An informal place to post portraits, products, and practice with all things flash.
Techniques, modifiers, gear, etc.
Please join me with your thoughts, tips and creations.
An exercise with my new to me V-flat.
In this case as a small footprint, easy to up and down black backdrop - I...
A few from a portrait shoot today for friends. Mixture of Z6 and Z35/1.8, Z50/1.8 and adapted f-mount 85mm f/1.8.
Natural lighting, no reflectors or strobes.
Ran them through Lightroom and Portrait Pro 18. No face sculpting, only some image warmth and slight blemish removal and skin tone...
Baptismal Photoshoot with our adopted daughter.
It's been a crazy, exciting Summer and Fall. Her Birthday in Aug, adoption in Sept and baptism this Friday. All amidst Covid concerns and hybrid schooling
A6400. 50mm SEL all-natural light outside and 18-135mm SEL and flash inside.
It came up at a different website, for a different reason. But still, I have a tiny handful of photos that I know exactly where and when they were made and with which cameras and lenses. They are the exceptions as most blur into the nothingness of memory.
But those ones I do? Thank you, god...
I intend to make a series of portraits of my parents generation, aunts and uncles.
So I wanted a portable consistent backdrop.
I really like the Annie Leibovitz using a custom Oliphant backdrop style look.
The backdrops while absolutely stunning are pricey. Maybe one day.
So I use a Wescott...
Every now and again, I’ll just go off the deep end on a portrait and just let myself go crazy with the post processing.
this started out as an iPhone11 portrait mode shot and found its way through Snapseed, Hipstamatic Tintype.
just experimenting and having fun.
I've posted about getting wing umbrellas in the gear acquisition thread. But never shown why I like them or what they do as a light modifier. The wing umbrella has become one of my all time favorite modifiers. Its lightweight and extremely easy to set up, being that it is an umbrella. But it is...
So, this isn’t another typical which focal length is better for portrait work. That discussion has been beaten to death, resurrected, and beaten to death. In the Fuji lineup I’ve been able to shoot great portraits with nearly every lens they make
Recently, in an effort to simplify down my kit...
My oldest has been developing her "eye." Three shots that show how how she evolved this shot. All with my RX100M3 at RI Comic Con. And yes, for the record, the person holding the Death Star plans usually doesn't survive the end of the film. 😁
Did a very quick photo shoot with the little goul before heading out for the night.
A6000 and 20mm
She was having a blast and really getting into the role
(Not sure where the camera was focusing but I still love this one)
First round of shooting using the Monolith as it is now known. Thanks to my friend Andy for pointing out that similarity. I know there were some people on here who had no idea what this thing was, let alone how it would be used.
I love that I can be set up and shooting with this thing in 5-10...
Bob keeps himself in phenomenal condition. Despite being nearly 70. And even more so, despite an on/off battle with cancer. I got him in for a shoot recently. Which I had been wanting to do for a while.
Or as I call it, the bat wing. I saw this thing on Adorama and it looked interesting enough to try out. So I got the middle size, which is 60 inches. So far I really like the light from it. A pair of these would be perfect for all of the classic head shot light configurations. Excuse the messy...
I want to work with the local area cosplayers more this year. Which means I have to learn to do things in photoshop. Unfortunately. But good cosplay photos, at least some of them, require some post work to look their best. This is my first go at doing a light saber. I already had the photo from...
We had a big shoot set up for some local musicians. It was highly successful so there will be a second one at some point. And on a side note, having a shoot in a bar with said bar giving the photographer free drinks can get bad :lol: