12 — The Edit Station

It’s so important to have a good place to work. I’m fortunate enough to have some great places to work. One of them includes the end of the bar at Coffee Aroma. I’ve done some of my best work sat just there. In the past, more often than not, with John O’Nolan sat right next to me.

John approached me to shoot some promotional images for his latest venture, Ghost, naturally I said yes. Ghost is “an open source blogging platform which makes writing pleasurable and publishing simple” — genuinely can’t wait to start using it.

After chatting about the brief John & I decided ‘our spot’ NEEDED to be included as a sort of homage to past times. It was an incredibly tight spot to shoot & light (shiny screens + strobist = arghhh) but I’m really happy with the results. I shot a few more images with some modelling help from Spadgerina go check out all the shots in action on Try Ghost.

Note: scroll to the bottom to see a lighting diagam for this shot.

In other news, there was a classic car meet on the waterfront in Lincoln on Sunday so my lady & I had a walk down for some photos & fresh air. There were some lovely examples of classic automotive enginering on show, I’ve attached a few of my favourite shots below.

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The Edit Station - The Edit Station Photographed by Rick Nunn
The Edit Station - Classic Car Meet 1 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The Edit Station - Classic Car Meet 2 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The Edit Station - Classic Car Meet 3 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The Edit Station - Classic Car Meet 4 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The Edit Station - Classic Car Meet 6 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The Edit Station - Classic Car Meet 5 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The Edit Station - Classic Car Meet 7 Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for The Edit Station

Equipment

  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Lens: Canon 50mm F/1.4
  • Flashes: Canon 580ex & 430ex
  • Accessories: 2 light stands, 2 light brackets, 1 shoot through umbrella, a tripod & RF-602 Triggers

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/160th
  • Aperture: F/1.8
  • ISO: 50

Comments

  • I cannot but my finger on it but I f*cking love this image!

    So warm and inviting, it has such a 3D feel to it. I really like the fact you stopped down just a little to allow for more dof to make sense of the surroundings.

    Also you know I love cars too – awesome shots!

  • Awsome shots!
    My fiance loves ‘Coffee Aroma’ and has to go every time we are in Lincoln. You was in there once actually, she said “Isn’t that that guy off the internet..?” :-)

  • Great photos Rick and I love the Lighting Diagram! What filters in particular did you apply to these photos in post?

  • Thanks dude, I think comping in that 2nd image gives it that unreal/3D feeling.

  • Ha, that’s awesome. I’m totally the guy off the internet!

  • Hey Lorenzo, not really sure what you mean by filters. I didn’t use instagram…

  • Guest

    Haha, I think its obvious these aren’t instagram photos. I’m new to photography and I was wondering what changes if any, did you make to the photos in post? Do you have a preset that you used on the car photos to maintain a consistent look?

  • All the car shots were edited in Aperture, I got one shot looking the way I wanted (using mostly colour curves) & then applied the same settings to the rest of the shots.

  • Danny159

    This is so weird, I found the Ghost website today at work and thought that photo looked like your style and on there website they had a photo of deers that was yours and it confused me, as the guy wasn’t you! Now it all makes sense! Nice shot!

  • Ha, that’s my good friend John. 90% of the photos used for Ghost are mine :)

  • Danny159

    Ghost looks interesting, I’m a WordPress geek but Ghost looks even better and it was funded in less than 12 hours :) go John. You should do some more photos of that place, it looks really interesting :) nice job mate!

  • You can see a few more shots of Coffee Aroma here — http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricknunn/tags/aroma/

  • hey so did you get any reactions from people at Coffee Aroma while doing this shot

  • Yeah, a couple of people asked what I was doing — but most just stood and watched for a few minutes before finding a seat or leaving :)

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