Friday, October 26, 2012

A couple of days before Halloween 2013

Today I had a haunted house assignment in Salem, MA and when I was done I hung out for about 15 minutes and I made these few images. If you've never had the opportunity of doing so I highly recommend you go spend Halloween weekend in Salem, Ma It's a visual candy story. Today was nowhere near as packed as it'll be tomorrow night and even still pictures where everywhere. I wish I had had more time to spend there but it's been a long day. Enjoy and happy hallow's eve my friend. Essdras

Monday, October 8, 2012

Having a 300mm with you

Boston, MA 100812 A plane on course to land at Logan International Airport and the Carnival Glory cruise liner seem to share air space as seen on October 8, 2012 from Black Falcon Pier. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff BEHIND THE SCENES: On the previous night I was told I'd be covering a 10k race and that I'd be on the media truck. This required me to go to the office and pick up a 300mm 2.8 or a longer lens since these type of lenses preferred for covering a sports event. However the advantage of having that lens with you is that if you know how the optics of the lens work you can use that as yet another tool while making images. If you know this, you can make something completely mundane a lot more interesting than what the human eye perceives. The elements inside a telephoto cause a pancake effect by stacking up the planes within the frame. I was driving around looking for a feature photo and I noticed the big cruise liner docked at one of the piers. It was only a matter of driving around a little before I noticed that at certain angle planes in route to land at nearby Logan International airport seemed to share the same air space when seen through this lens. TECH STUFF Mark IV with 1 300mm 2.8AF, speed 1/8oooth of a second. ISO 200, WB Sunny.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Things Found

Boston, MA 100512 Young people play at the Foutain of Rings at the Rose Kennedy Greenway and a woman examines flowers on a sidewalk on October 05, 2012. (Essdras M Suarez/ Boston Globe/ EMS Photogrpahy©) BEHIND THE SCENES: One of the great things about being a photographer is that the world is your muse and the camera your brush and at any time inspiration can hit you. Sometimes is something as subtle as waiting at a stop light and catching a glimpse of someone who takes the time to smell the roses. Other times is a blatant as a beautiful fall sun backlighting a fountain and people playing in it. I only had two assignments today and they were both food related. I did these, and I did them well but it is the found images which placate my yearning for creating. TECH STUFF: Two cameras: Mark IV with a 16-35mm 2.8 and a Nikon D3s with a 70-200mm 2.8. WB: Sunny, Aperture 4.5, Speed 1/400th of a second in one and 1/125th of a second in the other.