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Lookin’ through a pane of glass

My father won first place in a local sailing regatta, and asked for photos of his trophy.  The trophy is a clear glass whiskey decanter, with an etched inscription.  A beginner strobist’s nightmare. My first attempt was lighting a sheet of dark purple silk, draped about a foot behind the trophy.  In this shot, a […]

A Poodle and an Umbrella

I bought a cheap shoot-through umbrella and light stand a few months ago, and the afternoon that it arrived I grabbed the first model I could find to test it out: Pogo, my fluffy, old, standard poodle.

Snooting each other

For Ciara & Christian’s engagement photos I experimented with a snoot on an off-camera Vivitar 285HV.  The 285 was triggered optically by a Minolta 5400xi, turned towards it and set to 1/32 power.  Exposure was ISO 800, 1/2s, f/8 to allow ambient light on the bridge and background and to keep the skyscrapers in focus. […]