Photography

I had a bit of a life-changing event in 2021 which led me to get back into an old hobby of mine, photography. This page aims to cover what I get up to with a camera, from shots on the beach to internet-cat-pictures, to astrophotography of deep space objects.

Here's a quick collection of the photographs I've taken. Click a photo below to see it in detail or head over to my flickr to browse them all by album, category and more.


2022


2021

 

Who I am

I'm Blake and I like to tinker with things and make stuff. When I'm not programming or developing random systems, I'm playing with electronics, doodling bits of art, 3D modelling or sculpting and painting things or nerding out watching sci-fi or horror TV.

From 2001 I worked in the games industry, eventually specialising in tools to aid in the development of video games and their engines. In 2011 I left the industry and teamed up with a few other talented composers to utilise my knowledge to help build the company 'Spitfire Audio'.

I also periodically compose soundtracks for video-games and have worked on titles such as The Stanley Parable and Portal Knights. You've probably also heard my music in random TV commercials at some point.

What I'm using to capture

I use various bits and bobs to capture these pictures:

Canon EOS R6 Canon EOS RP
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I've also got a collection of lenses (and have sucumb to the addiction of vintage lens collecting):

  • Canon RF16mm f2.8 STM
  • Canon RF24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM
  • Canon RF35mm f1.8 MACRO IS STM
  • Canon RF50mm f1.8 STM
  • Canon RF85mm f2 MACRO IS STM
  • Canon RF100-400mm f5.6-8 IS USM
  • Canon RF800mm f11 IS STM
  • Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f2.8
  • Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm f3.5
  • Helios 44-2 58mm f2
  • Helios 44M-4 58mm f2
  • Kipon 75mm f2.4
  • Laowa 100mm f2.8 2x ULTRA-MACRO APO
  • Paragon 135mm f2.8
  • Pentacon Auto 135mm f2.8
  • Samyang TILT/SHIFT LENS 24mm f3.5 ED AS UMC
  • Samyang MF 85mm f1.4
  • Super Takumar 50mm f1.4
  • Super Takumar 55mm f1.8
  • Super Takumar 55mm f2
  • Tokina SZX 400mm f8 Reflex MF
  • Vivitar Auto Telephoto 135mm f2.8

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