Monthly Archives: January 2011

Day 87 – 01/31/11 – Flame Dance

I set out this evening to experiment rather than to create an image.  I’ve been meaning to make some images of flames for awhile now, it’s something I’ve never tried.  So initially I just set out to make some test … Continue reading

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Day 86 – 01/30/11 – Pyramid of Shadows

Today’s Daily Shoot assignment is to make a photograph using hard light. Specifically, the goal is to “feature the crisp and strong shadows as a major element of your photograph.” I have a knick knack on my desk that is … Continue reading

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Day 85 – 01/29/11 – Concentration

As if the 12 inches of them on the ground outside isn’t enough, the girls decided it was a good idea to make some snowflakes this morning.  Not actual frozen water of course, the paper cut out type. I grabbed … Continue reading

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Day 84 – 01/28/11 – Low Hanging Fruit

Just a quick shot tonight.  I worked with the shoot through umbrella again this evening.  I really like the ring of light I was able to get with it on the apple.  I’ll definitely be playing with this some more.

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Day 83 – 01/27/11 – Snack Break

When I started experimenting with off camera flash I ordered a cheap light stand, flash bracket and shoot through umbrella.  They finally arrived, and let me tell you having an actual light stand to put your flash on rather than … Continue reading

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Day 82 – 01/26/11 – Set Shot

I set out this evening to create another image like last night’s, based on lighting for effect.  Sadly, my experiments didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped. I was shooting a model ship, with the intent of creating a dawn … Continue reading

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Speedliter’s Handbook

I read a lot, and the last few months my reading list has included quite a variety of photography books.  My shelf now contains a number of helpful references, including Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography series and several books by Bryan … Continue reading

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