Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
The annual photography conference is running at the NYC Javits Center and I stopped by for a few hours. All the major manufactures had large booths where you could tryout everything in their product line. I saw a big emphasis on video. Every facet of the industry had representation and good bargains could be found. I was tempted by the LensBaby Composer and several lighting products but managed to keep my credit cards in my wallet. There was an abundance of demonstrations, seminars, and hundreds of models available for a photo shoot. All you had to do was ask or join the crowd. The full body painting and the Sony half pipe were very popular.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
The contrast between the orange/red leaves and the dark storm drain is what caught my attention. Luckily it was just down the street from my house so I returned with my gear.
Tripod mounted camera with speedlight camera right at 1/32 power and radio triggered
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I was lucky enough to go see the Yankees vs. Texas ALCS game 4. The place was electrified until my beloved Yankees gave up a 3-2 lead in the top of the 6th. To add insult to injury the bullpen looked like a bunch of little leaguers that fell apart and crumbled under the pressure. The final was a 10-3 loss and Texas took a comfortable series lead 3-1. In the immortal words of the legendary Yankee, Yogi Bera, "It aint over till it's over"
Taken with my camera phone as it was all I had available.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
With Halloween quickly approaching I’m finding an abundance of subject matter around the neighborhood and the house. I set this simple ceramic scull on a piece glass, draped it with a piece of black cloth and lit from beneath with a red laser pointer and blue LED light. A snooted speedlight at 1/128 power served as the key light.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
My garage in its typical state of disarray.
I used two speedlights to pump some light into this normally dark and dingy space. With the camera in AP mode (f16) and the key light attached via an ETTL cable and the second speedlight optically triggered and set for ¼ power I did a 5 shot spread from -2EV thru +2EV. I created this HRD shot with Photomatrix Pro 3.1. I struggle with this software because I don’t really know how to use it. It’s all trial and error despite having purchased it over a year ago and having read the documentation, gone through the tutorials and other reference material online.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
In an effort to improve upon the shot from Sept 10 I went back to Mill Pond. I got there later than I wanted, and it was occupied when I arrived. By the time I got setup and snapped the first frame it was long past nightfall. Hopefully the third times a charm.
Friday, October 1, 2010
The carnival is making its annual fall tour and setup in the parking lot of the Long Island Railroad. Personally, I’m not a fan but I won't climb atop my soapbox right now. However, they do provide a photographic opportunity. Some additional shots can be found here.