Here’s another example of why my medium sized softbox is one of my favorite modifiers. I’ve mentioned before how much I like the creamy smooth light this particular box creates and this image of Kaleigh bears it out.. At my studio lighting workshop over the weekend I think we determined that it might be the fact the internal diffuser is much closer to the front than on most other modifiers I have. Whatever it is it works for me :)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Olympus OMD ME1 mkII⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sigma 60mm 2.8⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Interfit Honeybadger Strobe⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My lovely friend Leslie agreed to model for me years ago while I was experimenting with some lighting control ideas. This image ended up becoming one of my favorite shots of her. It also was inspiration for my Classic Hollywood style portraits I would start shooting a few years later.
I recently read a post over at Fstoppers (www.fstoppers.com) discussing listing photographic gear one uses in addition to their other info on their social media and other web presence(s). The author was looking for opinions on this practice. This got me thinking and eventually, writing…
The 3 R’s, Results Results Results
I don’t post my equipment list on my client facing website and social media spaces and I have no desire to. If I’m sharing my photographic work and trying entice potential clients to contact me, I want them to see the results, not the process.
There are cases where I do post this information for sharing the details with other photographers and friends. These are in the spirit of education and support, not trying to impress potential clients with brand names.
In most cases , I don’t believe my clients care what camera, lens, or other gear I use to create an image for them. They DO care that I know how to use that gear to produce the images they are looking for. The results, as they say, speak for themselves and clients who approach me saw my work and liked what they saw.
Just wanted to post a little behind the scenes action for an upcoming tire review. Let’s face it, photos of tires can be boring, but they don’t have to be. Here’s a few shots and a “behind the scenes” photo demonstrating how glamorous shooting tire photos can be.
I not only wanted to create a bit more drama than the typical “here’s the tread” and “here’s the sidewall” photos so time to rethink the “Tire” photo. One way to add drama to in image is to tighten up your shot on just certain features, like this shot at the right.
Another way is to use direct and sharply angled lighting can create deep shadows and accentuate textures. This can be observed in some of the shots below. The deep dark background and tightly focused lighting come from using a grid and just have the edge of the resulting light “kiss” the edge of the tire.