James Shih

冰島冬季冰凍探險行前(Before Iceland the frozen north expedition)

地處北極圈的冰島對我們生活在台灣的人來說的確是個遙遠的地方,我第一次前去是在2008年夏天七月中左右,首次的冰島行是非常好奇和期待

To us who live in Taiwan – a tropical island, Iceland that at the edge of the Polar circle is a place far away, my first trip to Iceland was in 2008 in Summer around July, which was a curious and expecting travel,

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Model外拍_Fresa(Location Portrait)

5月例拍的Model是Fresa,由於有一段時間沒外拍因此和Fresa走了一趟中正紀念堂利用兩廳院的建築物、長廊等的景觀來與Model相互輝應,音樂廳巨大的石柱氣勢宏偉,而古典窗戶裝點的長廊則展現延伸的視覺,夕陽西下時分兩廳院的建築是最佳的背景。

Fresa is my model in May, since we have done many studio shots recently, so we moved out for something different, the location of the Chang Kai Sheck Memorial Hall is a great location with the building of both Theater and Concert Hall and the ancient corridors, the huge pillars of the building and the corridors with the classical windows equipped a extending prospective view, the palace style Theater and Concert Hall are perfect for the Sunset scenario. 

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Model外拍_Yun(Location Portrait)

9月份的人像例拍model是合作多次的Yun,此次的拍攝的光線主題是色溫的變化及平衡自然光線使主體的光線與環境光相互協調而不突兀,當陽光逐漸西下四周光線變暗,閃燈亮度提高為70%以上時使model更為凸出於畫面。

The September model shooting I invited again Yun as my model, this time the content are color temperature and balance of the ambient with speedlite, as the sunset approaching the flash light become 70% or more of the total lighting, then the model more popped out.

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淺談機背按鈕對焦功能 / Back Button AF

去年和今年兩次北極之旅最大的收穫為攝取了不少的極地生態,包括鳥禽和北極熊等野生動物的影像,是非常難得的經驗,拍攝野生動物不同於風景、靜物或人像,使用的器材和相機的設定均有不少的差異,今天來談談有關利用相機背部自動對焦按鈕來拍攝的優點和方法。

I did 2 trips from last year to explore Svalbard and what I got most are a lot of images of the wild lives in the polar area, which includes birds and animals etc. specially the polar bears was a valuable experience, shooting wild lives, landscape, still objects or portrait are all different in the camera lens and setting, Now I would like to talk about the “back button auto focus (AF)” which is a very versatile way to do the wild lives shooting.

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Model 棚拍(Studio Portrait)_Fresa

此次棚拍為月例行人像拍攝,服裝請Model 自己選擇走黑白系列為主,打燈以色溫的變化為主軸,使背景呈現較冷峻的藍色,另外以閃燈與自然光的亮度平衡來表現窗外的自然光線。

This time is again my monthly portrait shooting, I ask model Fresa to prepare by herself the clothing, changing color temperature of the background and balancing the ambient are the 2 topics of the light setting.

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Model棚拍(Studio Portrait)_Catherine

此次棚拍的Model Catherine是首次合作,根據她的體態打燈的角度須使Model身體的比例修長,因此拍攝角度須有些上揚及側身面對鏡頭以陰影呈現身材的優雅。

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挪威北極熊尋覓歸來 / Come back from Svalbard

 

前一篇講到北緯78°的挪威Svalbard群島是一個景色優美自然生態豐富的地區,包括北極生物之王-北極熊、海豹、海象、馴鹿、狐狸、善知鳥、北極燕、海鳩、賊鷗、三趾鷗等,及一些植被、花草都是僅有的特殊景象,對挪威的北極地區有了些簡單的了解,在今年7月親身逛了趟後有了更進一步的感受。

I have been in Svalbard last year joined the Aurora Expedition’s Arctic cruise, started from Iceland through Greenland ended in Sptisbergen, it was a successful experience on the Arctic world, its wild life、landscape、floras etc. were very much impressed, but the pity was haven’t met the king of the wild life – polar bear.

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圖像的色彩管理

藝術是一種生活的形式,它能豐富我們的生活內函,促使在生活中追求美的慾望,攝影在藝術的領域裡是最能呈現這種慾望的方式,由於拍照可將影像停留在瞬間是最能表現出我們對美的追求,例如在風景或大自然的拍攝中追求光線、色彩的呈現,捉住大自然在光線照耀下每分每秒不同的景象,都是獨一無二可遇不可求的美,但在攝影藝術中使用的相機或攝影機等器具,在表現這種美景時卻是有它的局限性,無法如人類的眼睛能分辨較多明暗的細節,因此須要在後製上將此部份修飾還原出來,在後製中色彩的修飾和管理是整個後製過程中非常重要的一環。

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北極熊尋覓之旅(Spitsbergen Odyssey)

(Courtesy Aurora Expedition)

去(2014)年8月底走了一趟北極格陵蘭,最遠深入到北緯78°,對那人跡罕至的北方大地原始的景象深深的著迷,但遺憾的是沒能拍到北極熊的英姿,根據挪威北極熊學院(暫譯)Norwegian Polar Institute – http://www.npolar.no/en/species/polar-bear.html

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Model棚拍(Studio Portrait)_Yun

本(3)月棚拍的另外一位model是Yun,一個年輕長的很甜的女孩,我們已合作了很多次,由第一次的外拍後已成為熟朋友了,她是兼差model平常在政府機關上班,但為了業餘的model棚拍,她也非常認真的自己彩妝、挑選服裝,她不同一般專業model呈現的是素人渾然天成的自然美感。

 

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