Wednesday, January 30, 2008

All That Glitters Is Not Gold


Another macro photograph that I just got done shooting a few hours ago in the studio, and i put an orange cloth to the side for a little extra color cast/gelling. These are some fake decorative grapes around a wine bottle lamp Jenn's mom gave me for Christmas. Up close it's all glitter, beads, and other sparkly stuff, although you would never be able to tell from just looking at it normally.

shot on a d200 with a 55mm & extension tube to equal 1:1
f11 @ 6 seconds & iso 100

Monday, January 28, 2008


Old beer caps I saw lying around and just shot on a d200 with the 105mm & extension tube for 1:1 macro again. I used two hot lights on either side of the caps for overall light, fill cards below and above for light to come straight down on it and to also surround the edges for (more) even shadows. f22 @ 10 seconds, iso 100

Wednesday, January 23, 2008



one speedotron from the top right coming down on that side of his head, one more on the left side doing the same but had a small gobo to only let 1/2 light on, the third light on the left coming at his face, one more at the bottom by his feet with a gobo blocking most of the light, also had a grid in the top left one and bottom left one. the dunny is really metallic and extremely hard to light, it's like lighting glass with the reflections. had to go a lot of blocking off light with other assorted gobo's and reflectors and fill cards.

nikon d200 camera and nikon f/2.8 24-85mm lens
f/22 @ 1/60th iso400

Friday, January 18, 2008


single handedly the most influential woman in my entire life,
who i may add, has not had long hair in almost ten years.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

keys to her house

yeah, so wow. focus on macro is most definitely crucial. but let me say i was at school 13 hours today, on a very very swollen and probably broken or sprained foot walking around in the studio shooting most of the day (but i also got in a chair with wheels and rolled around, hah). due for critique tomorrow morning, and then i'm going to the doctors. you could say i like macro, and lighting metal was a piece of cake (thank you kevin). it's really nice to be able to take your time in the studio and not be rushed, i'm having fun playing.

canon 5d 100mm 1:1 f/2.8 kit (i'm totally selling out)
1/60th at f/3.5 iso100
hotlight with reflectors

Monday, January 14, 2008

Macro - first attempt

i just finished shooting these; my first attempt at macro, 1:1, or lifesize.
shot on a canon 5d with the 100mm f/2.8 macro lens at 1:1
f/22 @ 2 seconds 100 iso, lighting set up below

play hard as long as you work harder

please click on the photographs individually for your viewing pleasure, well worth the extra second of navigating

taking a break from the studio

(i don't know why they appear blurry, just click on them for larger res files if desired.)