Saturday, April 30, 2011

Night at the Opera-backstage

Behind the scenes: you can see a woman on the left of the frame -
she's standing pretty close to centre stage

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter! Bokeh Hearts - more fun DIY

Happy Eastertine's Day!
Happy Eastertine's Day! Setup shot at the bottom of this post.
I've seen heart-shaped bokeh images like this before, and this is probably the most widely used shape for making pictures with a custom bokeh, but I was never quite sure exactly how to do it. I was also excited to try and see if it would work first before trying out some more creative and elaborate shapes....


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Joe McNally and David Hobby (The Strobist) at the Flash Bus Tour in Buffalo

Flash Bus Tour with David Hobby and Joe McNally

Thanks for the Twitter shout outs Joe McNally and the gang at Flash Bus! Glad you like the picture - we had tons of fun and laughs and you guys...well...I think the photo speaks for itself....


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shoot with Michael Gayden

Michael Gayden
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Update: Check out the video!

Mike Gayden is a male model from Rochester, New York, who came up to Toronto to do a photo shoot with us. When he said "editorial" I thought of my 50mm 1.4 and my reflector set, but then he said something about "fashion" and I thought I should haul out the lights and find a couple of suitable locations. I thought this would also be a good opportunity to follow up a little more on experimenting with mixing natural and artificial light from last week's Liddle Red Writing Hood.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mixing Ambient & Artificial Light

Liddle Red Writing Hood
Liddle Red Writing Hood

Update: for more on mixing ambient and artificial light, see this post and this post.

I wanted to experiment this week using my speedlights in late afternoon/early evening sun, but...realized that I really should have been out there a little earlier.... The sun looked like it was in the right place in the sky to give us another hour of light or so, but unfortunately at my chosen location it was already just sinking behind a row of houses.