Posts Tagged ‘ Building ’

Press shoot with a Hasselblad H3D 50

Arriving at work today, I was confronted by road closures, fire engines and lots of police activity. A major fire had broken out in the Shoreditch area of London. Two buildings had been ablaze for a few hours and the fire was being tackled by over a hundred firefighters. The main action had finished but I still thought it was worth grabbing a camera and getting some shots. The camera was a Hasselblad H3D 50 which would probably not have been a press photographers choice. Still, armed with the Hasselblad, a 35-90 zoom and a 210mm lens I went to get some shots. The view unfortunately was very restricted and I didn’t see any flames but I still managed to get a few good images.
The beauty of using such a camera, is the ability to crop heavily into an image, without there being to much of a quality loss. This proved to be a godsend, as the 210mm still wasn’t long enough, so I have had to crop significantly. I shot most of the images at 400 asa, 250/1 of a second at f8. The results are below.

Architectural Photography

One of my favourite genres within photography is Architectural work. I’ve dabbled a bit and have always found it challenging but rewarding. New buildings are popping up all the time, some of them are highly designed, colourful and asking to be photographed. I’m always looking out for interesting architectural photography and recently came across the work of Michael Wolf. His images are amazing and I thought I’d showcase a few here. The buildings he photographs are not modern but the size of the buildings are incredible and I love the graphic, symmetrical quality of these images.