Jewelry

September 30, 2008

 

This one was a tuffie…   It’s still not quite where I want it, but it’s close for now….  shot w/ a 30D and a 300mm lens.  I forgot to take a snapshot of the lighting scenerio…  I used side light with a speedo strobe shot through milky plexi-glass and played a few black and white cards here and there for the reflections.

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Model Composite

September 30, 2008

Here’s 2 of the 10 shots I did for our latest class assignment.  I used a 30D and a 5D with a 300mm and a 135mm lens.  I used one white lighting 1600 mono in various positions to get a variety of lighting situations for my model.

Bottoms Up!

September 22, 2008

lighting the bottle

lighting the bottle

I made a HUGE mess during this shoot!  My kitchen still smells like a keg party...

I made a HUGE mess during this shoot! My kitchen still smells like a keg party...

 

This shot was for a self promo assignment in my commercial class.  Other than cleaning up the mess, the preparation and set up was the most challenging part of this shoot.  I used a cannon 5D, ISO 100, with a 28-135mm lens.  My exposure was 1/100 @ f/5.  I used one mono light and small reflector cards above and below the bottle.  I also used one large fill card about 4 ft. away (to the right) perpendicular to the bottle  to throw a little light back on the scene without causing unwanted reflections in the glass.

PANO

September 22, 2008

The fountain in downtown Thomasville

The fountain in downtown Thomasville

 

I took this shot(s) for my panoramic assignment in my digital class..  It consists of 12 separate images merged together…  I used a cannon 30D  at ISO 100, with a 24-70mm lens.  My exposures varied slightly…  They ranged from 5-10 seconds at f/ 32.

More Speed Please!

September 17, 2008

I took this shot with a cannon 20D at 1/60 sec at f/10, ISO 400, and I used a 24-70mm lens.  With on-camera flash, I used the rear curtain/ 2nd curtan sync, or the “flash and drag” method to freeze the rider and blur the background.

September 17, 2008

how I lit this photo...

how I lit this photo...

 

It's such a joy to work with this sweet little model!

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For our latest commercial assignment…  We were to photograph a “lifestyles illustration”  around the home computer.   I shot this with a cannon 30D at 1/15 sec @ f/8.  ISO was 100 and I used a 24-70mm lens.  To light this scene, I used 2 JTL mono lights inside and a third outside.  One at 5:30 to the camera position on 1/2 power, and the other at 9:00 on 1/4 power.  The outdoor mono was on full power and placed to shine in through the window.  (It was almost dark outside when I began shooting)

Abstraction

September 10, 2008

been playing with long handheld exposures at night....  and photoshop filters!
been playing with long handheld exposures at night…. and photoshop filters!
U C ME?
U C ME?

Sorry ya’ll, but my commercial projects are still in progress at the moment!   So here’s a little abstract stuff I’ve been playing with…  hope you like it!  The top photo was taken at night at Belews Creek with a cannon 20D/ 24-70mm lens stopped down, and a few post process photoshop filters applied…  The bottom image was taken with a cannon 30D and a lens baby…   

Fun With Photoshop!

September 8, 2008

This is what my weekend consisted of!
This is what my weekend consisted of!

I took an image that I had been playing with and just kept playing!  Pieced together from 4 seperate images, I used pen tool techniques, blending modes, and lens flare/blur filters to get this image where it is.

THE PEN TOOL!!!

September 3, 2008

The Base Ship

The Base Ship

I Love Pens!

I Love Pens!

Wow!  Just learned a little about the pen tool!!!!!  I can’t say enough about RCC for teaching me this stuff!!  All I have to say… If you have any interest in photograpy, CHECK OUT THE PROGRAM AT RCC!!! 

All The Kings Men

September 2, 2008

one of the lighting set-ups for this shoot

one of the lighting set-ups for this shoot

All The Kings Men

All The Kings Men

 

For this shot, I used a cannon 30D with a 300mm lens.  I shot at f/9 at ISO 100.  Next, I used one mono light on low power w/ a soft box.  I used a second mono light with a purple gel on the background.  Then I tweaked it in the ACR!