Monthly Archives: March 2009

High Speed Flash test…

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High speed flash test, dripping water into a bowl, for the book. It’s all hit or miss with stuff like this but I seem to like this one. I’m seeing some metaphorical symbolism in the water shapes, how about you? Exposure is ISO 800, 1/5000 sec. @f/8 with an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens with a Canon EX580 Speedlite set to ETTL.

Lensbaby…yeah baby!

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I must admit the Lensbaby look just didn’t fit my style, or so I thought. Until I shot with the new Composer. OMG, have you ever had you head slapped up against a wall, in a good way? Everything they say about these unique marvels is true and the possibilities are really endless. It really is a whole new way of seeing.  My thanks go out to Craig Strong and Keri Friedman of Lensbaby for their unquestioning support, advice and friendship. I’m new to the fold but I’m a quick learner.

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Interior Design Photography…

Shot a beautiful addition to a Lake Oswego home last week for the designer and the contractor for portfolios and contest submissions. We scheduled it for the perfect time to match up the exterior sky with the interior lighting and I think we hit it pretty good. The only problem shooting RAW @ f/22 on a 16-35mm f/2.8 L is that even with a clean-to-the-eye sensor, there will still be microscopic specs there that have to be retouched out of the corners where they collect. Not evident at all in the larger apertures, but oh-so-there in the smallest!

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Photo Class wrap-up…

As we wrapped up another eight week photo class, we spent the last 45 minutes of the last class out in the hallway doing some remote flash stuff. I gave them all jobs, digital tech, Speedlite operator, gel manager, reflector holder, etc and just kind of directed them to think about light and what it was doing as we moved stuff around and tried different gear. I think they had a lot of fun and that I should really work more of these into class instead of waiting until the last night. Here’s a few samples.

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After eight weeks with the same class they either gel or they don’t and this one really did. There were some fine shooters in the group and I hope they keep in touch!