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Saturday, 15 August 2015

A come back to blogging!! Return of the prodigy child!


I know... It is been more than a year since last post.
Most won't even see this post, but I wanted to start writing few notes here and there and share some stories!!
Stories about some love stories, with weddings and other moments, or through travels I may do and some news along the way!!

The website been revamped and will still be as I been changing a few bricks and walls and painting few rooms! haha

The blog will be get some of that paint too!

The places and travel gallery is getting more rich in fine imagery and available to purchase of big and spectacular prints/frames.
The wedding gallery more rich in love stories.
Portraiture gallery more rich in incredible people being captured

And with the time, a richer place to spend some more time on!

I appreciate whoever read this and follows me and my growth and my desire of sharing the love.

The love given to me and the love we all have to give!!

From London to the world, Best regards to all

Brunoooo


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sigma Art 35mm 1.4 - The review

It's been ages since I don't write here and I decided to come in big style!!
 With a start of a review...Not completed as I rented this lens for a wedding only and will do it for other wedding and then, will be able to complement it better for you!!
I haven't done reviews that much lately, especially to the web so apologize if it's a bit poor, but will do my best to improve along the way...

If you are here reading this, you probably read and listen great reviews about it around the net and  you want to assure it's true with more reviews and more opinions...

My opinion, go and buy one! haha

Seriously though!
Shall I start with one of the biggest questions around this and this type of lenses... Is it worth? paying less for this lens compared to the nikkor version or canon version??? Is it that different in image quality, build quality in comparison??

Around the web is been said that it is worth and is very very good compared to the branded versions... My opinion? They are right...
Sigma completely revamped themselves all the way and started a new generation of products and this is the first to come out!!
I have the 85mm 1.4 too and was considered one of the best lenses they had, and in primes as well!! As in zooms, not really so great and consistent...

In my case, on a Nikon D600, you can see how she looks mated with the body and how great she looks... well balanced to this sort of body... And for me, small stature and small wrists... a bonus!!


So... How is it?? What else do I think of it??
A soon as I holded it in my hands I felt good and impressed...It is heavier than you think.  The build quality impresses, looks like it's all metal lens as you handle it. The focus ring is nice and smooth and not that rubber that you feel will wear and come off!
The lens hood holds really well, clicks nice and hard so doesn't come off easy.
However good thing or bad thing, it's not straight at the edges so doesn't allow you to put the camera standing facing down with lens looking down...

But not a problem for most of you, I guess!!

The filter is 67mm and enough!! Enough for 1.4 light goodiness to come in and less money to spend on big filters.

Focusing wise, I wouldn't call it a speedy gonzalez lens but I shot a reception and a party in the dance floor and used continuous focus in tracking mode and cope really well on focusing all the party and all the fun!

Image quality?? God all mighty is sharp!!
Although its a wider lens and because of that, the shallow depth of field of the 1.4 range is bigger, we still need to be careful where it falls because when you used it close to the subject, closer you are, shallower it gets and when used really close, I mean, nearly macro thing, it's amazing the bokeh it creates and the DOF (depth of field) it has!!  But if you nail it on the subject... It will be sharp for sure!!

When I mentioned, 'nearly macro thing', because this lens can get really close and the effect is really nice!!

Used on a APS-C camera with the crop factor will be gorgeous to use as it will have that feel it gives and quality and with the bonus of a extra bit of image plane, extra reach!

Does it help to confirm all this if I say I done around 85% of the wedding with it?? Yes I did! As 35mm and with crop factor (in-camera) too as its useful to have it just in case... coupled with 70-200 or 85mm in the other back up body.

Following will leave some images from the wedding I had...Not the best in the world but for me was a great step up in terms of results, overall!compared to what I had at the moment. So quite pleased and thought could help more on your decisions to what a 35 mm can bring and what the  new  SIGMA ART 35 mm can bring








Thank you  very much for the visit and reading and hope to bring more stuff and hopefully improve on doing reviews...
Let me know if you liked and...follow me!!

#Best Regards

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Anticipation is Key


Based on this title, we can speak about so many things...In life, so many activities, that can be defined and made based in the best timing, the right moment, split second opportunity to do them, whatever it is!!

