Friday, September 30, 2011

Lightning Over The Galleria

photo of lightning over the Galleria Mall, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Copyright 2011 Robert Giordano

Tonight, I was working on my laptop at Starbucks, across from the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale. The sky was really dark and there were numerous flashes of lightning. I stepped outside to get a few shots. I took around 20 pictures, all handheld, and this was one of them. It might have been a better shot if I had used a tripod. I could have combined several different exposures into an HDR image. Maybe next time.

Nikon D7000 with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Exposure: f4 1/50 ISO 400.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Shovel and the Fury at Monterey

Tonight I went to Monterey Club in Fort Lauderdale to shoot my friend's metal band, The Shovel and the Fury. My friend Dee Mulligan is on the left, playing lead guitar. Watch as I try to hold my Nikon D7000 steady in a mosh pit, lol. Personally, I think I did a pretty good job of holding the camera steady with no tripod. I used my old school 24mm f/2.8 prime lens for a wider view than my 35mm f/1.8. I knew I wasn't gonna have much room to move around. I used my Zoom H2 to record the sound. The built in mic on the D7000 would have been WAY overpowered by the sound at this show!

Rotten Tomato 2.0

photo of a rotten tomato, Copyright 2011 Robert Giordano

I had an organic tomato that was going bad so I thought I would put it on a plate and let it sit another week, lol. This is actually my second attempt at a rotten tomato photo. I did this one in 2008. I wonder if I should try to sell this shot to

Nikon D7000 with Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens. Exposure: f/8 1/125 ISO 100. Studio strobe with 36" soft box.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Exceed Wetsuits Shoot

Exceed Wetsuits product photography by Robert Giordano

This evening I did a shoot for Exceed Wetsuits and photographed a few of their updated wetsuit designs. I shoot all of their wetsuit catalog photos against a white background, with a live person wearing the wetsuit. I get rid of the head, hands, and feet in Photoshop. These shots were done outdoors in the late afternoon. I used a Nikon SB-800 on a stand with an umbrella, triggered with a wireless remote.

Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 manual focus lens. Exposure: f/5.6 1/125 ISO 200