29.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
29.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

Which umbrella shall I use today? Strobist question - I diden't dare to use a shoot through umbrella.

Making of here.

Light: SB26, 1/4power, 24mm in a 60cm softbox, chesthigh, 1,5m away at 7 o'clck, aiming on my face, backlight is a SB26 shooting full power (to go through the umbrella) from 2m high, 2,5m away at 2 o'clock, skyports


28.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
28.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
Martin, one of my foto©ooperation.ch partners - and our only Nikon guy. Of course he diden't forget to show the Nikon belt. He is our technical /scientific specialist. We were trying some lightsetups today, starting at a point and changig the look by solely changing the light. We found some learning potentials here - expect more to come about this in the future.

LIght: 60cm softbox waisthigh from camera axis as fill with a SB26 inside, 174 power, snooted SB26 from above, 1/2 power, handheld by college Peter as hard light scraping Martins face and hitting the Nikon from above, Skyports


27.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
27.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
Riddle: What is this?
Write a comment under the picture if you have a clue.
You will see the answer tomorrow.

I was to tired to do anything else.

Hint: AL

Answer here.


26.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
26.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

Appenzell - where they still vote by rising a hand. We spent two days in Appenzell and Alpstein Mountains. My familiy is walking away, also my parents in law, who grew up near by.
The tilt is on purpose - I just liked the perspektive it gave me.

Light: AL with polarizer.


25.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
25.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

This is a cavemeringue - small portion.
It is serverd in a spectacular restaurant in the Mountains, which is kind of glued to the rocks: www.aescher-ai.ch/
Light: AL (quick shot needed because of hungry Simon - therfore no time to setup flash ...)


24.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
24.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

Patrick - streetculture.

Stranger modelling for me - I wanted to make a trendy fashion like picture - and Patrick was a perfect model - thank you.
There is another picture of today here.

Light: AL as ambient, SB26 in a umbrella from front as fill, SB26 in Lumiquest Softbox III from 2 oclock, skyports


23.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
23.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

I lik headshots - maybe not those into my head but those, that I have in my head.
I saw this wigstore - window walking to my car. M. was so nice to act as a VAL (voice activated lightstand) - the Flash was on a quit stretched cable, flashing through the front shopwindow, as I found a place to get them in line.

Light: 430EX on a ETTL cable,manual mode, 9 oclock, higer than the models.


22.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
22.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

Lias - not dancing in the rain. Today the weather changed from summer to fall with a seldom Thunderstorm and we were of to swimminglessons. Lias wanted to help me with my photo of the day, but it was pooring when the time came to find somebody. So we quickly decided to change our plans and that he would be the model of the day. We both moved just out of under the roof. I had the white wall of the indoor swimming pool in my back, so I used it as a giant softbox bouncing my oncamera flash backwards over my shoulder - that is, what you see in his eyes.
Then we went swimming - indoor, and Lias was glad that it was his last lesson of this cycle. For safety reasons we want the kids to be able to swim. So they are kindly pressed to participate ;-)

Light: Ambient - 2ev, 580EX, 24mm, 1/8 power (manual mode), bouncing of the wall behind over my left shoulder.


21.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
21.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
The longest day of the year. And my wife passed out after drinking wine - just kidding - this is a crime szene shot - or I just liked the wood and the skirt.

Light: 580Ex 1/4 power, 24mm in a 60cm softbox from 3 oclock, 1m high


20.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
20.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
Saving builders lives: This lady has a red flag and something looking like a childrens horne. So blows the horn, when a tram nears as a warning for the builders. If one doesn't get out of the way quickly enough, she waves her red flag to stop the tram before flattening the poor worksman. You can see the builders in her glasses - she keeps an eye on them.
This kind woman was very pleased that I asked her for permission to take this shot. "I am as I am" she said. The men were chuckling friendliy in the background, so I just took two pictures. I chose her because of her helmet, but the sunglasses made the shot in my point of view.

LIght: AL with TS-E Lens, manual focus.


19.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
19.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

Today I was a soccer photografer - and although the weather was more or less like this, I burnt my head.
I made some 800+ pictures and yet have to work on post on them. I liked this one, the lonelyness of a goal keeper in dramatic weather - and drama there was.

