Tag : strobist

365 Project : Day 214

A close up shot from the same set. Trying to stick with the cinematic feel for the entire set, a few more pictures from the same set are coming up. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f4.5 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 580exii + umbrella on camera right @ 1/4 power Trigger: 7D’s built in transmitter Post process: Levels  and Curves Adjustments Hue and saturation adjustments Applied some blending modes (Overlay) on selected areas Dodging […]

365 Project : Day 212

I wanted this set to look ‘cinematic’; I love watching movies and everytime I go to the theaters, I always look at the posters and try to deconstruct the lighting used and the post processing applied. This is my beginner’s skills take on cinematic 🙂 Gears: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 OS HSM Settings: f5.6 | 1/250 | ISO 160 Strobist: 580exii + half closed umbrella on camera top right @ 1/4 power Trigger: 7D’s  built in transmitter Post […]

365 Project : Day 211

We had a long vacation here in Dubai because of the Eid holidays; Perfect for a fun shoot 🙂 I’m trying to mix landscapes and portraits in this set, which will be featured over the next days. I had 3 lights for this shoot, unfortunately 2 of them didn’t work 🙁 So, I just made the use of what I had at that moment since this place is an hour drive from Dubai. Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 […]

365 Project : Day 208

I had a similar shot before, only this time I wanted the flame to be the main subject. I really like the shape of the flame. Gear: Canon 7D + Canon 100mm f2.8 + 580exII with LumiQuest softbox III Settings: f4.0 | 1/200 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest Softbox III @ 1/128 power on the front right Trigger: Canon 7D built in wireless flash transmitter Post Process: Cropped the image Applied some brightness and contrast adjustments Thanks […]

365 Project : Day 186

It’s been a long time since my last post, that is because I’m on my annual vacation 🙂 This was taken in front of our house in the Philippines.  On this picture is my brother Richmond.  This is a very impromptu shoot, no planning, no concepts; we just thought of having a fun shoot and went for it.  I didn’t bring any lighting gear with me, this was just a 580exii  speedlite with a white bond paper tied to it […]

365 Project : Day 121

I saw Iron Man 2 today, oh man… No dull moments!  Just got inspired on doing an Iron Man shot! with smoke and strobes 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f7.1 | 1/60 | ISO 200 Strobist: 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III @ 1/32 power on top right 430exii + LumiQuest FXtra with Red Gel @ 1/128 power on below left YN460II + tissue to cut down some light @ 1/64 power on upper left Triggered by […]

365 Project : Day 102

Haven’t been doing water shots lately…  I wanted an up-close and personal shot of the water this time;  I also wanted to get the angle where the water is actually flowing.  Shot this inside the bathtub 🙂   I don’t think I can use my 7D on this shot so I opted for my LX3. Gear: Lumix LX3 + 580exii Settings: f2.8 | 1/200 | ISO 80 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest softbox III @ 1/64 power, placed on top right […]

365 Project : Day 092

Alright…  There are two things I haven’t tried lately, strobing and toy photography… killing two birds with one stone with this shot. I also have the opportunity to try my new YN460 II speedlites 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 430exii + gobo @ 1/64 power on camera left, behind Batman YN460 II + gobo @ 1/64 power on camera right, behind Batman 580exii + Lumiquest Softbox III @ […]

365 Project : Day 071

I’m trying to widen my repertoire of subjects and like everything in photography, lighting is the key.  I’m still learning, I don’t think I’m going to stop learning.  Learning is fun 🙂  Anyway, weekend is upon me 🙂 I couldn’t be happier 😀 Gear:  Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 Settings: f3.2 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist: Canon 580exii + shoot through umbrella @ 1/4 power on camera left (main light) Canon 430exii @ 1/32 power on camera right […]

365 Project : Day 069

Wanted to do something that involves pairing (since it’s day 69) and  I had this idea of the water spray and the flower.  I didn’t get the effect I originally wanted but, I guess this is fine for now.  There’s always a next time 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 24-70 f2.8 HSM Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 430exii zoomed at 105mm @ 1/64 power on camera left 530exii + Lumiquest Softbox III @ 1/16 power on […]