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Lockheart Vintage

Jan. 25th, 2010 | 11:41 pm


I've discovered that my work from two years ago is utter crap.

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Jan. 24th, 2010 | 12:53 am


Lighting Set-up:
Vivitar 285 with shoot through umbrella on camera axis high (key)
Vivitar 285 with shoot through umbrella on camera axis low (fill)
Canon 430EX with Full CTO gel behind subject, aimed at wall

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San Diego HD

Jul. 30th, 2009 | 12:07 am

San Diego HD
Originally uploaded by This Guy Prints

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Rock the Space - Milky Soul

Jul. 11th, 2009 | 02:30 am

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1999 Saab 9-5

May. 21st, 2009 | 02:28 am

1999 Saab 9-5, originally uploaded by This Guy Prints.

Lighting info:
calumet travelite 750 - camera right with beauty dish
calumet travelite 750 - camera left, farther from car, with 7" reflector
vivitar 285 with CTO gel inside car

I am stumped ... how do i light a car without doing HDR?

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Worker Bee

Apr. 1st, 2009 | 01:33 am

Worker Bee, originally uploaded by This Guy Prints.

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Gear for Tomorrow's Job

Feb. 24th, 2009 | 12:57 am

Gear List:
Canon EOS 5D (main)
Canon EOS 30D (backup)
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt-Shift

Canon Speedlite 430EX
Canon Speedlite 550EX
Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
Canon RS-80N3 wired shutter release

Not Shown:
Tripod and Bogen Magic Arm
* Strapped outside the bag
Canon RS-80N3 wired shutter release

I have to shoot a golf club /resort for their brochure tomorrow. I tried to fit everything in one bag as I figured I would have to walk around a lot. Last time I had a job like this, I took a camera bag, a lighting bag, and a tripod /light stand bag. It was painful.

This is the first time I'm going to a gig without my favorite lens - the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L. It is quite heavy, I replaced it instead with the Canon 24-105mm f/4L. I don't think I'll need the 24-105mm, but just in case I need some semblance of a telephoto lens. I still might leave this lens behind and carry Pocket Wizards instead. I'm not happy with taking the Canon Speedlite ST-E2 Speedlite transmitter, but I can't fit the PWs in my bag without bending the antennas. With the money I'm going to make with this gig, I think I'm going to buy a set of the new Pocket Wizards - that way, I wouldn't have this problem and those would still be compatible with my old PWs.

I've never been to this place but I think I would only be using the 17-40mm mostly. The other lenses I'm taking gives me several options. This way I'll have Tilt-Shift (24mm), Fisheye (15mm), and Low Light (50mm) options. Which is why I'm open to leaving the 24-105mm behind and instead carry PWs.

I'm going to start shooting at around 4 or 5pm. Outdoors, I'll probably just do slightly longer exposures on a tripod. The interior shots, I'll just stick to what I know - two lights on sticks with the Stofen diffusers for the Bare Bulb effect. Except that they won't be on sticks - I'll use my tripod for one and use the Bogen Magic Arm with a Manfrotto Super Clamp for the other.

Well, off I go to charge batteries. I will post photos from this gig in a few days. Until then ...

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A Fishy Review

Feb. 6th, 2009 | 12:26 am

Lotsa Reading!Collapse )

* Original post at: photocurber.blogspot.com

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iPhone Light Painting

Jan. 28th, 2009 | 01:30 am

Today, I read David Hobby's post on Strobist about using an iPhone as a light source. There was a video of some guy using his mobile phone as a light painting instrument. I watched it and said "I can do that!"

I was going to sell my battery grip on eBay, so I thought I'd try it on that first. Here is my set-up:
iPhone Light Painting Set Up
MORE ...Collapse )

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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L

Jan. 23rd, 2009 | 10:07 pm

I found the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L tilt-shift lens on craigslist for $500. It retails around $1200, so even though I didn't have a need for it, or even have an idea how to use it, I bought it. Worse case scenario, I can always flog it back on eBay.

I was pretty excited to use it and play around with its unique features. Even though I've lived in Los Angeles for 13 years now, I had no idea where to go to be able to play with it. Yeah, I know - rarely get out.

After 15 minutes of driving around in Downtown LA, I thought my safest bet was the Walt Disney Concert Hall. When I say safe, i meant "pretty safe". Its dowtown, after all.

JUMP!Collapse )

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