Tag : strobist

365 Project : Day 067

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential” – Winston Churchill Nothing much to say,  just sharing a quote from Mr. Churchill. Oh, and by the way, I missed shooting with my point & shoot cam, lumix lx3, so I decided to use it for today’s shoot. Gear: Lumix LX3 + 580exii Settings: f4.0 | 1/160 | ISO 80 Strobist: 580exii + LumiQuest Sofbox III @ 1/32 power on camera left Trigger: Phottix […]

365 Project : Day 066

Again, some last minute shot.  I was planning to shoot with my Lumix tonight but, it didn’t work out somehow.  So, I had to come up with something else.  I was actually checking what to have for breakfast tomorrow so I checked the milk and found out it was already spoiled… And when I was about to throw it, this idea came to me 🙂  So, the milk did not get spoiled in vain! Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm […]

365 Project : Day 065

Today is day 65 of my 365 🙂  Now, I have exactly 300 days to go! On my 365, I have lit a lot of things, lemon, shoes, smoke, water, flowers… etc.  But I didn’t have a lot of people as my subject.  Lighting is really critical and the thing about lighting is that, you need different approaches for different subjects.  In my experience, it’s not an exact science, there is no single formula that will work with anything in […]

365 Project : Day 063

I’m trying to do something else today, but then I can’t pull it off because the flower keeps on falling down; Then I saw some nice effect with the water, so I just roll with it 🙂 Most of the time, mistakes lead us to something… might not be what we wanted originally, but still cool nevertheless. Gear: Canon 7D + EF 50mm 1.8 + 430exii Settings: f16 | 1/250 | ISO 320 Strobist: 430exii + LumiQuest Softbox III @ […]

365 Project : Day 059

This is a video card inside an oven that looks like having a techno party?!? Confused? Yeah, me too!  That is what 3 1/2 hours of traffic can do to you. Tonight’s traffic was one of the worst traffic for me in a long time…  It rained heavily and as usual, the streets are flooded… That I assume was the cause of traffic, but, on my 3 1/2 hour drive home, I didn’t see any flood ?!? Still confused? Same […]

365 Project : Day 058

This is a MSI P45 Diamond motherboard.  A few months back, this was one of the hottest motherboards around.  Unfortunately, I killed this board because of a stupid mistake which I won’t be discussing here; it just breaks my heart.  Anyway, I put this motherboard under the bed just for remembrance sake.  Today, I just thought about it and tried to re-enact what happened before 🙂  This is how you can turn a very sad past, to a very fun […]

365 Project : Day 053

I tried smoke photography tonight… And yes, it’s quite fun.  I was not able to take a lot of shots since my 1 year old niece is hanging around and trying to get my camera 🙂  Anyway, this is something I would want to try again, you can get some amazing results with very minimal efforts. The setup requires a small table lamp, a black background, incense and a speedlite. Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Setting: f6.3 | […]

365 Project : Day 051

Today, nothing special 🙂  Just a normal CD lying around the house, putting some water drops and a little experimentation with the position of the speedlites.   It gives different shades of rainbow colors every time I change the angle of the strobes.  Again, something new I learned with my little science experiment 🙂  Creating your own rainbow is fun! 😀 Gear: 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 + 430exii + 580exii Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii […]

365 Project : Day 050

Water is a very interesting subject to shoot, it’s always unpredictable….  This time, no fancy background, though I did put some colorful object on the foreground to give me a colorful water drop 🙂 Just a tip, when shooting something high speed in flash photography, it is best to remember that it is not the shutter speed that is stopping the action, it’s the strobe… the flash duration to be exact. I am really happy I finished 50 shots already, […]

365 Project : Day 046

Another last minute shot 🙂 I had the idea of the lemon with the water drops but I was not able to get the effect I want, so I moved it to the sink to get a running water… Then at the last minute added this background to give a colorful punch 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 macro + 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III Settings: f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest softbox […]