Monday, 31 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Strobist: 430EX @ 1/8 power through 18 inch softbox just off axis slightly above me, and two vivtar 285's @ 1/16 power through CTB gel behind me on each side at a 45 degree angle as edge lights
Triggered by cactus V4's
Canon 400D, 85mm @ F7.1 1/125 exposure (ISO 200 )
So i recently got like new glasses, a haircut and like a suit n shit, therefore here is a combo of those mass events (I also had a tea).
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Strobist: 430EX through 22 inch soft box on axis above camera @1/16 for fill and two vivtar 285's @ 1/16 power square to model as edge lights.
shot @ F2.2 using a polariser so I could actually use the lens almost wide open whilst lighting with strobes
Saturday, 1 May 2010
Strobist: 430Ex @ 1/2 power through 24 inch soft box, on axis with camera (slightly above and to the left) and a vivtar 285 @ 1/4 power directly behind my head.
Triggered by Cactus V4's
shot @ 10mm, ISO100, F8 1/100
The background is a composite of three exposures bracketed to show details in the highlights/shadows
Basically I was mucking around after little sleep and was trying to achieve something that had a hyper real Dave hill type style to it.
The key really is the lighting as if you get a nice edge to your subject you really can exaggerate this in the post processing of the image. Because this was a self portrait I enlisted the help of a tripod which also meant I could take multiple pictures of the background without me present in the chair.
The multiple background images were composited using photomatix and tone mapped accordingly, The resulting image was then composited with the picture of me in the chair and then through a process of masking, colorized hue adjustment layers, dodging and burning I managed to achieve the final look
strobist: 430EX @1/4 bounced off silver umbrella on axsis above camera as fill, two vivtar 285's (1/16 power) at a 45 degree angle behind Doug as Edge lights
Doug is an I.T and Anti Joke Genius
Strobist: 430EX @1/4 bounced off silver umbrella on axsis above camera as fill, two vivtar 285's (1/16 power) at a 45 degree angle behind Ed as Edge lights
Edmund works in TV and he has a sweet Ride