I have been active lately with my photography. So active in fact, that I can’t find time to post everything! That’s a good thing I guess. This was from one of my late night shooting sessions with my one of my other photog friends. I tried to capture the same dark, moody, dramatic feeling from another one of my friend’s photos and I’m pleased to say this one turned out quite well.
EXIF:ƒ/2.0 1/125 ISO 100
A shot from the same shooting session as the above photo and of course, most, if not everyone, would immediately recognize where this is from. Self explanatory. Large softbox held over the hands. More of thing to do than artsy fartsy image.
EXIF: ƒ/5.6 1/160 ISO 100
A image from the same friend that helped me execute the last several photos. Thanks Connie! There was a brolly box camera right to provide some fill but the magic of this image is due to high speed sync. Normally, my D200 syncs at a speed of 250th of a second. But because of high speed sync, I can raise the shutter as fast as I want but still use flash. Wonderful!
EXIF:ƒ/2.8 1/2000 ISO 100
I did take a photo today. Experimenting with harsh direct light was interesting. It certainly was an ego boost. That’s for sure. ;] If you really really really want to see it, drop me a line but trust me. You probably don’t.
Spyderco Spin. These are so amazing sharp and a marvel of modern engineering. I want one of these beautiful knives.
EXIF: ƒ/4.0 1/500th ISO 80
Strobist: 1/128th power camera left.
Not sure why I thought of Andrew when I saw this but I did. 😀 Andrew hearts pennies? I dunno. Anyways, a couple of days ago I was talking about how even flat, seemingly 2-D can have a nice deep, textured 3-D look so here it is. Ta da. Not award winning but shows my point anyways. The problem with this picture was reflection and light. Since I was using a handheld speedlight, there were certain spots that would cause the penny to be illuminated too much or not enough. Just keep taking pictures and try to learn how to deal with the angles. The second problem was the my speedlight can only go down to 1/128th power. With such small objects, that is often too powerful. I conjured up a mini light tent using 3X5 index cards to lower the power even more and that also helped add a little bit of softess to the image. Notice the nice soft falloff? If not, go back to Strobist 102.
EXIF: ƒ/4.0 1/2000 ISO 80
Strobist: 1/128th power from left side.
More balloon carnage today. More than 400+ shots taken for this project alone. Maybe 10 to 15 are any good. A majority of these are out of focus due to manual focusing in low light conditions. I need to get a trigger for this kind of stuff. It would make this so much easier. And a really good tripod I guess. While I’m asking for stuff. A 1000 fps camera would help too. ;]
EXIF: ƒ/5.6 1/250th ISO 400
Stobist: Red gels on camera left and blue gels on camera right. 1/64th on left and 1/4 on right.
I love product photography since it’s so easy to set up a white background. But if you don’t do it right, like in this case, it sucks. >_< O well. It was a rush job.
EXIF: ƒ/2.0 1/125 ISO 80
Strobist: 1/128 on both sides.
Not a very successful shot. I was trying to convey the sense of walking out of darkness and into the light but it didn’t turn out so well. I had increased the power of the flash but then the highlights would’ve been blown.
EXIF: ƒ/2.0 1/8th ISO 400
Strobist: Quarter power below the stairs.
My first attempt at product photography. Notes to self: use a larger backdrop and use a larger light source to kill shadows.