Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

So I just realized that it has been about a year since I started putting my two-cents on the internet. I don't know the exact date, but I know it was sometime around this time of November.

So, thanks to all of you who have stopped by and checked out my blog. Happy anniversary, and here's to another good year.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Trying to hack it as a Stobist

LinkSo I am taking it slow, working my way into the world of off camera lighting. I started out a few months ago purchasing a SB-24 and a couple of light stands. I haven't stretched my strobing legs as much as I would like to, but I have started.

Here is a quick head shot that I did in the empty room-for-rent that neighbors mine. It's of the brand new member of the San Jose Stealth's dance team, Miss Ashley. She was a great model, and we had some fun shooting.

As you can see, my setup was one SB-24 to the left of me and one white poster board reflector. For the background I used a black blanket and I had her sitting on my computer chair. To tilt the flash a little, I used a stack of DVD cases. If that's not resourcing then I don't know what is.

Next, being the poor college art student I am, I'm going to give a shot at constructing my own soft box and run with that. I felt that with these photos, I had a little too hard light, even though I did have a diffuser on my flash. We'll see how that works.