GESO - Tina
bruce.walker at gmail.com
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
> 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.
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