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The Cracked Man and his Grandchildren



I'm in a band called "The Cracked Man", and on stage I wear a top hat and round blue sunglasses. When my grandchildren came to stay I discovered ...
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I'm in a band called "The Cracked Man", and on stage I wear a top hat and round blue sunglasses. When my grandchildren came to stay I discovered they loved our music, so decided to do a shot of us all wearing the top hat and glasses. I only had the one top hat and pair of glasses, so this is a combination of 4 photos. We took up position, with me wearing the stuff, then took the first image; then everyone stayed still while I put the hat and glasses on the eldest grandchild and we took the next shot - and so on. The camera was on a tripod to keep the same POV throughout, and it was lit with 2 off-camera Canon speedlites.
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acglock PRO+
 
acglock June 08, 2016
Superb creativity, vision, and skill! Well done!
kimayres
kimayres June 08, 2016
Thank you Anita :)
woodpecker720
 
woodpecker720 November 04, 2016
Hi Kim, Great to see your picture in the hall of fame ! Well Done :) woodpecker720, Becky Webster .
kimayres
kimayres November 12, 2016
Thanks Becky! :)
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Bernardvinc_photographie November 04, 2016
Excellent! ORIGINAL! BRAVO
kimayres
kimayres November 12, 2016
Thank you :)
Egoryan
 
Egoryan April 24, 2018
Have they just recorded the best rock album of the century? :)
kimayres
kimayres April 24, 2018
Haha! They should have :)

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken outside against a wall in our garden.
Time
Although it was around mid morning, it was a very overcast day and the light wasn't particularly interesting.
Lighting
I set up 2 Canon Speedlites - one on either side
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon 7D with a Canon 10-22mm lens, on a tripod with 2 Canon speedlites
Inspiration
I'm in a band called "The Cracked Man" (easily found on Soundcloud), and on stage I wear a top hat and round blue sunglasses. When my grandchildren came to stay I discovered they loved our music, so decided to do a shot of us all wearing the top hat and glasses.
Editing
I only had the one top hat and pair of glasses, so this is a combination of 4 photos. We took up position, with me wearing the stuff, then took the first image; then everyone stayed still while I put the hat and glasses on the eldest grandchild and we took the next shot - and so on. The camera was on a tripod to keep the same POV throughout, and it was lit with 2 off-camera Canon speedlites.
In my camera bag
For nearly 4 years I was happy with my Canon 7D, but now I'm even happier with my Canon 7D mk2. The 3 lenses I use most are my Canon f/2.8 24-70mm, which is pretty much my workhorse lens; a Canon f/2.8 70-200mm which is fantastic for shooting live performances - getting in close in low light conditions; and finally a wide angle Canon 10-22mm for when I need to take in a lot in a small space. I also usually have 2 or 3 Canon speedlights to hand and an assortment of softboxes and modifiers.
Feedback
The main thing is to try and keep everyone in as similar position as possible for each shot as this makes blending the images together afterwards much easier

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