Rocco - says "stay creamy" (Swissgerman: Blib cremig).
This is a stranger Portrait I took in my usual Friday picture taking spot. I haven't seen the grafitty until today while looking for a matching background. As you see on his T-Shirt, Rocco is on his way home from work. Thank you for modelling, you made it easy to work with you.
Light: SB26 in a 50x70cm softbox turned narrow side upwards, ¼ power, 24mm, 3:00, feathered 30 degrees away from subject and headhigh,
SB26 with a snoot, ½ power, 85mm, 2m high, aiming down on subjects right cheek, 2 or 3m away, 10:00,
Rocco - says "stay creamy" (Swissgerman: Blib cremig).
I can look around the corner…..
Because I didn't ask anybody tonight (I looked around for somebody near the trainstation), I had the always-there-model posing for me - myself. Nobody else inspired me visualy or looked like he or she would have time left.
LIght: SB26, 1/16 power, 24mm, in a 50x70cm softbox, handheld a armlenght grom my face, coming from 2:00 if seen from above, Skyport
Hungry at night. I stuffed my camera in the fridge and had the flash sitting an appartement above it. Then I tried some art post and think it turned out unusual but interesting - not an every day thing but a cut in business as usual. Tell me your opinion in the comments please.
Light: SB26 in a Lumiquest III, ¼ power, triggered with an SC17 (Nikon cable…), sitting at 6:00 about eye level in the fridge.
Teddy gets a rest - it is a tough job to be a child playmate - this one even lost a eye on duty. So at night, he sneaks out and catches some hours of freedom on the nearby playground.
Light: 580EX in a gridded 60 softbox, ¼ power, 2m hight, 2:00, skyport
Thomas -the cook with a good look.
Thomas runs and cooks in the youthhostel Rotberg, which is a very special place located in an old castle.
Thank you Thoms for modelling.
Light: 430EX on a ETTL Cable, 105mm, ¼ CTS, from 8:00 and 2m high - there was a SB26 standing behind him but diden't fire (old batteries or no view or both), AL dropped two stops on camera (manual mode).
Light: 430Ex on ettl cable headhigh from 8:00, sb26 1/16 power from chairhigh behind Bettina 11:00
Rhein in Schaffhausen. It was a good thing I decided to carry my camera with me to the workshop I was giving today in Schaffhausen. On my way to the location I was fascinated of the morning fog rising bathed in the yellow light of dawn and the reflections on the water. No choice of lens, the 50mm had a solotrip today - so footzooming.
Short story - make your own one.
This famous model was the only one available again tonight.
Again I am going through a crisis, shall I take a picture of another stranger today? What for? An object - why should I etc. etc.
I wonder, how many valeys are yet to come till the year goes round. I even get uesed to them, they seem to belong to the process.
Light: 580EX left of cam full power in Orbis ringlight hiphigh pointing upwards to my face, skyport, 2 SB26 at ¼ power, 85mm opticaly triggered at 11:00 and 1:00
Sometimes I can feel a little crazyness inside me or shall I say a develish tickle?
Like today - I have a lot of work to do and had all the things ready and what do I do? Nothing. I decided to do nothing at all tonight - and know, that this decision will get me in more trouble tomorrow and don't really care - here it is, the develish tickle and maybe you can see it.
Light: 430Ex on a ETTL cable with ½ CTS laying on the table bellow my face shooting upwards, head tilted slightly down, TS-E45mm tilted upwards, handheld and contolled with teathered shooting.
Fixed to the ground with one of my new DIY 5kg grit bags. They are doing a perfect job.
Making of here.
Light: SB26, ¼ power, 8:00, standing on the floor slightly tiped forwards, SB26 as fill from 1m above, 4:00, 1/8 power, 85mm, blackstrawgrid, skyports
Excavation of a stegasaurus. This model is lying around at home :-) it's a small kit for children, making them understand archeological work. They have to scrape away the plaster to find plastic bones.
I still feel kind of ill (stomach) today and might look like this college soon…
Therifor a quickshot will do the job tonight.
Light: 430EX from 9:00 on a ETTL cable, same hight as object.
Today I thaught there would be no strobist picture - I opened my skyport case and there was no trigger and two receivers misssing - slepping at home in my other bag. So I had to change plans. For some reason I quit unusually had packed to Canon flashes (usually one flash is a Nikon SB26 or so) - so I thaught of having a master and slave (SM Flash :-). I just had to fiddle with the softbox holder to let the 430 see the master and check my position before shooting, so the master hits the slave. The background is a building site walkway.
Making of here.
Light: 430EX ETTL mastered by a 580EX on camera (not firing), 60cm Softbox with grid (to prevent spill on the background) from 8:00 and ½ CTS, ambient dropped 2-3 stops manual exposuring the camera.
By the way, I filled up the missing South Africa safari pictures from 20.July -27.July 2011, where I had no Internet and computer.
You can easyily jump to them here or by using the date chooser an the right hand side of this blog.
