Martin Dimartino Marriott

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Lake District Trip

by Martin on Mar.22, 2010, under Martin's Life Blog, Photography, Portfolio

Photo Day!

Been pretty busy today – went out with the dogs to Wollaton park — took loads of pics, and I’ve taken the opportunity to sort through the Lake District pics.
Spent the evening playing with Lightroom. Why must I insist on shooting in RAW?! It’s worth it though, even if it does eat disc space!
I have been making some of my first HDR images too – it’s amazing how varied the results are, and they can be made from a single RAW file with equally good results.
The photos are from the Ambleside region. High Street Mt. in Hartsop and Helm Cragg near Grasmere.
Here’s some of my faves:

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Light Painting

by Martin on Feb.18, 2010, under Photography, Portfolio

I was bored late at last night when I really should have been in bed, and decided to play about with my camera for an hour or so; ideal time to try out my new tripod!

Read up a bit about the concept of light painting and long exposures – of course I still need to go and photograph a busy road, but for now, here’s some shots closer to home. It’s so much fun!
I took loads, but I just chose a few…

Light Painting FRONT Mag

Desk Light Painting

MGS Poster

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Martin’s Sunday

by Martin on Feb.14, 2010, under Blog, Martin's Life Blog, Photography

In an attempt to make my own entertainment for lack of anyone else to help, I decided to go to Nottingham centre to have a proper play with my new camera.

I’m now understanding how F/numbers work and how aperture size needs to be compensated by shutter speed etc. I’m now getting it…but still trying to figure out how to take a long exposure in daylight with a camera which only goes down to F/22 without complete whiteout. n00b!

I went to the Nottingham Contemporary to see the ‘Star City’ exhibition. It was all a bit odd. Got some fairly interesting pics, but it was all a bit too post-modern. Had a walk around the Lace Market while I was at it.

It’s so odd walking around Nottingham and actually noticing stuff, as you do when looking for photo opportunities. Normally, the nuanced character of Notts city centre passes one by, until you stop to notice it.
I stopped caring about the potential for people to try to steal my camera…it’s not really a threat. If someone tried, they’d be the ones in danger, anyway. When one walks around a city purely to look for photos, one feels like they’re not participating in what everyone else is doing – you’re there in a different context!

I filled up my memory card with RAWs, so I look forward to going over them, and getting frustrated because I’m not brave enough to get the more risky shots.

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