Category Archives: Pentax 645D

Direction of Light

A couple of photographs showing the difference that changing the position of the light makes. Above from front right, below from front left. The great thing about having a voice activated light stand (James) is that we can quickly move … Continue reading

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Seiyu Nakamura – 10th Dan Okinawa Dentou Shidokan Karate and Kobujutsu

Seiyu Nakamura is a master of traditional shidokan karate and kobudo. More than a decade ago, Nakamura-sensei was my briefly my karate instructor. It was great to meet each other again, although he did note that we’d both got a little … Continue reading

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Pentax 645Z – Just the facts, ma’am

The Pentax 645Z digital medium format camera will be available for purchase at the end of June 2014. It’s predecessor, the Pentax 645D, went on sale in June 2010  for 848,000 yen. You can pre-order the  645Z at B&H for $8,496.95  or from … Continue reading

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Pentax SMC DA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW

I recently purchased a 25mm lens for my Pentax 645 system. This is one of the new lenses designed for the digital 645D / 645Z cameras alongside the DFA 645 55mm and the DFA 645 Macro 90mm. A few important facts about the lens: … Continue reading

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Riley Marx – Fitness Model

A few studio images for the portfolio of fitness model Riley Marx. We’ll do a second session outdoors when rainy season has finished. Always great to work with such a dedicated athlete. If you’d like to have a go at using … Continue reading

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Channeling Michael Bay

It’s only when I start looking through images in Lightroom that I notice that I’m picking up certain habits while shooting. When using the Profoto B1 strobe, I tend to position it off to my right and a little higher than the … Continue reading

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Meitetsu Yagi & Ippei Yagi at Fukushu Garden, Naha City, Okinawa

Shooting on location with karate master Meitetsu Yagi and his son Ippei, at the Fukushu Garden in Naha City, Okinawa. Photographed using the Pentax 645D with the 90mm and 35mm lenses along with the Profoto B1 flash with a beauty … Continue reading

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