Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dream Composite

Hello, here's my latest photo, a dream composite I did of my girlfriend. Shot on the tokina 11-16mm. For this photo, it was key to see the end product as I was taking the clean plates.

And here's the original, there was one flash through an umbrella to immediate camera right and a bare flash farther to camera right at the other bed post.
I did all the post work in Adobe After Effects, not photoshop. That way, I could make use of a particle system with sprites to create the grass for the field.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cokin ND Filter P-Series Test

Just got the ND filter kit for the P-series holder by Cokin. Here are some really quick tests I did as I'd like to jump right in to some car photography when my adapter ring comes in. All shots were on the Tokina 11-16.
Taken without a filter. Actually not too bad, the sun is on the far side so the sky isn't too blown out.

With the Cokin 121 L 1 stop (light)

Cokin 121M - 2-stop (Medium)

Cokin 121S - 3-stop (Soft) and not positioned the best. Also, not much a difference for this sky from 2-3 stops.

 Now... where are some clouds to test this out on

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One of my Favorite Photographers

Featuring the page of Flick's Phamster: http://www.flickr.com/photos/-phamster-/
This guy is amazing for two reasons.
1. He is amazing because his photos are brilliant.
2. He is amazing because he tells you his complete light setup and camera info for every single one of his pictures along with the story of each.

Photography is this guys life and he's succeeded with some of the best engagement photos and creative shoots I've seen. So much inspiration!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Soccer-esque Photos

One of the more riskier photo shoots I've done haha. The sprinklers turned on at the field and we had to sprint out of there with all the gear in hand.

The lighting was rather fun and interesting. We had a bare flash to camera left and behind the player, fully zoomed in and at full power. It's responsible for giving the circular light on the field and the strong shadow on the ball. The second flash is on camera right on half power and shot through an umbrella to light up the player.

In conclusion, just a little fun to diversify my portfolio haha

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Garage Car Shoot

Did this with two flashes, one green to camera right and one bare to camera left. Since I shot this RAW, i was able to push the white balance towards blue. Also, the flash wasn't synced perfectly, giving the dark edge on the bottom, total mistake but I love it.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Water Droplet Photography

One of my favorites from my new water droplet shots. All the shots can be seen on my facebook page: Nick T Photography.

Contrary to common belief, this shot does not require a macro lens if your on a budget like most students are. I did it on my 50mm. The plate that held the water was visible in the original image on the corners, but a simple small crop hid that nicely without affecting the resolution terribly.

For the flashes, I did a cross light set up. One light was behind the plate to camera left and the other in front of the plate to camera right. They were positioned only a couple inches higher than the plate.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Here is a link to my facebook page for photography: Nick T Photography

About Me

Hi Guys, my name is Nick T. I'm a student photographer attending UCLA next fall. I absolutely love photography, and that definitely ties in with the purpose of this page. My goal is to post work of fellow student photographers to build a community. I will also post work of mine own for both inspiration and criticism(motivation in the sense of ideas, I know that my work is not always professional haha). I will also write reviews on photography equipment and link professional photographers that have inspired me.

Thank you!
Nick T