Thursday, April 28, 2011

Crouching Tiger, Venice Beach

This was a shot that I did on my last shoot at Venice Beach. Jackie wanted to do some leaps and I thought it would be cool to shoot under the pier. I wasn't sure what she was going to do till she started running and leaping off of this piling. We started with two lights hidden behind the nearest piling camera left but every time she pushed off of the one piling she would turn away from the light. A quick and easy fix was to have some one hold one of the two flashes camera right to become the main light.
I took the dome diffusor off the main light and zoomed it to 200mm but left the dome on the SB-900 camera left. They were both set at half power but by taking off the dome I changed the ratio by at least a stop.
This was shot with a Nikon D300, a 16-85mm, two SB-900's and processed in Adobe Lightroom.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I was gonna save this....

This was the first time I tried a light set up like this and I was really happy with the results. I had two SB-800's, one on each side and behind Mike and then a third SB-800 in a softbox low and camera left. The two back lights were zoomed to 105mm to narrow the beam a bit to regulate the amount of spill. As you can see there was still a fair amount of spill. If I were to do this shot again I would put a grid on each of the flashes to control the flare.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A little late night street walking

Just a simple image. Processed in Adobe Lightroom.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Just took a walk.

Some days you just have to take a walk, for me that has always been the best way to test new gear. Here are a few more images with the P7000 all were processed in Adobe Lightroom.

A night out.

Just another fun little image, this was shot during the open mic night in town. Nikon P7000 and processed in Lightroom.