niedziela, 31 stycznia 2010

strobist 31/365 "pink rain"


strobist 31/365 "pink rain", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
SB-26 camera left @1/32 manual, pink flter, zoom 24, goboed (to prevent background being lit) 1 ft away. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.

sobota, 30 stycznia 2010

strobist 30/365 "eliptical mirror"

I have eliptical mirror at home and have been experimenting a little. It is a real pain in the ... to shoot into such a mirror.
SB-26 @1/8manual zoom 50mm with 1/2 CTO bare.

piątek, 29 stycznia 2010

strobist 29/365 "time goes by"


strobist 29/365 "time goes by", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
January almost gone. One SB-26 @ 1/2 manual, zoom 24 and 1/2CTO into the umbrella - 3 feet away. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.

czwartek, 28 stycznia 2010

strobist 28/365 "me, my kindle, my coffee"

One SB-26 shot through umbrella camera right and up, @1/4 manual full CTO, zoom 24mm. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B

środa, 27 stycznia 2010

strobist 27/365 "twisted wood"


strobist 27/365 "twisted wood", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
SB-26 @1/8 zoom 85mm full CTO plus DIY diffuser camera left, SB-26 @1/2 zoom 24 full CTO goboed 3/4 behind the subject camera right, SB-600 @ 1/32 1/2 CTO zoom 24 from above right for shadow fill. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.

wtorek, 26 stycznia 2010

strobist 26/365 "no name"


strobist 26/365 "no name", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
SB26 @1/8 manual + 1/2 CTO + snoot - for side light. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.

poniedziałek, 25 stycznia 2010

strobist 25/365 "in the office"


strobist 25/365 "in the office", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
SB-600 camera right on maual @1/8 zommed 50mm for fill in the face. Triggered with NIKON CLS. Flash on-camera set to -- not to contribute to the image.

niedziela, 24 stycznia 2010

strobist 24/365 "looking out"


strobist 24/365 "looking out", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
Two strobes: SB-26 @manual 1/1 w/grid zoom 85mm camera right, SB-26 goboed @manual 1/4 zoom 50mm also camera right for fill light at the back. Excersise was to balance flash and ambient.
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sobota, 23 stycznia 2010

strobist 23/365 "does it mean there will be no sex tonight, honey?!"

Two SB-26 through umbrellas left and right of me. Right one @1/8 manual, left one @1/16, both zoomed 24mm. Both goboed to get black background. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B

piątek, 22 stycznia 2010

strobist 22/365 "in the car" take 1

In the car - take 1 (not very succesful). One strobe SB600 camera left, slow/rear sync triggered with NIKON CLS. D300 with in A mode.

czwartek, 21 stycznia 2010

strobist 21/365 - bonus - "no room service, please"


strobist 21/365 "hotel solitude"


strobist 21/365 "hotel solitude", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
SB26 @1/8 with DIY grid from far corridor (light on the bed) and SB900 @1/16 1/2 CTO from the night table left snooted. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.
Picture taken in hotel DORINT in Prague, Czech Republic.

środa, 20 stycznia 2010

strobist 20/365 "shaving"


strobist 20/365 "shaving", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
Shaving before the trip to Prague. One SB26 bare @1/64 manual at the mirror from behind my right back. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.

wtorek, 19 stycznia 2010

strobist 19/365 "tired"


strobist 19/365 "tired", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
SB-900 through the umbrella from above at 1/20 manual. Triggerd with NIkon CLS.

poniedziałek, 18 stycznia 2010

strobist 18/365 "alien aka viagra really works!"

SB26 @ manual 1/2 from the closet through very narrow slot for the bed, and SB900 @ manual 1/128 from under the linen. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B. Litlle postprocessing for slight color shifts and sharpening only.

niedziela, 17 stycznia 2010

strobist 17/365 "her look"


strobist 17/365 "her look", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
Two SB26 @1/64 manual through the large home-made diffusor (see previous picture), plus SB900 @1/64 to the subject left. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B

sobota, 16 stycznia 2010

strobist 16/365 "session with Loco"

Loco is West Highland Terrier. Not very keen on posing but he managed to be patient enough. Three strobes shot via hommeade diffusor @1/64 power. 2xSB26 and 1xSB900. The lighting setup shot is here.

piątek, 15 stycznia 2010

strobist 15/365 "after shopping ;-P"

One strobe only - SB-600 with DIY grid and 1/2 CTO camera left at manual 1/16 power. Triggered with NIKON CLS.

czwartek, 14 stycznia 2010

strobist 14/365 "rim with winter lanscape"

SB 900 @1/4 snooted behind my back. Triggered with Nikon CLS

środa, 13 stycznia 2010

strobist 13/365 "brownish"


strobist 13/365 "brownish", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
Two snooted SB26 cross light left and right @1/64 power zoomed 85mm and SB900 @1/128 with DIY grid for background. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.

