography… except a little shoot with one of my new employers (of sorts). Yes this is the little girl I now nanny, she is six months and gorgeous, her brother five is also adorable - very smart and can be quite funny.
As my friends at my previous summer job are still working here in London I have been quite busy socially but that will die off in the next two weeks as their jobs end and they return home - so I will be able to get out and shoot again! Exciting though - were going on a ski trip in January, since leaving Canada I haven’t been snowboarding so rather excited!!
I am now living in West London, great location, great connections to Central London (tube in 15 mins) so I will be able to continue and finish off my new ‘People of London’ project, slowly.
Enjoy these pics, she is so cute! Will get one of her brother soon! O and I am getting the Photo Diary on my website up to date - I put a sample of it up to 2012 to see what you guys thought, here is a link: http://www.natashafuller.co.uk/PhotoDiary.html
Sorry I have been so quiet, between finishing uni, starting back at my summer job, looking for a full time job and a new place to live I have kinda been busy! But…
As I mentioned before I was putting together a new project, its not exactly a project but a photo diary. I have so many photos that I love that I cannot put in my portfolio for various reasons - mainly I just don’t have the space. I decided to open a new page on my website to display all these photos and run it as a journal, showing what I get up to and updating it every time I shoot something new that doesn’t quite belong in my portfolio.
I need your guys help, I haven’t completed it yet but I wondered if you’d be kind enough to visit the page and tell me if it takes a while to load the images - basically would you close the page rather wait for it to load.
If so thats fine, I am just deciding between leaving it as one long stream or breaking it over several pages - with a newer/older button at the bottom of each page.
Check it out here www.NatashaFuller.co.uk/PhotoDiary.html
Also I don’t remember if I mentioned but my site has had a huge makeover in the last couple months, with albums still being finalised. ‘Portraits’ needs work and I aim to finish the Photo Diary by the end of the week :)
Sorry I have been MIA these past few weeks, I have been doing various things but mostly enjoying the free time. I started back at work this week which will have me pretty busy for the summer. Both of the exhibitions are now over and I have completed my degree, awaiting my classification on the 15th July, I do believe I have passed with a 2:1 missing out on a first by less than 1%. With the free time I have had I am now over that fact :D … but here are some photos from my Instagram to show you what I have been up to (Enjoying the English Weather), even when I am away from here I am always on Instagram: 19Natasha89
My website (www.NatashaFuller.co.uk) has also had some maintenance, with still more to be done. One album is to be added to ‘Projects’ which I have been building for a while and will continue to. I think you will like it and will want to do something similar with your own photography. I will let on more soon!
Also just a random mention about Michael Buble… I went to see him at TheO2 arena in London on wednesday night, he was amazing! His show was awesome, his cover of Daft Punk - Get Lucky was so cool and then he sang with no microphone and all 20,000 people could still hear him! He also retweeted one of my photos of himself the next day so that made me smile :).
Exhibition at Uni.
No More lessons here - Film, Music & Media Building UH.
Out for a ride.
My Bike & Xena.
Lunch in Hatfield House Park - Chicken Pesto Salad.
Celebrating Canada Day - Used to live in Whistler, Canada, but I am a Brit.
Leaving Michael Buble World Tour at The O2.
Michael was awesome!!
Pimms after work watching Wimbledon Men’s Semi-Final! Go Andy Murray!
See more at 19Natasha89 on Instagram :)
Tomorrow I’m going to watch the Wimbledon Men’s Final in London and I will post more work/updates on here as I look for work in the Photography Industry and generally what I get up to over the summer!!
Sorry I have been rather quiet, all of us at UH studying the BA (Hons) Photography Degree have been building our in-house exhibition. It is looking great, here are my finals as they are displayed, they are actually hung next to each other, but there are three panels each 5’7” tall and 20” wide. So as big as me really, but they look great. The Private View of the Exhibition is tonight :D 6-10pm UH College Lane Campus, Film, Media & Music Building. Open to the public tomorrow for a week.
Below the images is my exhibition statement explaining my project (as best I could anyway :).