Patrick - proud captain. His mom asked me, if I could make a picture of him, because he is waring the captain bandage today. Shure - if I can publish it :-)) I just had my stuff with me and after reading this (http://strobist.blogspot.com/2011/09/on-assignment-stephanie-barnes.html) I set up my lights (without the third flash - because the third was sitting at home and ambient would do as fill by dropping it 2 stops).
Nice setupsnapshot here.
Light: 580EX in a 60cm Softbox from 4:00 at ½ power, 24mm, ¼ CTO and a SB26 from 1:00 1.8m high, ½ power, 35mm,
skyports and ambient as fill.
Bettina is inhaling to heal her cold.
I even tried a flash under the towel, but the light didn't come out even enough (see here).
So this is it for today, I am still very tired, even fell asleep singing to my son.
Light: SB26 24mm, ½ power in my DIY minibeautydish from 9 :00 50cm higher than her head, skyport
This is what I should be doing right now. And what am I doing instead - looking for a beautiful model - and finding myself… the most beautiful model awake at home at least.
Light: SB26 24mm, ½ power, in a Apollo 70cm softbox without the light diffuser panel, so in beautydish mode.
Rolling on a tandem.
I attached the G11 to a manfrotto magicarm and that to a superclamp, which was fixed to the handlebar. The G11 was riding upsidedown. I set it to manual focus and everything else and had the selftimer take 10 pictures.
It was quit dangerous looking (dangerous for the camera) and no fast handlebar movements allowed, but it came out quite ok.
Milena - on her way home after babysitting - a Friday Bus stop picture of a stranger.
Thank you Milena for stepping in as a Model. You will get your pictures if you write a Email (if you wish).
Making of here.
Light: 580EX firing in a Jens Sunbounce at ½ power, 24mm, ¼ CTS, from 8:00,
strong hairlight is a SB26 at ¼ power, 85mm from 2:00 and 1.9m high,
Tom is falling.
An evening full of meetings, so I just looked around the house and found this game, where you have to stack these plastic parts high and put Tom on top.
Then a pulled a silk, which was fixed to one of the top parts.
Light: SB26, 24mm, 1/16 power, in a lumiquest III, Skyport
Be carefull driving home - there might be a crazy strobist on the street.
I made a quick shot of my parents after having them over to babysit (my boys aren't babys anymore) due to a parents' evening. On their way out I asked them for a quick shot to nuture my blog. "Act like you are hitting a car - I will count to three" after setting the focus with a flashlight (yes, I am Canonian…), setup the light and guessed its strength, 1,2,3 flash, three times, then they wanted to leave. Thank you.
Light: 580EX naked, 1/16 power, 35mm, from 5:00 hiphigh, skyport
Edi - a grayed alpinist, as he says. I ask him to be my model just in front of my office and after a quick chat he agreed. He turned out to by 90+ years old (my eldest model so far) and on his way to his daughter, who is a pedicurist. He told me, that he has been a member of the Swiss Alpen Clup (SAC) since more the 60 years and liked to meet all kind of people from different backgrounds there.
Seniority hit him suddenly, something broke and now he is not able to walk around two housecorners, after beeing used to run up the highest mountains for decades. Thank you for sharing your time and giving me a small peak into your life, Edi.
And while talking I managed to take 6 pictures, this one beeing showing interest, friedly- and awareness, what I like.
Light: Full sun, cut down with aperture, shutter and ISO, standing in the shade, 430EX with ¼ CTS, 24mm, ETTL trough a white umbrella just left of cam (handheld because of the wind)
Post: Removed Tramwires out of the sky, would like to remove tree behind his head but didn't manage nicely, so I left that.
These new buildings attract my fotografic senses: They make interesting lines an there is something empty and cold about them.
I tried some long term exposure with manual firing flash on the buildings, but liked this best.
This is not a HDR but OOC (out of cam) + Aperture work.
Fall is arriving. We had a day full of rain.
I tried some hispeed syn today - but not fast enough to freeze the rain here. Stil l like the effect of exploding raindrops.
Light: 580EX on camera as master, +3ev (which mighth have made it slower) on camera, 430EX as slave, standing at 2:00 pointing at 8:00, wrapped in a plastik bag
Light: SB246 at 24mm, ½ power, in a Apollo 70cm softbox from 2:00 , 1.6m above ground, pointing down, skyport.
Michel and Luca - they saved my day at 5 to twelve. Thank you. I was standing at my friday spot, put up my new Apollo 28 softbox with two flashs inside, a little worried, because of the wind and full sun. And then: Nobody there - nobody who inspired me. Then I got nervous. started to do some selfportraiture, to have something, 5min to go to pick up my son from training. Michel and Luca sat down at the bus station - Would you? Yes, but we want to catch the bus. - No problem, I just have five minutes left myself.
Then they stood where I wanted them to stand and I said look in the softbox direction. They: The bus is comming.
I made one shot, one single shot - so no time wasted in selection process today. Here it is. I think, thy would make a good band or so. Write a mail to get your picture and thank you for your names, thrown at me while running for the bus.
Light: 580EX and SB26 full power, 24mm in Apollo 70cm (28') Softbox, 8:00 pointing down from 1.9m, skyport