I hope I don’t drive everyone crazy with my off camera flash, but I’ve got to admit I’m very excited.
Tonight I was planning on doing a ring shot. I’m sure you all remember how much I love ring shots from last year. However, I accidently took this shot and guess what. I thought it was cool enough to share. So no ring shot tonight, probably tomorrow. Also, this shot was straight out of the camera.Camera: Rebel xt Lens: EFS 17-85mm f/5.6 1/160
full manual on the flash(as you can see)
So tonight is a shot taken with my new Alien Bee Triggers/Remotes. Not only is this going to be part of my 365, this is also the start of a new segment for me. Gear Wednesdays. I’m going to talk about the gear I used, my setup and settings.
I’m posting both a before and after picture tonight to show what it looks like with flash and without flash. Both pictures have the exact same settings on the camera:F/5 1/160 ISO 200
These were taken with my good old Rebel XT and my EFS 17-85mm lens. The Flash is a Canon Speedlite 430EX mounted on a tripod behind the boxes. I didn’t take a setup shot tonight, oops. Also, I know it’s not technically the best picture you’ve ever seen. I was just excited to have received the triggers this morning.
There was some ambient light from above, but as you can see in the second picture it didn’t do anything to the pictures. The Flash overpowered it significantly. There was only the speedlite behind the boxes and slightly below. It was on manual control and full power.
More fun tonight with my April/May 2009 copy of Photoshop User magazine. Tonight I’m trying the Graphic Secrets from Lesa Snider King. Check it out…
All packed up and ready to go. My next update(s) will be from Cuba. See you in a week!
ok….I said I wasn’t gonna say “missed” anymore, but I really did. Oops.
Hey fanclub! Sorry for no picture today. I’m prepping for Cuba and my brand new HP Laptop died that I got at Future Shop. So I had to exchange it tonight. They didn’t have any, so I “upgraded” to a Toshiba. Hopefully get a better experience out of this one! I’ll be back soon.
Maloreigh – the first daughter
Finally got to shoot my oldest daughter. Did about 30 images in about 2 minutes.
Vincent’s 2 – BarberShop & Hairstyles
Picture looks best when you click on it. I’m not sure why my site is compressing the image.
I found this barbershop a few years ago when I lived in Oakville. Hands down the best place around. I thought I’d throw a shout out to these guys for always doing a great job.
Joe, you and your team are awesome, keep up the great work.
Susie – my wife
It’s rare that I am able to capture my own wife. Usually there are children hanging off one of us.
gotta stay cool, my momma never raised no fool
That’s right another Andy Curran quote. Really it’s part two.
Engagement & Wedding Rings
Found this picture in one of my many wedding books.
Desiree in the clouds
Took this shot indoors, but the background was not flattering, so I thought I’d play with the "render clouds" in Photoshop.
Wedding Rings in Cables
The fan on my video card is crapping out, so I have to leave the side of my computer off and "tap" the fan once in a while to keep it quiet. So I thought, let’s take the rings our of the "norm" and put integrate them into some technology.
A few of my favs. Stacked so nicely. I wish I had more time to sit down with them again.
Took the kids and the camera for a walk today. Found this little gem in the batch. Not the best focus or sharpness, but it was too cute.
Not doing so good with the 365 right now. When doing this kind of 365, it is very tough to take a picture every day and post it. Some days, there are just no opportunity to do it, like this week and dealing with 3 sick kids and a sick yourself!
Missed another day.
Today was Hayden’s first birthday and he and I spent it in bed sleeping. I don’t mean first thing in the morning all cute and cuddly, I mean woke up went to work, picked up the kids from daycare and then came home.
He and I were really sick, so we went to bed at 6:30pm. Oh yeah, the 2 girls were sick too. So my wife and parents enjoyed a nice lasagna and cake while the rest of us were sick.
For today Wednesday March 11th, I’m going to miss another shoot. I’ll be back tomorrow I’m sure. It’s Hayden-man’s birthday.
Tuesday March 10th
Missed another day of shooting, but it was my brother’s 34th birthday.
Yup, another missed day. Had to spend the day taking care of the kids. 2 littles ones sick. Back up again tomorrow.