Light: AL (too much for my bold head).


18.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
18.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

I started thinking about a setup after midnight - football? So I fetched all my old stuff from the bacement. Here is my all pro linebacker helmet - don't mess with me.

Light: 430EX with stoffen a taped into helmet, two DIY striplights with SB26 at 1/18 power from 2 and 10 o'clock and as a hard light a SB24 boomed from above, skyports.

Setup here.


17.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
17.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
My father is taking a nap in our spear bed..Seen with my eyes this is a tender and touching picture. I experienced this while I was working in a children’s home: They all looked cute when they were sleeping and I would instantly forget all the difficulties we had experienced during the day. Having own children now, I tend to sneak in their rooms to see them asleep before I go to bed - they seem to be little angels resting for the next day....Some months ago I started to invite my father for lunch with the boys every second Friday. I pick him up with the car, I cook, he lays the table, we all eat lunch, we two drink a coffee together and talk, and then he takes a nap and I do the dishes. And I have this tender feeling when I see him asleep - he probably used to have that feeling seeing me asleep as a child - maybe things turned around again - maybe you get back what you gave away as a parent when you are getting older - I don't know, but I think my father looks cute nested in the blankets. Therefore I didn’t tell him beforehand (I was afraid, he wouldn't sleep or look unnatural), sneaked in to take this picture, afraid he would awake, didn’t dare to fire the flash and sneaked out again after taking 3 pictures in a hurried silentness. He gave me the permission to ad it to my blog, I guess this is my fathers love and support. Thank you for being you...

Light: AL, liveview and silent shutter to be as quiet as possible.


16.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
16.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

Goodby Party for Simons teacher at our sons School. The class just performed a dance for us parents. I shot this picture with a EF-S Lens (tokina 11-16) on the 5D, this gave it this fisheye look at 11mm.

Light: 430EX on camera firing upward bouncing of the ceiling.


15.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
15.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
Clicking myself away until I started playing with the cherrys (homegrown). There once was a Stop Aids campaign with erotic looking fruit - and I understand why :-)

Light: Paperstudio:
SB26 left, 1/4 power 24mm, Nikon Cable (all manual for Canon), SB26 back, 1/16 power, 24mm, Falshtriggered,
Paper side as softbox left / top and reflector (right),
Making of here.


14.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
14.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

After a nice night chat with Mathias I wanted to take some nightshots with the sky obove the restaurant, we had been sitting in (Eoipso). But then I choked the 5D a tiny bit and the focus screen fell out. I just saw something through the viewfinder took the lens of and down fell the focusing screen. I mangaed to find it in the dark. Shooting was finished, as was the focusing screen - scratched. I am glad I stll had the original at home.

Light: AL


13.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
13.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
We were hiking down from the SAC House. It was raining and we looked for shelter under some fir trees to rest. It was very dark - too dark for a f4.0 lens. So I light the scene with my flash and am posting it here, because I like tha natural ambiente and the dusk in the background.

Light: 430EX on camera, 50mm, -2EV, ambient also dialed down 0.67 EV,


12.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
12.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
We went for a hike in the mountains with friends and are staying in this SAC house for the night. We had a adventures walk over snowfiled and are tired and glowing (see the face of Bettina). This is my lovely wife and our younger sun just before dinner arrived.
As I was packing the night before, I previewed this scene: I packed a Flash, a gorillapod and a Skyporttrigger to light the usual dark hut scenes. Feeling like a freak, I unpacked my stuff and attached my strobe on a pole of the Bookshelf right of the scene. It worked to my pleasure. I guess, I am a freak - carying an DSLR and Strobist gear over the Swiss mountains to make a shot like this.

Light: 430EX bouncing with 1/4 power, 24mm of the books of a bookshelf manhigh to the right of this scene, camera on manual mode.


11.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
11.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
Almost lost my head today - doing administrational work on my day of - at home....
This is something I wanted to try yesterday, but there was no time left. Try to reconstruct the lightening, if you want.

Light: 430EX, 1/4 power, 24mm in a reflecting silver umbrella, held in my other hand slightly infront of me, playing around with it.
Ambient at night cut down to dark with ISO 100, f16 and a black sweater.


