MICHAEL ANTHONY MURPHY :: PHOTOGRAPHER

The new blog is live!

Not for the sensitive types ::

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in the studio with Bogdan Mirochnik … 

in the studio with Bogdan Mirochnik … 

FDR Skatepark :: South Philly :: Round Three

Round 3 at FDR Skatepark has finally arrived!

Here it is ::


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#unfiltered

A post processing rant…

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In the studio …

… with Mike Douthwaite. I wouldn’t expect much different.

GOOD TIMES!


nerd file ::aperture :: f/4.0shutter :: 1/125ISO :: 200strobe power ratio :: 1/8

In the studio …

… with Mike Douthwaite. I wouldn’t expect much different.

GOOD TIMES!

nerd file ::
aperture :: f/4.0
shutter :: 1/125
ISO :: 200
strobe power ratio :: 1/8

Pete’s (Dunio) Farmers market. 
The signage was a key element for this shot. 
Yes, they are my sexy legs reflecting in Stefanie’s sunglasses. I was going to remove in post but wanted you to notice my body’s shadow on the ground in the glasses. Notice my positioning for this shot. 
nerd file ::
aperture :: f/1.4
shutter :: 1/5000
ISO :: 100

Pete’s (Dunio) Farmers market. 

The signage was a key element for this shot. 

Yes, they are my sexy legs reflecting in Stefanie’s sunglasses. I was going to remove in post but wanted you to notice my body’s shadow on the ground in the glasses. Notice my positioning for this shot. 

nerd file ::

aperture :: f/1.4

shutter :: 1/5000

ISO :: 100

Gear Matters :: Review of the Impact (10’ x 24’ dawn/deep blue) reversible muslin background…

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Damn, I just looked at the metadata on this file and have to admit, I had no idea it was 1:55 AM when we were in this in the studio LATE last night.Matt just finished his Bar exams and celebration was due, along with an impromptu alcohol fueled photo shoot. GOOD TIMES!nerd file ::aperture f/4.0shutter 1/125ISO 200and apparently I knocked the EV +/- 1 stop although that variable is null as I worked manually.430 exii at 1/8 power ratio modified by the 28 inch Westcott Apollo Softbox. Feisol Carbon Fiber tripod system. PocketWizard Photo Accessories

Damn, I just looked at the metadata on this file and have to admit, I had no idea it was 1:55 AM when we were in this in the studio LATE last night.

Matt just finished his Bar exams and celebration was due, along with an impromptu alcohol fueled photo shoot. GOOD TIMES!

nerd file ::
aperture f/4.0
shutter 1/125
ISO 200
and apparently I knocked the EV +/- 1 stop although that variable is null as I worked manually.
430 exii at 1/8 power ratio modified by the 28 inch Westcott Apollo Softbox. 
Feisol Carbon Fiber tripod system. 
PocketWizard Photo Accessories


Abstract ::

30 seconds of Bruno.

nerd file ::
stabilization is number one for long exposures. For this image I simply placed the camera on the coffee table in front of Bruno. I then delayed the trigger by ten seconds as to avoid camera shake by pressing the shutter release. 
Betsy (Nikon D4)
Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
shutter :: 30.0/1
aperture :: f/5.6
ISO :: 400
post production included ACR edits and a black and white conversion with Nik Color Efex Pro plugin via Photoshop.

Abstract ::

30 seconds of Bruno.

nerd file ::

stabilization is number one for long exposures. For this image I simply placed the camera on the coffee table in front of Bruno. I then delayed the trigger by ten seconds as to avoid camera shake by pressing the shutter release. 

Betsy (Nikon D4)

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

shutter :: 30.0/1

aperture :: f/5.6

ISO :: 400

post production included ACR edits and a black and white conversion with Nik Color Efex Pro plugin via Photoshop.

food photography ::

Chicken Piccata with baby carrots and fingerling potatoes.

nerd file ::
Damn. I can’t remember what I did, from a lighting standpoint, as I was so excited to eat this dish. By some reverse engineering, I think it was a ceiling bounced strobe, just out of frame, camera right. 
When you are more comfortable with your art you worry less about the technical details. Food for thought. No pun intended. Ugh, I can’t stand that cliche phrase. 

food photography ::

Chicken Piccata with baby carrots and fingerling potatoes.

nerd file ::

Damn. I can’t remember what I did, from a lighting standpoint, as I was so excited to eat this dish. By some reverse engineering, I think it was a ceiling bounced strobe, just out of frame, camera right. 

When you are more comfortable with your art you worry less about the technical details. Food for thought. No pun intended. Ugh, I can’t stand that cliche phrase. 

Working the summer sun in a cornfield just outside of Quakertown.
A series in progress.
nerd file::
stay tuned at http://blog.michaelanthonymurphy.com

Working the summer sun in a cornfield just outside of Quakertown.

A series in progress.

nerd file::

stay tuned at http://blog.michaelanthonymurphy.com

Sandy Koppelman :: POVhttp://blog.michaelanthonymurphy.com/2014/07/sandy-koppelman-pov.html
Explore the light…NERD FILE :: 4 light sources.- 1 Key light on Stefanie, 430EX ii fitted with a 16 degree Rogue Grid from ExpoImaging, gelled Rosco CTO.-1 Comcast touch screen home security tablet, out of frame, camera right, splashing cool blue light to the right side of the drapes.-1 MacBook Pro out of frame camera left, bringing in a touch of fill on the book and arms.-1 strangely colored sodium vapor street lamp coming from outside, a background light.-Shot with a cooler white balance, around 3300 Kelvin.-Post production minimal.Exposure was as follows:-Shutter :: 1/1 (slow but the strobe was able to freeze any motion.)-Aperture :: f/3.2-ISO :: 400-All tweaked as a balancing act, bringing just enough ambient while the strobe properly was exposing Stefanie’s face.FEISOL carbon fiber tripod system to stabilize Betsty (Nikon D4).-Glass was the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens at 48mm.
 
Explore the light…

NERD FILE :: 
4 light sources.
- 1 Key light on Stefanie, 430EX ii fitted with a 16 degree Rogue Grid from ExpoImaging, gelled Rosco CTO.
-1 Comcast touch screen home security tablet, out of frame, camera right, splashing cool blue light to the right side of the drapes.
-1 MacBook Pro out of frame camera left, bringing in a touch of fill on the book and arms.
-1 strangely colored sodium vapor street lamp coming from outside, a background light.
-Shot with a cooler white balance, around 3300 Kelvin.
-Post production minimal.
Exposure was as follows:
-Shutter :: 1/1 (slow but the strobe was able to freeze any motion.)
-Aperture :: f/3.2
-ISO :: 400
-All tweaked as a balancing act, bringing just enough ambient while the strobe properly was exposing Stefanie’s face.
FEISOL carbon fiber tripod system to stabilize Betsty (Nikon D4).
-Glass was the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens at 48mm.

 

Whew. It took some time but finally, here it is :: 

http://blog.michaelanthonymurphy.com/2014/07/headshots-for-women-progression.html

I couldn’t have done it without all of you!!!! 

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