Monday, February 18, 2008

Second Attempt at Photographing the Elephant

I photographed this elephant once before using a strobe camera-left and a halogen lamp camera-right. The result was a mix of cool and warm light.

Like the first version, I wanted there to be two light temperatures; but this time I wanted the lighting to be more dimensional.

Strobist Info:
One SB800 behind subject fired at 1/64 power back towards camera snooted and pointing up to a large white reflector overhead reflecting off the glossy ground creating the shadow.
One Vivitar 285 snooted with foil and fired 1/16 power through a diffuser of typing paper slightly camera left and partially CTO gelled.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Roots in Water - Take 2

After shooting the plant with roots a few days ago (below), I was still intrigued by it and wanted to try again - this time trying for more provotative lighting and composition.

Strobist Info:
One Vivitar 285 camera-left and high aimed down but over most of the plant at a large reflector camera-right.
One Vivitar 285 camera-left and forward aimed back a large reflector camera left.
One SB800 fired upward into corner.

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