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Oct 112010

Don’t get it; check here. Sometime I really struggle with blog titles :~

This was more experiments with different lighting I wanted to take what I saw from Buzzed and change it up here.

In payment for the shots I wanted I had to reset the lights and get some shots that she wanted. There are bigger files click to view.

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Oct 102010

Yes we did actually buzz cut his hair right before winter. Hey, I don’t have the ideas I just document them 🙂

Once again this is a lighting test shot. I didn’t get exactly the look that I wanted, but it was close.

145mm f/22 1/160s

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Oct 062010

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.

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Oct 032010

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. 🙂

105mm f/8 1/200s

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Oct 022010

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.

180mm f/22 1/200s From roughly 10 feet away. Pretty cool details huh.

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.

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Sep 302010

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.

What’s whip cream without pie?

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Sep 272010

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.

200mm f/10 1/250s flashes were on either side (which is probably where the shadows came from) at the same power.

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Sep 262010

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.

122mm f/10 1/200s

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