Archive for the ‘Lighting’ Category

LumiQuest® Photographic Accessories

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

If you like to use your speed light and are looking for a convenient way to soften it off camera then the Softbox LTp might be usefull to you. I got the following off the Lumiquest site. There is  a video on the page for the softbox that shows how to install it. I like the looks of it and will be adding it to my arsenal of small gear.

The SoftBox LTp is roughly twice the size of our SoftBox III. The surface area is over 40 times that of the flash itself producing the softest shadows of any LumiQuest SoftBox. The LTp is designed exclusively for off-camera use.

Application: For those who have a laptop pocket in their camera bag/backpack and wish to use this feature to conveniently carry a larger SoftBox with over 120 sq. in. of surface area.

Light Loss: 1 1⁄2 stops

Dimensions: 10″ x 14″

LumiQuest® Photographic Accessories.

I have no affilliation with this product. Just passing on information.

Black and White Conversion of Floral Photography

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Black and White conversion of a color floral arrangement with PSPX2

My wife created this green floral arrangement and asked me to photograph it for her. She wanted an image that she could use for decor (a wall hanging) that would tie in with a certain color scheme.

The first thing I do in a situation like this is hit my stash of books for lighting and set up inspiration. One of my favorites  is from HPBooks, vintage 1986 titled “Pro Techniques for Studio Photography
” by Jerry Fruchtman. This book is entirely film related but the techniques will apply equally to film and digital.

I now have a general idea of what I am going to do. I would like the green of the flowers (the color image is on the full article page) to be the dominate color and everything else as close to black and white as possible.


How I Photographed My Grandsons Portraits

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Grandson's Portrait with one light

Grandson's portrait shot with one light.

We recently had a rather large family group weekend visit. This group included my 2 daughters and their very young sons, one each! Along with the visit comes the customary “I want you to take my boys portrait while we are here”, to which I always reply “no problem, I planned on it.”