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Tag : strobist

365 Project : Day 322

Canon 7D + EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II f5.0 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 2 x Elinchrom 400w + 14×63″ Strip lights with grid on camera left and right @ 2.0 power Trigger: EL Skyport Thinking of getting a low key shot here and the grids on the strip lights help a lot because it gives me control on which parts of the model I wanted to light. They also gives a ton of versatility since you can […]

365 Project : Day 310

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 [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 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 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 264

Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f2.8 | 1/250 | ISO 125 Post processing: Dodge and burn Curves adjustment Cheers! /Mike

365 Project : Day 262

  I have been busy and I really had no time to update my blog and I have this huge backlog of things to post.  This was taken some time back, her name is Anna and she contacted through facebook and asked if we can do a photoshoot of her. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f2.8 | 1/250 | ISO 125 Strobist: 580exii + 60″ umbrella on camera right @ 1/64 power Silver reflector as […]

365 Project : Day 255

One thing I learn about doing an environmental portrait is that,  when you do your composition, you have to already take note of what post kind of process you’ll do.  Knowing the look you wanted before taking the shot will help a lot in post production. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 580exII + 60″ umbrella collapsed on Camera top left @ 1/16 power Post process: Curves Adjusments Hue […]