Monthly Archives: January 2011
A fairly simple setup in terms of light (a single 580ex into a reflector brolly to the right of the camera). The makeup is impressive, the concept being Marie’s idea. It was good to be part of it
Bowie is not my dog, but I just loved the colours in this shot from last summer…
Back in 2009 I picked up a cheap ‘mini studio’ from a store in Dublin. It folds out into a space about 18 inches high & wide, and has white translucent sides with a small backdrop which is blue on one side and grey on the other. So it’s useful for shooting small inanimate objects:
In this example I had one flash outside of the box to the right, with another left of the camera but pointing at the apple itself. The lens was not quite wide open, at f/2.8, although I think f/8 may be better as it would allow greater depth of field and in theory greater sharpness on the apple itself.
This is all part of a 2011 plan to use many of the things I have (props, accessories, even magazine articles & examples) to the fullest in my photography!
So time to start shooting 2011. For the last day of the holidays (bank holiday monday) I took a trip to the seaside. It’s not that far really!