I took a facebath in a salatbowl tonight. Why? Because of Gerti, who says she likes my waterpictures. So here is a new one for you.
Light: 580EX with ¼ CTS, 24mm, ½ power in a Apollo softbox without frontdiffuser from 5:00 and above head, 1m away, SB26 and SB24 from 10:00 and 2:00 ¼ power, 85mm 1,5m behind me,
Pirates of the night - robbing my time, sitting in a small hut Lias build yesterday at the Waldorfschoolbazar (see 27.11.11).
Picture made with a G11, which is realy usable in the macro modus.
No special idea today. I am not very pround about this picture, but tired.
LIght: 580EX with ¼ CTS in Lumiquest III on a cable, 24mm, 1/64 power, 5:00
SB26 1/64,, 50mm from behind the wall and above, handheld by me at 11:00
Benedict, Marc, Fatima and Emanuel are constructing this incredible castle out of cookies. As far as I understood they are studying architecture - not a bad idea, when you see their skills.
Thank you for letting me take your picture.
Detail shot of inside the castle here.
Light: 430EX with foamy black thing, ¼ CTS, +1EV, bouncing of the wall right of camera
Solomon Tesfamariam - Athlete from Eritrea was 10th in the Streetrun of Basel (10km). I like the paint like feeling of it.
It is a 28mm with 1/10sec and flash on second curtain, panning with the runners.
See the winners here and action there.
Light: AL + ETTL flash -1ev and manually chosen f 2.5, 1/10 sec ISO 400.
Light: 580EX with ¼ CTS in a 60cm Ezybox cheap copy with a grid, ¼ Power, 24mm, 430 Ex with ¼ power, , 105mm laying on the ground behind her, lighting the wall
There is this waiter working here, who startet to light this watercastle with lightchains. Every year he aded another one. And I cam by without a shot yet, so here I go without tripod and trigger.
I miswhitebalanced on purpose to give the castle a funky look.
Light: 430EX with 1 ¾ of CTS and black foamy thing (shielding the flash towards the camera), 24mm, 1/32 power, held in my left hand and manually triggered during long exposure.
I won't tell the world why, just that is has nothing to do with my wife. If I look inside, its me. This picture was taken after my emotions shifted from anger to a melancholic sadness.
Light: 580EX 24mm, ¼ power, 1 CTS (don't you see it?), lumiquest III 30cm from candle straight from 3:00, skyport
Natalie - a stranger we met during our streetshooting afternoon.
Thank you for modelling.
Light: SB26 in a lumiquest III from 50cm above her head 4:00, 1/8 power, SB26 in a Apollo softbox as fill fro 8:00, 1/16 power, SB26 85mm with ½ CTB, 1/32 power from 11:00 and 2m high
Ivana - the tigress. I met her at the friday - busstation and she was cold. I guess she decided to jump because she likes to move - she is a tennis coach. So here she goes. I really like the intensity of the look and must say, she seems to have alot of talent as a model - we did seven shots and were done. Wow.
Thank you for beeing my model today and hope your evening continued to get better.
Making of here.
Light: 580EX with ¼ CTS, ½ power, 24mm, in a whit shootthrough umbrella from 4:00, 1,2m high,
SB 26 ¼ power, 20mm behind her pointing at the wall,
SB26 ½ power with snoot as hairlight from 10:00, 2m high
Sometimes you don't need a flash. We always hang thes up in winter. They are called chinese lantern (Physalis alkekengi) and grow in our front garden. Even other people in the street ask for them. We cut the "cherry" out with nailscissors and fil in the xmas lamps. Here you go, chinese mini lanterna.
Simon came home with two new eyes he had baught: . Ok. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do, so here is the eye (it is a sweet eatable thing).
Light: 580EX threw a white umbrella, ¼ power, 24mm, from 2m high at 4:00.
SB26 in a lumiquest III, 24mm, 1/8 power,
3:00 at 3:00
Modern spiked mace.
What bothers me more is the snow in the picture, coming from the post work.
Light: 580EX with red gel in a apollo softbox, full power, 24mm, behind me with a 60cm softbox and a SB26 at ¼ power with red gel an 24mm, SB 26 with black straw grid from 2:00 (hidden in the door right) with yellow gel and 1/32
Real life photography. Simon is sick after our exiting weekend with friends. He fell asleep on our couch. What you see is homeopathic medicine and our sick manikin, who comes out of the orange sickbox and helps cure sick children. Get well soon, Simon.
I remember well beeing sick as a child and it was a mixture of being looked after a bit more than usual and some special stuff (like extra comics or so) which were the pleasant side of it.
I have the permission to shoot him sleeping, so don't worry.
Light: 580EX with ¼ CTS, ¼ power, 24mm in a 60m gridded softbox, 80cm from his head, slightly higher than his head pointing down a bit and turned away from the couch, to make a contrasty picture,
Being quite tired (see yesterday) after talking, laughing and playing a lot at our friends house we walked over the fun fair today. My shoes were not warm enough, so a fire and wool socks (I almost never wear wool socks, just for art) can be a mans relief.
This shot was harder than a thaught it would be. It is a mixture of slow shutter and flash, me having my tripod on my stomach etc.
Light: 580EX 1/16 power, 24mm in a 60cm grided softbox from 4:30,
SB26 with 1,5 CTS 1/64 power, 24mm from under my feet (slightly grilled)
skyport and optical trigger
Say no to drugs…
We are spending the night with our friends playing boardgames and stuff. Then I asked Luccio and Janka to pose for me (don't worry, they don't smoke shisha … - but the thing was standing around for the beauty of it…) - so here they are to warn our and their children :-))
Light: 580EX 1/16 in a lumiquest III from under the camera, gobo betweeen table and Flash, Sb26 ¼ Power with snoot from 2m high straight above,
Michèle (a stranger) modeled for me at my usual friday busstop after she had sold a lot of bread as a substitute vendor today - she was on her way home.
