What is a holiday without all the decorations.
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I was playing with my lights seeing what different configurations would do. Here is the picture I like best. I realize that there are things that I could have better. Lights on the background, rim light etc etc etc, but the whole reason I am doing a 365 is to play and practice with what I have.
135mm f/13 1/160s
On a side note I am glad I got this image when I did because the next day later my wife and he decided to shave his head.
So yesterday I spent most of the day working on my daughters room. I love sanding sheetrock, more accurately drywall mud. As I was sanding there were times that I almost could not see the opposite wall. Anyway, to give you an idea; this hat was dark olive drab it the beginning of the day. Now imagine my lungs.
So its late Friday night and I am trying to get me a shot of something. I finally had some inspiration, an egg being dropped and a picture taken at the moment of impact. Yeah, it would be cool. I started by getting the lights set up I used a bottle of Moutain Dew for my subject while I did this.
So everything is set up. Well I couldn’t do rapid fire shooting to get the egg when I wanted it so I had to settle for an after shot. Notice anything different I must have bumped the tripod and not the focus off. The paper was a nightmare to work with I am never using scripture paper again from now on I am using the cover paper form the Ensign.
Whip it good.
This was a shot I have been planning for quite a while now. It is fairly generic, but I found it difficult to get right with the tools at my disposal (2 SB-600 and a homemade spiderlight)
145mm f/11 1/160s Flashes on the background and the spiderlight on the whisk. I need to figure out how to get the whipped cream to look right on the whisk as well.
I had big plans for a couple of shoots for the weekend, they just never happened. I started them, but never finished. This is kinda what I had in mind but I wish I could have managed the shadows better.
Working on playing with white seamless backgrounds. I found that it is really tough to get the background to white when working with transparent materials. I like how this turned out if I were going to do it again I would have someone else do the food coloring so I could focus on the camera, I lost a couple of really cool looks because I was getting set up after putting the food coloring in.