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A photo and lighting place! Here I'll post some stuff I've shot in the process of learning.

Since my move to Fujifilm equipment (WAY sharper & MUCH better than my old Nikon gear) , I now shoot with two Fuji X-E2 bodies and the NEW X-T2 from Sherry on my birthday!

* Fujinon XF10-24 f/3.5-4.8 R (SHARP across the range!)
Fujinon XF18-55 f/2.8-4.0 R (SHARP across the range!)
* Fujinon XF60 f/2.4 (SHARP across the range!)
* Fujinon XF55-200 f/3.5-4.8 R (Uber SHARP across the range!)

Flash stuff:
* 6 Yongnuo 560-IV with commander/transmitter.
* 6 Nikon SB-25/26/28s (old, manual, reliable, nice),
* (6) Pocket Wizard and (6) Yongnuo RF-603 radio flash triggers

tons of stands, umbrellas, soft-boxes, brolly boxes, mounts, hot & cold shoes (and some lukewarm ones), cords, spigots, clamps, pocket wizard triggers, reflectors, scrims, backdrops, adapters, snoots, grids, batteries , chargers, bags & cases, gewgaws, clamps, gimcracks, whatchamacallits, doohickeys, thingamajigs, whatnots, widgets, et cetera.

I love to shoot out on the street, but the technical aspects of photography/lighting are fascinating - and sometimes vexing. I am fortunate to shoot with motivated and inquisitive photographers.

I am available for portraits, senior photos & product photography.

Commercially printed copies (up to 24" x 36" of most photos seen here are available on high quality paper or mounted board for framing.

29 November 2010

Cold outside. Bored. Must...(gasp).......shoot........SOMETHING! (gasp).

The long Thanksgiving weekend is overrun with shoppers and traffic, so I tried to think up something to shoot. Off to the cupboard ..........

OUT - out, damned spot!
Sherry helped me replace my glass shooting surface (about 24" X 40") with some darker smoked glass. It helps some, but I really need some black acrylic plastic for these shots. When you're shooting with strobes and precision macro lenses (Sigma 105 EX macro, in this case), every detail jumps out at you, every missed hair, cloth fiber, small imperfection and piece of dust imaginable. I try to get them all with an anti-static dust cloth before I shoot, but if I don't look with a magnifier, it all leaps out of the screen in excruciating detail later when I get the shot on the computer. Almost every piece of macaroni had some kind of imperfection on it. I used food coloring on the two colored pieces and then dried them in the oven (said drying leaving its own imperfections, sigh).

Harry & Sally were a good fit

I used NIK HDR efex pro (single-image mode) to "pop" the reflected macaroni at the top of the bowl. I then layered-in that part of the image heavily, and lightly layered the HDR on the actual noodles. This shot used 2 Sunpak 611s (old hammer-handle, high-power flashes) in small softboxes to get a soft lighting effect on the noodles. They were great, cooked.

Re-process of an old shot
Getting old

Smoke break 24

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