Scanning an onion without a scanner.
I pealed and sliced a red onion, layed it on a plexiglas, attached a flash with snoot over it, so that the snoot hit the glas and was lying on my back photographing upwards. Then it just took a little post to clean up the whites - this shot made me cry.
Making of here.
Light: SB24 with snoot, 20cm above onion, 24mm, 1/8 power, skyport
Scanning an onion without a scanner.
Elias, the boy of Martin and Alexandra, gives the camera a anxious look. I made some pictures before this one and he got a little scared of the flash (which was shielded of him with a black foamy thing). Every time he saw me behind my camera he would turn around and run away. So I just walked by, holding the camera down, aiming towards him, and asoon I thought the focus had locked in I shot this picture.
It reminds me of a classic painting and I love his right hand clamping his mothers clothes in the unsharp background.
Light: 430EX on camea with a black foamy thing and a ¼ CTS, turned up an 30° away left bouncing of wall an ceiling, ETTL mode, camera exposure on manual
Nico and Ivana on their way going out. I met the siblings at my friday bus station shootig place (see 26.10.11). Thank you for modelling, I hope you like it.
Making of here.
Light: 580EX as main light wiht lumiquest III, ¼ power, ¼ CTS, 4:00 higher than heads,
SB26 in a 60cm softbox from 8:00 as fill, 1/16, 24mm
SB26 1/8 power, 85mm 5m back and 1.8m high slightly pointing down to light the wall.
300 - I managed to pubish 300 pictures in 300 consecutive days. Congratulations to me and to all the others who managed to get this far. Allthough the end seems to be tough again, who would stop that far in? Nobody!
I flashed 83 times manually in this shot, forgetting the strobe mode and flashing my own head 4 times (thats why I moved).
No post (repositioning or so), just a little cropping the edges. The lens was on f22 with a ND filter turned ½ ways closed.
I should redue this shot with stobe mode and a smiling face but am to tired for that and was so lucky to have my face in the 0 in the first shot that I didn't anticipate, that I would manage to place my face in another zero again - so I left it like it is, the first shot with lit face was also the last shot for tonight - I think I have to try to do pictures during the day again...
Light: 580EX on manual mode, 1/128, 50mm, 79 flashes, 4 x ¼ flash in my face
This is the place I shoot strangers often on Fridays. It gives me some oportunitys with the dark walls, aley with lights etc. and the red floor is someting different for once.
I had a long and good chat with my friend Mathias, so it was close to two o'clock and I was on my way home. I thaught, this shot can ad information to a Friday Therwil - series.
Drinking whisky (Talisker) is probably a natural consequence while reading the stock exchange news nowadays.
Making of here.
Light: SB26 full power in a mini beauty dish (DIY) from above 1:00,
SB24 with grid firing from 2m behind me at 2:00 headhigh at 1/16
lighting my face with the help of the newspaperreflecion, 580EX 1/128 power from above the glas with a snoot, lighting my hand and glas,
It was lying there, big and fat, heavy, in a niche above the sink. I was in a hurry to drive back from Zurich, so I locked the door and took some shots. First I put it in the sink, didn't like it, then I layed it on the toilet paper for a in relation shot and - yes - put i back :-)) I would have liked to put it in the toilet, but didn't dare to risk the damage of a masterpiece.
Lioght: 430EX bounced of the wall at 9:00, handheld and on a ETTL wire, -2ev. Sunlight coming in at 12:00 through a window.
Opening of the playground next to the school. We parents had faught for the realisation for years and now we organized a big outdoor picnic party. I used the tilt shift lens here, to secure the privacy of all (and because this lens challenges me and rewards me with very nice sharpness and conrast).
Today I will just post a hipstamatic iphone picture. I knew, our gasstation would look creepy and interersting (bacause of the light), so I was ready to snap it with my iphone when we were driving home (Bettina was driving).
Hit the L button to see the white frame.
Changing perspecitves - imagine a mouse (frog) view.
Meet one of the last family members not pictured yet - I had thaught of a picture like "cat always land on their feet" - but dismissed that for today. Roxy gave me this look and then she backed of after I had flashed into her face.
Light: 580EX 1/32, grid, on a cable left of camera and handheld, manual mode
Some of you might not know, that I used to play football -linebacker. Sometimes i miss the tackling feeling, the blocks and headbangs. So my poor car was my dummy tonight.
Story is, a drove in a standing car at a crossing today - absolutely my fault - I had anticipated a other traffic flow and should bang my blank head against a brick wall or something.
Light: SB26 in a 50cm Softbox from 8:00 above me, ½ power, 580EC in a orbis with 1/8 power from left 4:00 headhigh, Skyports.
Bettina's Birthday. She was the Queen for a day. She had some friends over for dinner and wine and it was very nice - as it is to be married to her aswell.
