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365 Project : Day 301

Gear: Canon 7D + 24-70 f2.8 L Settings: f2.8 | 1/400 | ISO 100 Lighting: Ambient Post process: Dodge and burn Curves adjustments Some blending modes applied Cheers! /Mike

365 Project Day : 304

Gear: Canon 7D + 24-70 f2.8L Settings: f2.8 | 1/320 | ISO 100 Lighting: Ambient + Reflector Post processing: Blending modes (experiment for skin treatment) Curves adjustments Dodging and burning Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 300

Gear: Canon 7D + 24-70 f2.8 L Settings: f2.8 | 1/640 | ISO 100 Lighting: Ambient Light Post process: Dodging and burning Curves adjustment Channel mixer adjustments Cheers!   /Mike

365 Project : Day 299

The fun-shoot entitled “Colors & Textures”; This is a fun activity with co-photographers just doing what we love to do… taking pictures 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + 24-70 f2.8 L Settings: f4.0 | 1/160 | ISO 100 Post processing: Curves adjustments Dodging and burning Vibrance layer adjustments LAB color adjustments Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 297

Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f2.8 | 1/125 | ISO 250 Strobist: 580exii + 60? umbrella on camera top left @ 1/64 power Silver reflector as fill light Trigger: Canon 7D built in transmitter Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 296

Gear: Canon 7D + 24-70 f2.8L Settings: f9.0 | 1/200 | ISO 160 Lighting: Elinchrom D-Lite 400watts on camera right @ 3.0 power Elinchrom D-Lite 400watts on camera [email protected] 3.0 power 580 EXII + 60″ Westcott umbrella on top-front @ 1/32 power Trigger: EL Skyport ECO + Yongnuo RF-603 (stacked) You can download the lighting diagram here: http://bit.ly/mcruz102 /Mike

365 Project : Day 293

This outfit is made by Rocky Gathercole Avant Garde Dubai based fashion designer. Gear: Canon 7D + EF 24-70 f2.8 L Settings: f4 | 1/160 | ISO 400 Strobist info: Profoto D1 500 + 3×4″ RF Softbox @ 50 power value on camera left  (behind model) Silver reflector on camera right  (infront of the model) Trigger: Profoto Air Sync Post process: Dodging and burning Color Balance DRI on the background Curves adjustments Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 292

I really had no plans on using my Fuji X100 for this shoot; I just wanted to try if it will work in a photo shoot like this with off camera lighting.  I used a Yongnuo RF-603C together with 2 x 580exII speedlites 🙂   Surprisingly, the x100 handled it quite well, in fact the skin tone is slightly better than my Canon 7D + 24-70mm f2.8 L 🙂  I just wish the write speed (with raw enabled) is faster on […]

365 Project : Day 291

A Narrative Photography Project Strobist info: 580 EXII + 24″ Sofbox @ 1/2 power (Main Light), camera right 580 EXII + stofen @ 1/16 power (Fill Light for the Desk), camera right 480 EXII + Lumiquest Mini Softbox @ 1/8 (Accent Light), camera left SB600 bare flash @ 1/8 power (Fill Light for model on the right), camera left SB600 bare flash @ 1/4 power (Accent light for male model at the back), camera left Trigger: Yongnuo RF-603C Gear: Canon […]

365 Project : Day 286

This is my niece Chloe. I was trying out the 50mm f1.2L here that I was planning to buy. My only problem is that it suffers focus shift. It is back focusing most of the time. When it gets the focus right it is really sharp but, the problem it doesn’t do that most of the time 🙁 I decided not to buy it. Gear: Canon 7D + EF 50 f1.2L Settings: f1.2 | 1/200 | ISO 100 PP: Curves […]