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 […]
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.
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. […]