And in photography can't be more correct and ridiculously important... And you can see around the world, wildlife photographers, sports photographers showing to the world what happens in that split second or even millisecond, things our eyes cant follow and our brains can't cope.  i am not going to bring photos from the web here to show you because you already have hundreds on your mind, for sure, about what i am saying... I will bring some samples i took along the way, samples where i been learning this!!


So i was in my path here, and done recently a cricket match for a charity event, from the initiative of my company i work for.. so its a informal event, i know!  But its so you see and i have learned that its the same base, the same aspects you take to capture it the best way!!
 
And after the game, looking at the pics, thinking what went on my mind when capturing some of them i realised the importance that everyone always insists on...

How are you going to impress on and on and nowadays professional photography with just snapping the players playing?  There's more than that!! you need to capture the adrenaline and fast moves our eyes can't cope with!!  Capture split second moments your eyes won't see...
For that you need speed...

But what speed do we need?  why compact cameras can't cope with this job because its not responsive enough to the second you want the frame to be captured! you will need a lot more anticipation. not that you can't but need more time from the pressing the button and actually capturing the photo.
  Frames per second than?  Yes, one way is having a pro camera fast enough so you make sure nothing is lost...
 Problem sorted??

Not entirely...  In a 90 minutes games, you shot 3 full memory cards full of thousands of shots and just choose the ones that work??  What did you learned in the end? Maybe a computer ready to kill you, after processing them all

There's more!! you need to understand what is going on, what is around you are shooting so when you feel the best moment, you click it... That, Is your touch being in place, your vision, your moment and being captured!  You, yourself capturing what is the best moment for you...

ANTICIPATION IS KEY
  I've spoke about sports and wildlife works all the same! But in photography a very important work where you need anticipation is on weddings!!!
Its primordial, absolutely important that you know what is happening around you so you are ready to capture it!!
 

i am far from being at the knowledge point i want, i am no big pro but by experience you learn this things and want to share!! 
  My camera isn't any 8 or 10 Fps so i dont have that privilege of going by luck!! And I Like that, because i learn better.
On that cricket game i only did high burst 2 times following the ball from the baller to the bat all in one set.... that was it!! On wedding i don't even have my camera set to continuous high burst... So maximum i do is 3 to 4 frames in a row!! Now, why??  Because i don't need to!! just need to click the right moment...


 

Okay, it's true, Luck plays a part too, but add that to your right time clicking and you will succeed even more, no?? ((Just like this one, was more luck this one! A image to add to the funny ones!! Doesn't he looks like it was actually hit?? but the balls is yards far from him....hahaha))

That moment needs to be in mind first than on your eyes so you react faster!! Am i an expert on this, to be writing all this? Maybe not, but i am writing because i need this to be in my mind all the time i shoot and so in yours too, so decided to do this, write this, so it can help you remember....

Here some pics i think are cool to show you, all taken by me and hopefully just the beginning of a lot many!!!
Scroll down for my end message too!!


















Remember, 
anticipation, anticipation, right moment, less burst, less shots, more favorites, less work to you and computer too


Thank you all

Best Regards
God bless you and your ones
Bruno Conceicao

Saturday, 10 August 2013

McMillan Cancer support - Cricket Match - McVities initiative

So McVities, a London biscuit factory, where I work too, have a lovely connection with McMillan Cancer support and every now an than creates several events reverting to McMillan, and this was a first and bigger initiative. A Cricket Match.
So because I work there I thought would a be a nice idea to capture it. Not only for me, but for them too, to every one! 
And... It was a success, was a first one and obviously could be better, but that's the purpose of starting it and do it better the next time, and we are looking forward to make it a bigger and bigger! 

Even though I focused on the sports side of things and practiced my sports side, I lacked a bit of cricket ruling knowledge but was enough to capture most of the bigger moments and capture some of the players on their cracking moments... some images of who was watching and even had face painting for the kids...

Hopefully we will have this idea more often and stronger and bigger 
Hope you like and scroll down or click on the images and just slide them

Thank you all, i will back to my pc to make another post about it, more to photography related but keep tuned

All the best ladies and gentleman
God bless
McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support




McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

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McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support


McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

McVities Cricket Match - McMillan Cancer support

And this is just the end of a beginning... a initiative that will grow, hopefully to bigger days out and like this one, being a success in gathering everyone in family and sports environment and above all, reverting to a cause, to McMillan Cancer Support

If you're interested in knowing more about who's MacMillan and what they do head to these links: