GESO - Tina

paul stenquist pnstenquist at
Sun Oct 25 20:13:32 EDT 2009

Well done. I liked the last two quite a lot, with the very last being  
my favorite.
On Oct 25, 2009, at 7:43 PM, Bruce Walker wrote:

> Shots from my very first modeling photoshoot on Saturday.  Great fun  
> for me, though a *lot* of hard work. Hotshoe flashes are versatile  
> little buggers, and I was using two of them triggered wirelessly off  
> the popup flash.  But the lack of a modeling light in the setup so I  
> could get accurate focus is a serious impediment. I had to keep  
> turning on and off a small gooseneck halogen lamp, and that really  
> slowed me down.
> Shots were lit by one or two AF-540FGZ flashes and shot with a K20D  
> and DA* 50-135mm lens @ f/8.0, 1/125th.  All manually focussed (too  
> dim for AF) and the flashes were all on manual too.
> As an aside, I now truly grok all the complaints from here about the  
> Pentax flashes auto wireless behaviour. I don't have too much  
> trouble with a single flash with some ambient light, but two flashes  
> at once and near darkness -- total chaos! Luckily, I figured that  
> out while doing prep work for this shoot, so I started in full  
> manual mode and stayed there. But that strongly suggests either  
> switching in future to A/C studio strobes, or just getting some el- 
> cheapo (eg Vivitar) flashes in future. If I can't make use of the P- 
> TTL logic, why waste the dough?
> My model is Tina Hung, an aspiring actor/singer/dancer. Tina is  
> practicing her "serious look" here. :-)
> Makeup & styling: Tina and Louise Peacock
> Camera: Pentax K20D, DA* 50-135mm F2.8
> Lighting: Pentax AF-540FGZ x 2,
>        Westcott 45" shoot-through umbrella,
>        home-made snoot,
>        silver Dollar-store auto-reflector.
> Studio: my living room. :-)
> Comments gratefully received.
> -bmw
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