Monday, September 30, 2013


It's been way too long since I posted some 3D.
It's been an ocean of photography with some R/C posts sprinkled on top, which I guess is what I'm really into these days. I doubt 3D will ever be something I stop participating in though, as it's still on the frontier as a job. One day, at least. 

The render is based off this photograph, and is probably the most time-intensive image I've created to date. Clocking in at just under 12 hours, it truly beats everything else by miles. As well as testing my lighting techniques, I got a kick up the bum as far as car modelling goes. The Ford there is really the first car I've ever modelled, and I feel I did all right.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Exposure Shot of Perth's Eastern Suburbs and the CBD

Oh yeah! Did I mention that I bought a new camera? I probably should, it's fairly important to this blog, I guess.
I've just jumped from my oh-so-humble Canon EOS 1100D, to an EOS 7D. While this is more or less an upgrade for video purposes (refer to my YouTube for more of that) there are a lot of changes that help me immensely with photography. Improvements include a better processor (which helps with ISO), increased shutter speed, increased shots it can take per second, a hell of a lot more AF Points, integrated sensor cleaning, a digital leveller (which is great for exposures) and the jump from 12.0 MP to 18.0 MP will not hurt anybody.

Sadly, it uses a different port for the shutter release than my old camera, so I had to wait ages as I new one was shipped to me. As soon as I received it though, and there was a clear night (Winter has just finished here in Australia) I travelled to a nearby lookout that I had been planning to go to for a while. This is the result:

This shot is looking from the edge of the Perth hills, over the eastern suburbs. Those skyscrapers in the distance form the Perth CBD. It's a 60 second exposure, with an aperture of f/9.0 and ISO200.
Stay tuned as Australia rolls into the Spring and Summer months, which I lovingly refer to as 'exposure months', where I'll showcase more images like these.