on set photographer

Camera - Nikon D200
  • Aperture: f/3.2
  • Focal Length: 24mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter: 1/80 sec
  • Camera: NIKON D200

Photographing a photographer – I love getting this sort of shot. Whenever I see an opportunity to grab one I always go for it. I could probably put together a nice compilation of all the examples I’ve grabbed over the last couple of years. This one’s interesting (to me) in that the frame displayed on her screen is not a live view, but of the shot she’d taken a few seconds before.

The woman in foreground is one of the researchers on T4 (see yesterday – Channel Four’s teen programming during the weekends) and one of her jobs during the actual record of the shows is to get behind the scenes shots on the office compact camera. However, this was a big day for the team – the special guest was Hugh Jackman (second from left in the background), with whom we recorded most of the show as he was a guest presenter. He was, it’s fair to say, a righteous dude, with not a single hint of starriness or diva-like tendencies. He mucked in, told stories like he was telling them for the very first time, had a laugh and was an all round gent.

Anyway, I’d taken my ‘big camera’ in for the day as I wanted to get some shots of my own, hence being able to grab this moment amongst many others.

Processed with a B&W layer set to Soft Light with reduced opacity to add contrast and rich desaturation but let colour bleed through, as well as a Curve layer to tweak the RGB and give it that slightly warm sepia look. Actually I started off processing this as a toned B&W, but when I reduced the opacity of the B&W layer slightly I preferred the result and left it that way.

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