Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Late nite Chimpin

So, I've been following along at to figure out off camera lighting and how to get to the next level. In order to get this self portrait, I had to set up my new light stand, umbrella and strobe and wirelessly connect the camera and flash with pocket wizards. Then I figured out what the camera settings should be without the flash and the camera in manual, then, dropped the settings by two stops and messed with the flash to see what power it needed to be on to get this shot with a little bit of ambient lighting, some shadows and the all important catch light in the eyes. easy peasy!
Chimpin is camera slang for taking the shot, then looking at it in the LCD to admire the shots. Yeah, I cleaned the desk some too, chimpin ain't all bad!

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1 comment:

Bill "AKA the Dogman" said...

I love the middle one. Nice even lighting. And I am SOOOO glad you have new stuff!!!!