Category : The 365 Project

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

Updates coming soon!

I haven’t updated my blog in a while because I was out of the country.  Now I’m back I’ll try to get this blog up and running…. Updates coming up: Posting of latest pics and finishing the 365 Project Review of the 5D Mark III, I have been using this cam for a month Review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and some mu4/3 lenses (45mm f1.8, 20mm f1.7, 9-18mm) Gear reviews Hopefully post some tutorials and tips and some other […]

365 Project : Day 298

Had a funshoot today. I have to test if I can use the Fuji X100 for some serious shooting. I took advantage of the fact that the fuji X100 had a built in ND filter and can sync with the flash with 1/1000 or more 🙂 that enables me to kill the ambient light even if its high noon. I had a 580exii with lumiquest softbox III on top right to get some nice highlights and shadows to the model […]

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 left@ 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 295

Canon 7D + 24-70 f2.8 L f5.6 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Elinchrom D-lite4 @ 2.0 power on both sides 580exii + 60″ umbrella in the front Post process: Dodge and burn Curves adjustments Color balance DRI on the background

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 294

Visited Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for the first time 🙂 Gear: Fujifilm X100 Settings: f2.0 | 1/420 | ISO 800 Post process: Curves adjustments Cheers! /Mike

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 […]