Night Shots

Night Shots

There are things you can not avoid. For me night shots are kind of a hard addiction to overcome. It is true that I am carrying  the camera often, but  night it has that special charm: it’s a little more difficult taking pictures in low light because you often have to be careful with the shutter speed, but, in return, using large openings gives us lights blurred in the background. A traffic light with daylight has little interest but becomes a green light at the bottom when the night has arrived.

Night shots, by by Archerphoto, professional photographer in Spain

Opportunities today’s cameras offer are not to be missed by photographers, both professional and amateurs, because it’s worth experimenting.

One of the curious things about night photography is the photographer suffers an influence which in most cases is negative: the color temperature of light sources –  especially streetlights- used to be too low because of the sodium vapor bulbs , which for a long time were the most efficient way to light up a city. The most efficient, yes, but the yellowish tone was extremely difficult to remove. At present they are being replaced by LED lighting, which is even more efficient and hardly affects the color that the camera and the human eye perceive.

Here is a photo illustration about changing light bulbs, and in the picture of the Port of Valencia you can find at the beginning you can also clearly see the difference between light sources color temperatures too low  for cameras to compensate automatically (approximately 2400K) and higher color temperature (between about 5400 and 6500 K, the whiter ones).

Night Shots: differences in color temperature

Night Shots: differences in color temperature

Car lights are also changing. The new xenon lights and LEDs give different temperatures at the car lights have been around for a few years. But sometimes the yellow tones themselves are much appreciated.

Dancing, by by Archerphoto, English speaking professional photographer in Valencia, Spain

Ava dancing at night

Rain in Finsbury Park, London. Night Photos by Archerphoto, professional photographer in Spain

Rain in Finsbury Park, London.

Night Shots and Speed. by Archerphoto, professional photographer in Valencia, Spain

Speed

Night flares, by Archerphoto, English-speaking professional photographer

Night flares

If you want to see more night shots, you can take a look in https://www.flickr.com/photos/archerphoto/sets/72157646849930480/

If you need a professional photographer, you can contact me:

sergi@archerphoto.eu, +644459753 Corporaste pictures, portraits, model portfolios and other images . I work in Valencia, London, Madrid, Barcelona and wherever you call me :)

 

Cameras and photographers

It’s a fact that photographer make the pictures and  cameras are just tools.  A camera, for good or bad it is, will have the results determined by what the person has in his hands get. So most times the camera is not the differentiating factor. That said, quesabesde.com a Spanish web, released a study based on the EXIF ​​data from the cameras of World Press Photo 2015. Basic conclusions have been that – at least this year – Canon is sweeping the floor with competition. Specifically, EOS 5D Mark III is the camera which has gotten more winning photos.

Statistics and graphs Quesabesde.com

Statistics and graphs Quesabesde.com

Obviously, everyone likes to know that your camera is the one that has been most successful (and myself), but beyond that, most professional photographers agree that Canon and Nikon and obtain very similar results when we speak of images.

Cameras and photographers. Why Canon is taking the upper hand?

Now, I have tended to always keep the theory that the fact that Canon, in general, is less expensive and there is more supply in resale. And I have often seen the professionals working with Canon. So when we talk about professional use, has results like these. The second prize is for EOS 1D X, a camera even better than the 5D Mark III, but much more expensive. The 5D Mark II, an earlier model of Canon, takes third place. Nikon takes very little, Apple takes a prize with an iPhone and Sony is notably absent. I do find remarkable the presence of Olympus and their EVILs. The 5D Mark III has just seen announced its successors, the 5Ds and 5DR, but the general impressions, so far, are new EOS are not as bright as the two previous models, despite the impressive 50 megapixel camera that can capture. We’ll see if the new cameras quickly replace the Mark III.

As I say, what matters is not usually the camera. With a humble Ixus 40 can be made interesting pictures. Well, actually I already can not. Lens got jammed and never got back to life.

Archerphoto, photographer in Spain

Professional commercial photographer, Valencia, Spain

Professional commercial photographer, Valencia, Spain

I am a professional commercial photographer in Valencia, Spain. I also do other things, but I mainly dedicated to making professional photography and video. I’ve tried different kinds of photography: portrait, portfolio, press, fashion, ads, beauty, NGOs, buildings, and I’ve been shooting in different cities. Even in different countries. But most of my work as a professional photographer it has been in Valencia. I’ve got a small studio, but I try to shoot outside whenever I can, because Valencia has a really friendly weather. Our February is an awful month to shoot, but all the rest is really OK. You can find some samples of my pictures in this page, but feel free to ask me if you need to check any particular kind of photography. I’ve got a full archive and I can license most of my pictures if you need them.

Some of  my pics are here, and you can find more of them in my Flickr.