I am not happy with this image. Didn't have enough time to make it properly. Must come back to this some time soon.

wtorek, 12 stycznia 2010

strobist 12/365 "rim light only"


strobist 12/365 "rim light only", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
SB900 snooted with 1/2 CTO at 3/4 on my left back triggered with Nikon CLS

poniedziałek, 11 stycznia 2010

strobist 11/365 "glass distortions"

NO PHOTOSHOP!!! One bare strobe SB26 @1/32 power zoomed to 85mm goboed on my right side 1,5m away. Shot through the bathroom door glass. Nikon D300 + 105mm MICRO Nikkor. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B

niedziela, 10 stycznia 2010

strobist 10/365 "no money, no funny"

SB 26 @1/32 zoomed 85mm at the wallet through the almost closed door. Two strobes (SB26 and SB600) on the corridor outside, both @1/32 and zoomed 24mm. All bare flashes. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B

sobota, 9 stycznia 2010

strobist 9/365 "light around me"


strobist 9/365 "light around me", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
Four strobes - three snooted and one behind me on the balcony. SB26 at 1/2 power snooted at the floor camera right, SB900 at 1/32 power snooted aimed on my knees, SB600 snooted at 1/16 power aimed at my face and SB26 on the balcony at 1/2 power to light the curtain.

piątek, 8 stycznia 2010

strobist 8/365 "the cyclope"


strobist 8/365 "the cyclope", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
Two SB 26 @1/32 into the umbrellas behind me for colour. SB600 slight camera left @ 1/16 power. Nikon D300 with 80-200mm with ND-8 filter to get to aperture 2,8 for background blur and correct exposure. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B

czwartek, 7 stycznia 2010

strobist 7/365 "at the iMac"


strobist 7/365 "at the iMac", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
SB900 @ 1/16 with 1/2 CTO into the monitor covered with A4 white paper, SB26 @ 1/8 with 1/2 CTO and grid from my behind. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B

My workspace.

środa, 6 stycznia 2010

strobist 6/365 "colour experiments"

SB26 @1/16 with yellow filter at my back left and SB900 @1/64 with purple filter at my front right. Both app. 1,5m away. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.

Just didn't have a better idea for today. As we say in Poland "kupa sprzętu, brak talentu..."

wtorek, 5 stycznia 2010

strobist 5/365 "what the hell are You talking about?"

SB26 and SB900 both at manual 1/32 power with grid and 1/2 CTO. Both on my right side one high and one low parallel to the mirror. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.

poniedziałek, 4 stycznia 2010

strobist 4/365 "Late peek into the fridge"

This is day 4 photo of me peeking into the fridge at the forbidden hour of the day. The fridge should have been chain-locked but somehow someone has forgotten to do so. Lucky me!
Two strobes: SB26 manual @1/32, zoomed to 20mm in the fridge, SB26 manual @1/16 behind me with the grid on. Triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B.

niedziela, 3 stycznia 2010

strobist 3/365 "how to make the damn light to work?"

SB26 @1/8 camera right with 1/2CTO and grid zoomed to 85mm app 2,5m away. SB900 @1/16 on the right with 1/2CTO and grid zoomed to 200mm app 3m away. Wall 1,5m behind. Both strobes triggered with POWERLUX FW-1B. Both strobes at eye level.

piątek, 1 stycznia 2010

strobist 1/365 "red ice"


strobist 1/365 "red ice", originally uploaded by ssserpent.
One strobe SB900, red gelled, left of camera, trigerred with CLS from Nikon D300. Made on my balcony.

Let the journey begin...

I intend to make a simple photoblog. One of my New Year's resolution was to make one picture a day using anything from one to four strobes I posess. So the gear I will be using:
  1. Nikon D300
  2. Lens: Nikkor 17-55mm DX f/2.8, Nikkor Micro 105mm, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and Sigma 30mm f/1.4
  3. Strobes: SB26 - 2pcs, SB900 and SB600
  4. Trigger: POWELUX FW-1B
plus stands, grids, gobos, etc.
So let the journey begin...