Thank you for modeling. Send me a Email, if you want your picture.
I was looking for a different look today and shot with an orbis ringlight as key.
Post with a little bleach bypass and then glamour glow (nicks complete color correction).
Light: 580EX with ¼ CTS in a orbis, ETTL cable, and SB26, 1/64 power, 85mm from 2m high behind her @ 1:00, optical triggered
A nice possibility to make some pictures and this is our last Räbelichtliumzug - our kids are growing fast.
LIght: AL, 8sec, f8, Iso 400
I had a little bit of to much words the last few days - I gave a solution oriented conversation technic seminar with a college during the last thee days and am quite outpowered now. So thats how I feel write now, words are mixed up in my picture reflecting my brains condition. No photoshop was used, it is kind of out of cam (some aperture work).
I used my 17-40 lens with a retro-adapter and shot through this prism, the words are in the random paper from under the prism (a paper flying around on my desk).
Light: AL of desk lamp
Joel (21), a stranger I met, is testing his boxing strength with this fair machine. And he is interested to model some more. So please write me an Email, and I will send you more information and / or your picture.
Thank you Joel.
Light: 580EX in a lumiquest III from 8:00, 1/8 power, 24mm, 1.8m high,
SB26 1/8powerm, 50mm, 70cm high, pointing upwards from 3:00 as rimlight,
SB800 1/64 power, 70mm up high as Backlight, 12:00
Skyport and optical triggers
One light setup! You can try, this will be a tough one to reconstruct. It's me, myself and eye with my small selfmade beautydish you might have met here.
Light: 580EX from above, ¼ power, 105mm, ¼ cts, scraping my head from behind 1:00, hitting a reflector bahind camera left high, reflecting into the minibeautydish, which is handheld with no light inside. The CD-ROM is like a mirror, reflecting the reflector on my dark side cheek.
Shot with even a edditional reflector here.
Lias had a group athletic contest. Here he is in a biathlon race, where you run a circle, try to hit something with a ball, run a circle etc.
Lightening in a gym, see the flashpositions here.
Light: 430EX mounted on the railing of the Gallerie top left, 8:00, ¼ power, 24mm
We went to the funfair today and the kids made me ride (specially Simon) the craziest rollercoasters and rides there were - and I was proud that I dared to go and Simon was glad I went with him… he wouldn't have gone allone. So we were 55m high in a ride called rocket hanging upside down, turning in circles, rotating horizontaly etc. - everything ok afterwords, I was just glad Simon didn't fly out his chair, because he just had managed to be the as tall as the requiered hight and I was quit wabbling around in my chair 55m above surface. I couldn't have helped him … fathers nightmare I guess.
I hope Lias won't have nightmares beacause he wanted to go on the ghost train. At the entrance I saw this ghost train employe eating a snac.
I had decided to give an effort to make a Iphone picture of the day, because a DSLR on a fair with children is no fun to hold on to (see text further up) - so I had to decide between this Hipstamatic (iphone app) picture, the ride in the blue hour or this artpiece. The picknick guy won.
This is Kwadwo, blackstar, Kenia Ghana styler.
I saw him in the groceries stores while I was looking for some bread. I waited for him to come out and asked him, if he would model - shure. His college Michael was a perfect light asistant, held my flashlight to be able to focus on his eye, his face was completly in the dark, Thank you Kwadwo (and Michael) - and send me a mail, if you want the picture for facebook or anything.
Making of here.
Light: 580EX ¼ power, 24mm in a lumiquest III from 2m high, 4:30, and a 430EX 1/8 power, 105mm with snoot from 11:00 as rimlight,
Meet Blackyy, Marlin and two other gangmembers of "the block". They are 4 of 402 gangmembers. They want to learn how to fight and members from any culture are welcome. They showed me some secret signs (Blackyy is doing one here, I think it is their sign showing two pistols). They were fun to talk to. Different ages mix up in their group, these four for instance are between 13 and 19 years old.
I chose a rough b/w old style picture edit, because this gang theme evoked some old photo pictures in my head.
There is a funfair going on in town - you might see more of it in the next few days.
Second edit in color
LIght: 430EX with ¼ CTS, ½ power, 105mm bouncing of a wall 9:00
Christin from Zhilmanns farm shop in Biel-Benken, Switzerland. We often shop there, they have vegetables, fruits, homemade bread and cakes, eggs, schnapps, jam and jelly. The shop is frequently visited and you often see the people working inside. At the very moment Christine is cleaning lamb's lettuce.
Light: 580EX with 1/4CTS, 1/8 power, 24mm, bouncing of the wall 9:00 next to Christin, hidden behind the apples, skyport.
Jörg is flyfishing (?!?) at the River Wiese. I shoulden't come to close, because I shouldn't get the hook in my eye - the nose wouldn't be as bad, said Jörg.
He soon moved on, because the big fish aren't byting if the wind called Bise is blowing like today.
Thank you for letting me take a photo - if you want it, send me an Email.
Light: Ambient - 1,5 stops on manual mode, 430EX with ¼ CTS +1ev on a cable from 5:00 handheld.
I think halloween is a dentists invention. It is incredible how much sweets the boys collected, although halloween isen't really a tradition here in Switzerland. Who will eat all this rubish?
Light: SB24 in a 60cm Apollo softbox, ½ power, 3:00, 580Ex in a minibeautydish from 4:00, ¼-⅓ power, Sb26 behind binge eating subject, ½ power, snoot ,