About keithjohnmason

Air transport academic, photographer, guitarist, world traveller - My spare time is spent on a beach in Cornwall. www.KeithMasonPhotographer.com

Two Years on YouTube – A Sort of Review

A couple of days ago I noticed that my two year anniversary on YouTube was coming up and I took the opportunity to take stock of where I am, what been successful on the channel and what’s next. I hope you might look in, if for nothing else to see our puppy, Poppy say hello to you!.

How I shoot and edit a theatrical show – The Wedding Singer with Stageworks

In this video I walk through the cameras I used to take shots of this fantastic musical, the settings I use on the cameras, and how I bulk edit a large number of photos quickly. I’ve also included some of the finished images.

The Wedding Singer – Rehearsals

After a couple of difficult years, I’m delighted that the brilliant Stageworks performers are putting on the very funny, and sweet romcom, The Wedding Singer, based in the Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore movie of the same name. A full set of rehearsal images can be found in the link below.

https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzBzw8

As always I will be selling a USB with all the images from the show and the rehearsals for £20. If you want to order directly please complete the form below. I will be able to send you a unique direct payment link to your phone

Two camera set-ups. The Holdfast MoneyMaker vs. Peak Design Slide and Clip

So I’ve been meaning to make this video for a while. I bought the MoneyMaker dual camera strap system a while ago for weddings and event photography. I love it’s style but less keen on it’s usability. Since I moved to smaller/lighter Fuji mirrorless cameras, I found that using a Peak Design Clip and a Slide strap in combination seems to work fine.

Felixstowe sunrise

I set an early alarm for a drive to the coast last weekend and tried to shoot some new views of the beach at Felixstowe, getting some nice shots of a groyne as the sun rose and some pictures at the pier. Felixstowe continues to offer new photography challenges to me and is nearest coastline to where I live, and I needed a coastal fix.

Minimal seascape in Sizewell, Suffolk

In this video I use my Fujifilm X-T3 with a 10-24mm and an 18-55mm zoom lens to shoot minimal seascape photographs of a seawater inlet/outlet for the nuclear power-station at Sizewell, Suffolk, UK. For longer exposures I use a Lee Filters 6 Stop ND filter on my wider lens and a K&F Concept variable ND filter on the 18-55mm lens which is the only ND filter I have for the that lens. There is very little on the beach to create compositions so the seawater inlet/outlet sanction is serves as a simple focus for some minimal images.

Cornish beach images

During August I was lucky enough to spend some time in Cornwall, and used a sunrise shoot to take some wave movement shots. For some I used a long lens, got down low to capture the rising son on the waves, pre-focused and shot at a fast aperture. For another set, I chose a wide lens, set the aperture to half a second and moved the camera as I shot for these evocations of the beach.