These were growing on the side of a bridge so i was able to lie down and get this with nothing behind them. I like the image because of the lines so that is the primary emphasis I hope to make here.

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My bride and groom trusted me when I wanted to experiment.

Their wedding was at a vintage train museum.

I had a vision of doing a backlit shot on the end of the train car late at night.


© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: Anel @ks_models_atyrau
HMUA: none, natural look

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 150 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/9, Shutter: 1/200s

Lighting: single Profoto D2 with zoom reflector

BW Philly Building 2

Another shot from our Philly buildings shoot, this one is a bit more dynamic with the perspective. I did lose some detail in some of the blacks, but I think I am OK with that.
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This was my groom from first week of may.

You guys wouldn't believe the environment this shot was taken. A cluttered, living room, in ambient light from the picture window.

I love how these shots turned out.

This groom had ZERO doubts about marrying his bride. So cool, calm & confident.

I edited to isolate the...

Storm clouds on Lake Weir (when post-processing goes too far)

So, you want to see what it looks like when I push post processing a little too far? Here you go.

Tonight I was at a party and just before sunset noticed some cool clouds over the lake. I grabbed my gear out of the car and shot these from the dock behind the home we were at. The color shots are unprocessed from RAW and the B&Ws are...

Primordial Woods

This foggy morning created a other-worldly scene in Huber Woods. Here, the vine-covered trees and mist created a scene that a dinosaur could walk out of!

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B&W is my heart

I adore B&W, ever since I was a child in school, learning photography.

Whenever I want to isolate the mood, remove background distraction (too many diff colours) or just simplify, I go Blk & Wht.

In my 20's, you wouldn't believe how much I spent on Ilford film. I still shoot a roll here & there 😁.

I'm interested...

Feel me by Valentina

© 2019 Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Photographer: @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: @valentina.lyuche @ks_models_atyrau
HMUA: none, natural look

Hasselblad H6D-50c Lens: 150 mm
ISO: 100, Aperture: f/11, Shutter: 1/400s
Lighting: Profoto D2 with 5' octabox and B1x with 3' octabox