Anna Kurika, actress, in her portfolio with Archerphoto, professional photographer in Spain

Anna Kurika, actress

Professional Commercial Photographer Spain Valencia

Gema, model

Professional commercial photographer, Valencia, Spain

Ceci

 

Photographer in Valencia, Spain

Petrés

 

 

 

Commercial photographer in Spain

Good morning!

Photographer for dancers, models, actresses and actors in Spain

Ava dancing

Professional commercial photographer, Valencia, Spain. If you want pictures, you can contact me via Whatsapp or Telegram in 6444 5 9753 or e-mail: sergi@archerphoto.eu. I am usually in Valencia, Spain, but I usually I move to whatever the place.

Fitness photography

Fitness photography

There are people in this world who are really concerned about their bodies. So they are especially interested in having pictures. Frequently they compete in bodybuilding and fitness competitions and I’ve been shooting as a professional photographer in some of them. I do appreciate the effort they do, even when it’s very far from my own personal interests. However, I’ve learnt a lot from them and their way of life. And about how they prepare to compete, and how they face their challenges. Some of them are even my friends, and some of my friends have been really successful. Like María Herranz (http://www.mariaherranzfitness.com), Miss Universe 2014 or Ana Insa, Alexandra García and Jaime Vergara, all of them Spanish Champions.

Bodybuilders, fitness, athletes

I’ve developed a separate style for this kind of work: they are eager to see each detail and are, mostly, less interested in elaborated compositions. So, most of those pictures seem not to be exactly my style, but I’ve arrived to the conclusion these is a part of me now. So I have a mixed, perhaps heterogeneous, even eclectic style. When we are taking their shots during a competition, they are having their bodies at the peak of their capacity. It’s been a long work and they expect to get the maximum detail.

However, if you need professional fitness and/or bodybuilding pictures, feel free to contact me in sergi@archerphoto.eu. I live in Spain but I can shoot wherever you are. Or you can travel here. It’s up to you.

 

María Herranz, by Archerphoto, professional photographer in Spain

María Herranz

 

Fitness photography, Archerphoto, professional photographer in Spain

Jorge Nieto

 

Photo by Archerphoto, professional photographer Spain

Jaime Vergara

 

Photo by Archerphoto, commercial photographer Spain

Alexandra García

 

Fitness photography by Archerphoto, professional photographer.

Ana Insa

 

Portraits, portfolios and personal pictures

Portraits, portfolios and personal pictures

Portraits, portfolios and personal pictures

One of the things that I’ve heard before a session is this: “I don’t look good in pictures”. Actually, you may blame it simply on not finding the right person to capture the image. Today is very easy accessing to a camera with sufficient quality, but it’s a bit trickier to find people who know how to handle the situation to capture a good image. And the question is not necessarily technically how to handle the camera, but treat the person, use light, consider (or disprove) the environment. A professional photographer will take into account each and every one of these factors, plus many others: we are often loaded with different lenses, which work especially well in certain circumstances. We sometimes use flash or continuous lighting. Other times we recommend that you change your clothes or location. A professional photographer will devote enough time and attention. No wonder kick better result than a person who spends 12 seconds on the photo and puts all settings automatically. Even the best camera lacks most of the things you want for a great picture.

Retratos, books y fotos personales

But the matter does not end there: the subsequent process is also relevant. And although today many people have access to appropriate software to edit the pictures, so few have adequate capacity to use them. And, again, it is not a technique but a matter of sensitivity and taste. In many cases the photographs are standardized with the application of filters Instagram or misdeeds are created with HDR (High Dynamic Range). And, in addition to this, some people perpetrate dreadful collages spoiling what could have been a good photo.

Retratos, books y fotos personales

I am a professional photographer. If you need pics, feel free to contact me, my e-mail sergi@archerphoto.eu , and my Whatsapp and Telegram: +34 6444 5 9753. There are samples of my work in my gallery. Portraits, portfolios and personal pictures. I am a photographer in Valencia, but I do work wherever you need me :)

You can also check my Flickr, where I usually upload one pic a day http://flickr.com/photos/archerphoto

More dancing pics

More dancing pics

Yes, it’s one of my weaknesses. The theme of the dance seems to me really attractive and whenever I can, I take pictures on this occasion. In general, the elegance of classical dance is what attracts me, but almost any aspect of it gets my attention, including similar issues, such as gymnastics, are also quite striking for a professional photographer. Both black and white and color, opportunities are often spectacular. In many cases, the most complicated is to capture the moment, but the truth is that given the harmony of the whole movement, although dancers are very demanding clients, for the observer the result is frequently captivating. In this case, the photos are made in Valencia and Castellón, but if you’re in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, London or, indeed, almost anywhere, can talk about the possibility of getting photos.

