GESO - Tina

Bruce Walker bruce.walker at
Sun Oct 25 21:16:58 EDT 2009

paul stenquist wrote:
> Well done. I liked the last two quite a lot, with the very last being my 
> favorite.
> Paul

Thanks, Paul!


> 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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