My series The Norm stems from my previous project ‘24 Hours In London’ instead of focusing on tourists I chose to document Londoners going about their business. I wanted to express the people of London in their every day state and the normal every day workings of the city itself. I chose to capture people from above to portray a natural voyeuristic frame, allowing the subjects captured to appear in their truest form. My vantage points did not allow for people to react to the camera, I shot from high structures such as The Monument and Tower Bridge, keeping my focus on the area surrounding the City of London.
Across all platforms of the press last year were reels of photographs, portraying this great city in all its glory throughout the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic games. Hoping to attain a job in the press field of the photographic industry after graduation this year, I wanted to finish with a strong documentary piece about the place I hope to live and work. I decided to capture the city in its normal state and not when we had a large, colourful, street filled event happening. This was so I could exhibit its true colours, from the dull weathered streets of London to the vibrant dashes of colour that brighten our not so always sunny and glorious city. This said I believe the series exhibits a great contrast showing how structurally and humanly colourful the city can be, at the same time exhibiting the age, history and general dullness of London that forms most of each of my frames.
We also have another exhibition coming up at The Print Space in London Private View 20th June 2013. Read more here: http://www.theprintspace.co.uk/blog/shot-hung-and-boxed/
On monday I went into Central London along with my friend Sophie to shoot more of my final uni project, the morning went well I achieved what I needed to. I even ran into the male and female winners of the London Marathon being photographed by the press with their trophy. Later in the day we came across Stephen Lawrence’s 20th anniversary memorial service (a victim of a racial hate crime) at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church at Trafalgar Square. Out came, David Cameron, Borris Johnson, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg. Followed by Sol Campbell, Jermain Defoe, Jahmene Douglas and Emeli Sande. Below are some photographs, I was not prepared for this, I was shooting on a 50mm 1.8 lens, also I did not want to appear disrespectful to the memorial so I did not approach anyone, although everyone appeared happy and Borris said Hello and waved.
Shortly after, we came across a second crowd huddled around Vue cinema in Leicester Square, it was the premiere of a British film “All Stars”. A child/teen film that I had not heard of before, however we got to see some new and some popular faces. Kimberly Walsh, Ashley Jensen, Ashleigh and Pudsey and Kevin Bishop. New faces, Akai Osei-Mansfield, Kieran Lai, and Hanae Atkins.
I will follow this post tomorrow with some of the shots I captured for my final project :)
I was away in Croatia, had a blast but now I’m back and ready for my last stint of uni ever :O Got about 4 weeks before everything is due for hand in. I will be rather busy but will keep posting new photos. I’ll be shooting in Central London once a week from now on so keep an eye out.
Hope everyones Spring Break was as good as mine ;) Any ILoveTour goers out there?
I did a new shoot this week with Madi, and had Bianca use her artistic skills to do some leopard print body paint on Madi. I admire photographs of animals taken at night using a harsh, direct light towards the subject resulting in the animal being well illuminated and the background left very dark. I wanted to recreate this look, the portraits I took of Madi the other week were very innocent and natural. I wanted to show Madi’s wild side but retain the innocence that I captured before. I feel I achieved this mostly by leaving the clothing plain as not to represent an element of fashion within the frame. Madi retained her innocence through her facial expressions but expressed her wild side through her poses. This is just extra portfolio work, something that I wanted to try and overall felt it went really well. Here are some of the results, more to edit, will upload as I go. :)
I also worked with my friend from class who is also on tumblr check out her work: Sophie Burrows.
On friday I got the opportunity to shoot at London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House, this time I had the chance to shoot from the photographers pit. It was a hectic but great day, and confirmed to me that press/events is what I want to be doing. I liked shooting for someone else, having the pressure of capturing correctly exposed images and working to a time frame. We had one hour from when the show ended to choose, edit, and email (without wi-fi being provided) 5 images from each show. I also rented a 70-200mm 2.8 Nikkor lens for the show, simply said: I love it and I continue to save for one. So fast to focus, performance amazing, I can’t complain… but it is heavy… must build more muscles. Below are some of my results: I started out shooting very direct, because we saw the same show twice I opted to shoot on an angle for something different the second time round, some worked better than others. I am continuing to edit and will post on here and my Flickr page as usual.