Photographer for dancers in Spain

Photographer for dance - professional photographer Valencia Spain

 

I am a professional photographer and you can contact me with an e-mail to sergi@archerphoto.eu , phoning me or sending me a Whatsapp or Telegram in office hours to +34 6444 5 9753.  You can see some additional pics in my gallery.Portfolio for dancers, actresses and athletes, pro and amateur. And also all other kind of pictures.

You can see also pics in my Flickr, usually one new picture a day http://flickr.com/photos/archerphoto

Arctic Sunrise in Valencia

Arctic Sunrise in Valencia

I need to say first  I’m not a fan of Greenpeace. I’m not because I think that the end does not always justify the means, although I may agree with some of the intentions of this organization, I don’t  agree in the commission of certain actions or the communication of many yellowish informations. The fact that  Greenpeace too often is mixing inexact releases with actual studies makes their credibility will suffer excessively. In this regard, https://gallir.wordpress.com/2014/11/14/las-consecuencias-de-divulgar-bulos-y-no-rectificar/

The fact, moreover, is that they have come to Valencia with their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, and the ship itself has been part of different news. At the invitation of a friend who is a volunteer with them, I went to take pictures. When I arrive to the port,  they decided that, in the morning, only children guided visits will be allowed, so that they have not authorized me to go, under the saying they were “working” and I could not be there. For me it’s a complete  idiocy, but for them the decision was taken, so I’ve done a couple of photos from outside and I’m back home.

The boat has docked in Valencia to support activists who slipped into the Nuclear Plant of Cofrentes and now face a trial in which significant jail times are requested: 16 activists can get up to three years in prison and a fine of up to 360,000 euros. The protest -carried in 2011- included a painting on the cooling tower, and the preliminary activities to perform it seems that included personal injury to one of the security guards. The protest, according to Greenpeace was peaceful, but Iberdrola (nuclear plant operator) did not consider it as peaceful and they ensured that there was “substantial property damage, personal injury two guards and emergency declaration”.

Personally I see no reasonable getting 16 activists in a nuclear plant, considering the security risks involved, however important the protest.

Arctic Sunrise en Valencia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic Sunrise en Valencia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My first exhibition in Japan

My first exhibition in Japan

The truth is that so far I have just exposed in the Internet and this is my first solo exhibition. I’ve never been to Fukuoka, Daimyo, Japan, but I know the curator thanks to I’m there, Elaine Yaumara Ramirez. Elaine told me about the possibility and, honestly, I had no trouble deciding to prepare the material that I had working during months to show.

There is a small text explaining or, more specifically, justifying artistic content of the exhibition, which can not be seen in Internet and, for now, will not be seen in Spain (my country).  I would go to Japan, but as I were joking on my Facebook, none of my friends had offered to drive me to my first exhibition.

The content of this first part are projections over skin, all in black and white. Telling just like that  does not sound so artistic. Perhaps it’s better get deeper  so I’ll paste the text I wrote for the exhibition.

The concept of projection is the angular point in the narrative. The body as a canvas and, simultaneously, as an object to expose, is the classic paradox, the game of words without words, unfunny joke and transposition of the two-dimensional array object and canvas, the content and the continent without giving up a simplistic Cartesian that is translated in contrasted black and white, eliminating unnecessary nuances and allows concentration on core essence.

My first exhibition in Japan

Two Stores

Two stores

I’ve seen a couple of stores in Valenciathat I have liked especially. They are Luna Nera, in Caballeros St, 15, and La Conserva, in Puerto Rico St., 22. The first one is a clothing and accessories shop that’s usually open at night. The area is full of pubs and restaurants, so the store can take advantage of the public who often stop by. It seems, after their card, there are several stores from the same chain, all in the province of Valencia.

Luna Nera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Un par de tiendas

Luna Nera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Un par de tiendas

Luna Nera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Un par de tiendas

Luna Nera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Conserva is Ruzafa neighborhood. It is a shop with decorative items. Most of them are recovered and rehabilitated, and the look of the store it’s also conceived with an excellent aesthetic sense. From my point of view, mesmerizing.

Foto de Sergi Albir, fotógrafo en Valencia

La Conserva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Conserva, por Archerphoto, fotógrafo profesional en Valencia

La Conserva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Conserva. Foto de Sergi Albir, fotógrafo comercial en Valencia

La Conserva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None of these shops are my customers, I only asked for permission to take some pictures and, well, here they are.

If you want pictures, you can contact me via Whatsapp or Telegram in 6444 5 9753 or e-mail: sergi@archerphoto.eu. I am usually in Valencia, Spain, but I usually I move to whatever the place.