Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Aberystwyth coastal sunset

Taken tonight with the Lee 10-stopper on a Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55 zoom.
I accidentally left the OIS on, but it doesn't seem to have impact too badly on the sharpness. In fact-given the rough winds, it may even have helped!
FUJIFILM X-E1, f/16 @ 18 mm, 30s, ISO 200, No Flash

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Jade on seamless white

Here's a seamless white background shot.
To get this I had a Hilite with vinyl floor. Two lights into the Hilite measuring f/16 off the background, two lights hitting the join between the vinyl and the Hilite @ f/11 and the key light was f/8. Worked reasonably well - perhaps the floor lights were a tad strong as I got a little 'wrap' on her lower legs.
I sampled the colour for the lettering from Jade's collar.
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/8 @ 85 mm, 1/200, ISO 100,

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Jade - headshot

Lit with a single @Lencarta 30cm white beauty dish above camera left (only just out of shot). Processed in Silver Efex, CS & Lightroom

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/8 @ 85 mm, 1/200, ISO 100

Monday, 13 October 2014

Jade - Window light effect & behind the scenes

@Lencarta - first try using the EP mark II!

Impressed with new triggers that allow remote control power adjustment.

Had a fun shoot with Jade today.

In this shot I tried to imitate the light from a large window by using a Lastolite Hilite as the key light and a reflector to model left.

This is the result:

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/8 @ 85 mm, 1/200, ISO 100

And here is the set-up:

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Wrapped up in phones

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/100, ISO 400, No Flash
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, f/1.2 @ 50 mm, 1/100, ISO 800, No Flash

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Photographing glass

So...how do you go about photographing something that is both transparent and highly reflective?

This is what I tried. I used a little table top collapsible studio thingy with a grey background draped at an angle - held there by the weight of the glass.

I need the glass itself to not be lit directly otherwise the edges would have disappeared. Instead I used a snoot pointing at the background and the subject was lit from behind. The glass edges now appear slightly darker than the background rather than just reflecting the light.

Canon EOS 70D, f/8 @ 135 mm, 1/250, ISO 100, No Flash