Ahoy there, photographites!
May I wish you all a very Happy New Year and welcome back for the third instalment of my so called PhotoBlog.
I’ve always had a bit of a penchant per se for trying to snap shots of twinkling lights and so forth. I have found they add a kind of warmth to a shot – this explains why controlled lighting is always used in proper photo shoots. That way the photographer can see the shot beforehand and tailor the lighting to his needs to achieve the shot.
I took this in a small ale house while back in Dublin over the Christmas period. It is only taken on an iPhone as my camera was out of action due to a battery issue – bloody batteries! – but still gets the desired effect.
Here are two shots I took from a short tea and biscuits break during a rehearsal before heading back to Ireland for a brief tour.
In the first of these shots I love the way the black and white squares open it up and soften it at the same time. I found the use of black and white shots on the day to be the best as the lighting in the room itself is fantastic. It cast some beautiful shadows that brought the shots to life, as seen in the second one of Ross tipping his cowboy hat which we found in a cupboard.