10.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
10.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
This is an ilegal photo, so don't look.
Why? I tried a lens today that is just a preversion and doesen't have the approved quality yet. And as a gentleman agreement, he said, don't publish it on the internet. Am I a gentleman? Sometimes maybe. - ;-)
I just tried it out on the street, where a college from older times passed by. I aked him if I could shoot him, but diden't ask if I can publish him. So double ilegal here. I counlden't resist the temptation.

And forget about the EXIFs, they are wrong.

Light: AL


9.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
9.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

Patycja and Trudi are selling cherries from Freys Paradieshof in Binningen.
Thank you for modeling. Send me a mail, if you want your picture.

Light: AL -1,5EV, manual mode, 430Ex on a ETTL cable left hand, 1/2 CTS,


8.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
8.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

Jose - a portuguese crane operator. Thank you for modeling. Send me a Email, if you want your picture.

My son Lias liked the builders, when we were passing by looking for my model of the day. So I asked him and he was very kind. He even reattached his remote controle after washing his hands after the end of his work day and turned the crane back on for us, altough I just wanted to make a picture of him - this man is real and not acting. I like that.

Light: AL


7.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
7.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

Anna - she had two minutes for me, because she had to catch the next tram. So I went for it - "if I can do it in two minutes, would it then be ok?" I managed to catch half of her :-))
Thank you for modeling for me. Send me a mail if you want your picture.

Light: AL - She was waiting for the tram in the shade, where I wanted to take my stranger portrait. Light is just hitting her face from the side of the roof.


6.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
6.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
Carotts for my eyes? They are still not back to normal - see 30.5.11

So I read this aspargus approach over at strobist and thought, this will just be enough for tonight after my first day back to work. So no creativity here (just same - same) but learning some more details to the approach I used in 22.5.11.

Light: 2 SB26 and a SB24 lying on the ground from, 1/16 power (because the SB24 just has no weaker shot), 24mm, optical triggeres by my 580 EX full power loosing its strenght in the orbis around my lens, regulating the fill with the square law (leaving the 580Ex as it is but coming closer with it by zooming more to the wideangle side on the lens to brighten things up and leaving the other as they are).
Setup shot here.


5.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
5.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

You are out!
Red card to all the backteria in my eyes.

Light: 430EX 1/4 Power, 24mm in 60cm Softbox camera left, DIY sunbounce with SB26, 1/4 power, 24mm shooting through it right, Skyports

Setup shot here.


4.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
4.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

This is what I see when I am editing my photos - and out there is what I miss.

Light: AL + SB26, 1/64, strawgrid on my back from camera left, slightly obouve camera to avoid reflexions in the glas, Skyport


3.6.11 by jenswinkler.ch
3.6.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.

I am preparing myself for our Southafrifrica trip. And this is a preparation shot - NOT!
This is Europapark, something like Disneyland in Germany, an amusing park where you walk and wait alot. And can find some cliche, if you want. Therefor this shot - like a tourist picture (Head in the middle etc) - and because my creativity was dimmed by the consumetemple.


2.6.11, ursprünglich hochgeladen von jenswinkler.ch
Ascension Day... - I saw this dramatic sky this afternoon. We were strolling with friends and a had my 5D with me (as often lately) and wanted to take a picture of my friend, cut of by the field. So I pulled it out, setup and - No CF card! I felt like a bloody beginner - the card was waiting for me at home in my cardreader and I had packed up in a hurry. So before dinner I bought 15min before foode was ready, raced up to the place with my bicycle, which was further away as a thaught it was, and further up too, slamed on a polarizer filter and held a graduated filter infront of it and made very few pictures, before beeing 3minutes late for dinner. I felt good about my action, because I felt like a artist racing out and sweating for a image, I had in my head. Voilà.


1.6.11, ursprünglich hochgeladen von jenswinkler.ch

Simon needed a picture of him for the goodby gift to his teacher. He wanted to be infront of his books. Not a bad idea - thinking contextualy. I ask him to tell me something, to stop him from grimassing - it worked, but that made his mouth moving quicker than the 1/60th of the shutter...

Light: AL + 1/4 flash of 430EX power (manual mode) backwards on he wall / ceiling, held by his brother Lias and conected to the camera with a ETTL cable