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

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,
both skyported


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

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


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

Finally the new playground opened in our village. I got to play with a ND filter and the kids were playing a bit. No super duper light setup, just a normal picture.

LIght: AL with scaleable ND filter


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

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.


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

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


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

After a day with alot of sun, treehouse building and discussions with the kids we get a rest infront of the tv.

Light: 430EX/ SB26, both ¼ power, full zoom with snoot from above, on on each head, skyports


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

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).


23.9.11 by jenswinkler.ch
23.9.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
We are spending the night with friends in a Youth hostel located in the castle Rotberg. Grownups playing dog and drinking wine, wile kids are sleeping. Iphone picture of display, otiginal will be uploaded as soon as tomorrow with access to a computer.

Light: 430Ex on ettl cable headhigh from 8:00, sb26 1/16 power from chairhigh behind Bettina 11:00


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

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.

Light: AL


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

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.

Setup here.
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


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

Zurich out of a driving tramway, slow shutter, impressionistic style for today to do something completly different (leaving the safe box). A combination of experimental lust and lack of time.

Light: AL with a Canon G11, ND filter, manual settings


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

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.


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

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


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

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.


16.9.11 by jenswinkler.ch
16.9.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
Matthias - on his way home (with a torn fibular-tendon). It get to be known here in Therwil (where a I almost every friday because Lias has 1h of athletics, and I get 1h of strangerportrait hunting) because I explained to Matthias what I do here and he said - Yes, I have seen you before.
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.


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

Grappa saved my stomach tonight - it cured a funny sick feeling.
This picture was made out of two similiar shots. The objects where standing on an other glas.

Light: 430EX ¼ power, snoot, straigt from above (20cm), on a cable, handheld by Bettina.


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

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.


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

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


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

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.


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

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.

Light: AL


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

My wife Bettina and I are enjoying a tandem tour and a WE just for us two. We are staying in a beer brewery for the night, which is a good idea, hicks.
Light: AL with iphone.


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

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,


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

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


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

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


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

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.


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

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.

Light: AL


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

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


3.9.11 by jenswinkler.ch
3.9.11, a photo by jenswinkler.ch on Flickr.
Zopf. This is a Swiss Sunday morning bread, that my sweet wife bakes every second Saturday evening. She bakes two and we freeze one for the inbetween Sundays. It takes 15min to do the dough, 1h to let it rise, another 10min to get it in form (I always get mixed up if I plate it and the dough is tougher, when I do it) and full of eg. Then another 25min in the oven. Bettina bakes a perfect Zopf an I can't compete with her and we all love her for doing so, specially me, but I have an excuse - she is the wife I married :-))) Thank you for treeting us so well.

Light: SB246 at 24mm, ½ power, in a Apollo 70cm softbox from 2:00 , 1.6m above ground, pointing down, skyport.


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

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


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

Zeynep and Kübra - spontanious fotoshooting after they just made a passport mugshot in the photobooth.
They are strangers to me - thank you for posing late night.

Light: 430EX in a 50x70 Softbox, 1/8 power, 24mm, Skyport