Light: 580EX ¼ power, 24mm, ¼ cts in a apollo Softbox 8:00 and up, SB26, 1/32 power with grid 12:00 poinitng to camera 2m behind her head.
Some tablets have a grinding effect. I don't know why I took this shoot, but I just felt like taking a white in white picture.
Light. 580EX, 24mm, black straw grid from almost straight above, 1/16 power, 2B26 lying on the table at 8:00 with black straw grid, 1/64 power
Again I have red eyes. It is easier to look into flashes with sunglasses. I sometimes imagine to ride a Harley ;-)
Light: Sb24 in a 60cm Softbox with the naked inner diffuser, 24mm, ¼ power from 12:00 above camera, poiniting down, two stirplights with Sb26 and 580EX from 10:00 and 2:00, ½ power, skyports
Three guardian angels sitting in my office - they have to help me tonight and be my models - and help me get all the things done I have to get done today and tomorrow.
Thank you girls.
Light: 430EX with ¼ CTS, 24mm, on a ETTL Cable, 50cm above subjects
Patricio - the barkeeper in a Restaurant called EL GAUCHO (recommendation), Lörrach, Germany. He is Portugese speeking, which fits, because this is an Agentine Steakhouse. Patricio didn't have alot of time, the place was full making him busy. But I wanted him with the nice wineboards in the background.
I took 3 pictures.
My son Simon and I went to the cinema (Simons second visit to a cinema), Smurfs in 3D, and then treated ourselfs with a good steak and icecream. I think a steakhouse is the perfect father and son place to go, forget McDonalds.
Thank you for modelling, Patricio.
Light: AL + 580EX with a better bounce card preventing spill forward, flash turned 70° to the left, bouncing of a small white wall, ETTL -1 ev.
Fred dosn't want to take his pills tonight!
All the light you see is from an iphone 4.
During the 6sec I lit him handheld mainly from above, slightly goining around his viewable side and ending pointing back to the camera, to mimic a table light. It took about 12 shots to get three one to choose of.
So you don't allways need strobes if you can turn off the ambient light.
Light: Of camera iphone 4 light (App myLite)
After another beautiful day at the lake of Locarno we returned in a 6 hour journey with boat, cablecar, train, tramway and bus home.
This is, what reminds us of the mountains.
Light: 430EX, ¼ power, 24mm, snoot, from 8:00, 1,3m above peak, 580Ex 1/64 power, 24mm from 4:00, sealevel, skyports.
Light:580EX ¼ power, 24mm in a lumiquest III from above 9:00,
430EX 1/64 power, 24mm with ¼ CTS on his bed at 3:00 to light up the shadow side of his face,
We were walking in the national park and heard deer belling real close, so close, that we got excited a bit.
This shot was made through my sunglasses looking at a shot of today on my laptop.
Light: AL (laptop screen)
Stefan - during his very last day of Siwss military service.
We (family) met him on the ruine called Guarda Val above Madulain. He is suposed to help to cook for the 160+/- other soldiers arriving tonight. It is a special group called "train" soldiers, who still move around with working horses. I think this is a nostaligic left over of former days.
In normal life (we have a militia system) he plans for diggers with a GPS System, which gives the driver a full 3D picture of the whole he has to dig on a monitor.
Thank you for modelling.
Lens: Sigma 28mm, 1.8 Lens (Exifs are wrong)
Light: 580EX with ¼ CTO from 9:00, slightly higher than his head, 50cm away, 1/32power, 35mm
Antonia Etter is in charge for the small calfs and gives them warm mothercow milk from the bottle.
We got some nice cheese (from the alp lavirun), some milk in our oldstyle milk can and 10 eggs (two days old - todays eggs are harder to peel). She is a busy women and I had like 10sec to make the shot of her (if I can continue working, she said).
Thank your for letting me do so.
Light: All with Sigmas 28mm, 1.8
Calf: AL at f 1.8
Cheese (f 4.0) and Antonia (f 1.8): 430EX on camera turned left to bounce of the left wall with a black foamie thing preventing spill forward.
If you are small and spend your days in the gras, don't fall asleep - there could be some danger coming.
I did (hopefully) this years last lawnmoving. And instead of doing all, i decided to do my dayly picture with the last bit. Looking back it would have been better to cut the gras just infront of the camera, to have free view on the rotating knife (yes, it was rotationg full speed here - that's how fast 1/16 of flash can be).
Making of here.
Light: SB26 left of camera. 7:00, 24mm, 1/16 power,
SB26, reight of camera , 5:00, 85mm (to prevent to much light on the wheels), 1/16 power,
both lying on the ground and goboed haveway on the outer side, to reduce light on the wheels (to close),
430EX on a lightstand 6:00, ½ power, ¼ CTO, in a lumiquest III, 160cm high, pointing down a bit to light me, the background and the lawnmover,