Thursday, December 27, 2012

The following pictures were taken using two Alien Bees B800 flash units. One on either side of the subject. The gradient in the background is caused by the light falloff from the flash units. Photoshop was applied to change the color and contrast of the images. Since I was curious about ways to add my logo ,they were superimposed on the images. The main purpose of this shoot was to experiment with different ways to light an image for dramatic effect. I hope anyone who views these images can appreciate the initial attempt. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

This picture includes some clothing accessories. The image represents style, class and distinction. One Alien Bees B800 at 1/16  power was used to light the images. It was shot with a Canon T2i using the 40mm pancake lens.F-stop was between 2.8 and 5.0. The shutter speed was about 1/80.

It has been a while since I made a post. This is mainly due to various shoots that I felt where not inspired. However, that is no excuse. There is no success without failure.

Anyway, since I have a few days of free time, I decided to spent as much time as possible shooting. Today, was a good day for indoor shooting. I decided to revisit high speed photography. This time a different  background was used. These shots were taken between f9 and f11. ISO 100 at around 1/250. Also, the Canon pancake lens was used for these shots. I've only had the pancake lens for a week. So, I am still getting use the the lens and identifying its strength and weaknesses. So far I am happy with its performance. It is compact, sharp, and lightweight. It tends to hunt for focus a little more than my  L series lenses. but, only a bit.