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gavrelle

Hello WelcomeGrin
I am a photographer with over 30 years of experience. As such i was film trained and have moved with ease to digital. I still use film on shoots nowadays. I love monochrome, it adds so much character and detail to any image. Photography wise i love photographing people in life, ie street scenes, i like portraiture and buildings. I have recently returned to doing one to one work with models which is enjoyable. I have in the last few years been holidaying by cruising and seeing nice sights in the Eastern med. this has openned a new world to photograph.
I use a D800, D600 and D300 for Digital work, for film work i use a Mamiya RB67 and my old pentax ME Super ( my 18th Birthday present!!!). I have the LRPS and LSWPP distinctions.
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  • Herne bay Peir


    Quote:good shot
    just in my opinion a bit cut / crop of the left side will be better as it will be more symmetrical .


    Thats a fair comment, thank you ,i have been too hasty
    • 9 Mar 2016 5:22PM
  • zara vintage stlye


    Quote:I love this picture! I am not skilled in other than basic adjustments and wonder how you achieved this result? Beautifully done!

    i am not skilled in the computer side either. This was a natural light portrait with a reflector on the opposite side of face. Convert to B and W, raie the exposure and highlights, put a light vignette and roughly thats how i do it
    • 7 Mar 2016 8:50PM
  • Dannii

    Dudler you are spot on. I take an awful lot of seascapes with 5 minute exposure. So i set up on a tripod, switched everything to manual. Lined up the seascape, then got my model to pose. I took the picture. LEaving everything as it was, i removed the model, put a 13 stop filter on, calcualted the change in shuttr speed which was around 3 mins. Toom the image. SO one of the very few times i used photoshop, i put the images one on top of the other and rubbed out the models image background leaving the model on the long exposure image. Positioning identical, the exposure was worked out to be equivalent, therefore it works!!
    • 2 Nov 2015 10:54AM
  • SEascape of offshore fort

    liked it as it was!!!!!SImple as that, nothing scientific
    • 18 Aug 2015 9:46PM
  • Fishing Boat Graveyard

    A good composition of a boat that i have photographed so many times myself at Dungy.
    • 26 Jun 2015 10:47PM
  • Hare feeding


    Quote:A very nice shot indeed of the Hare,but a description would be nice, even just to say its a wild shot or not as the case may be..........650


    Yes i really should. Yes this is a wild HAre. I had been photographing various Hares nd walking back and this one appeared on the path, hopped towards me, then stood for 5 minutes posing, unbeleivable!!!!
    • 1 Jun 2015 9:07PM
  • Brown Hare

    I see lots of hares at this location, the one above does have distractions, but i was nt going to turn down the opportunity!!!!. I had another hare standing on a path posing for me later in the session, it then wandered off int othe grass, so i have uploaded it : https://www.ephotozine.com/photo/brown-hare-1-43739883
    • 31 May 2015 8:00PM
  • the abused Trawler

    Yes unmistakeable location 20 mins drive for me. Yes someone has draped nets over it and a good attempt at removing tr obscenity on the side has been made. Sadly this location is declining rapidly
    • 7 May 2014 8:07AM
  • Kate on film

    I did do a few with a cigarette!!!!!!
    • 4 Nov 2013 9:51PM
  • KAt by boat

    Who knows, it was taken on monochrome film so colour not an option!!!!
    • 4 Nov 2013 7:15PM
  • a1

    These ones were natural light, which is great for lingerie. You will have your own selection to show off in a day or two!!!Grin
    • 16 Sep 2013 1:06PM
  • waiting

    yep, bad photographer, moment of weakness
    • 15 Sep 2013 10:18PM
  • Dreamin

    Oh I have!!!!!shes a brilliant model.
    • 4 Sep 2013 10:19PM
  • The good ship.......................

    I think the abuse is recent. It's the c word ( not canon) sprayed in red on the side of the boat and an arrow pointing forward. Sad.
    • 31 May 2013 10:20PM
  • Gothic shot with a 1966 Nikon F and Tri-x Film (1)

    Thank you, but it is film so no processing took place except direct scanning of the neg into a computer.
    • 17 May 2013 11:09AM
  • The Latex Ghost of Pluckley

    No influences. we were shooting in a bombed out church in the country. The model had gone into the undergrowth to get the latex dress on, i saw a gave in some gravestones in the undergrowth that was sunlit. Hence got the shot. I think she has wedge shoes on as there was lots of sharp twiggs around.
    • 12 May 2013 10:34PM
  • Maria II

    I like this alot!!!!!
    • 22 Apr 2013 6:12PM
  • Lucy Lu

    Thanks for the comments. I admit that i prefer my portraits to look like life, ie a bit rough, I do not like plastic skin, hence i havent smoothed it. Personal preference which probably goes against convention. i do get shot of zits and other bits like that, my D800 is quite merciless on models skins!!
    • 21 Apr 2013 10:21PM
  • Hi key Luce

    Thank you very much lads!!!!!
    • 19 Apr 2013 9:37PM
  • J outdoors

    Thats one point of view. the story behind this is that we were shooting indoors in the studio and we went outside for a few shots. I admit i didnt think too much of this image, but the model loved it, and she is the harshest critic. So i stuck it up on here to see what happens!!!. I also do not do much post processing as I am a bit of an old fashioned photographer!!!
    • 10 Mar 2013 10:09PM
  • Relaxed Model

    Thanks scrimmy!!, i still use my ME super!!! I took this with my D800 which is known for its detail. Its not as difficult to use as reputed, i am used to film, and i use my digi cameras the same way. Being so detailed rendered the skin well. I never smooth skin, i leave it natural, but then i do things different, but i think its wrong to alter models skin to look like plastic!!
    • 13 Jan 2013 9:12PM
  • Rowing boat

    Ivor, i was there Sun afternoon!!. the place just draws me back, so many possibilities!!
    • 6 Dec 2012 7:56PM
  • Alone on the beach.

    I Know that hut so well, so many photo opportunities at Dungy, and its only a 20min drive for me!!
    • 24 Nov 2012 8:07PM
  • His Eminence

    What a nice image, like any good portrait superb eye contact. Well done
    • 25 Oct 2012 5:32PM
  • Thames sailing barges on the river Medway.

    I like it. Coming from the Medway area, i was used to seeing these off shore and many of my family worked on these. Nice picture, captured well.
    • 22 Oct 2012 10:53PM
  • Half Light

    Yep i think a tighter crop would help.
    • 16 Oct 2012 12:31AM