Thursday, December 30, 2010

Self portrait time!

Ol' Waylon was running the remote switch on this photo.  Facing the 6:00 sun, heavy orange filer placed on photo afterwards. ISO 200, F9.5, 1/90. 

#32 - moving on up.

Still in the archive mode.  Scanning through photos to put on my Ipad, finding some older pics.Here's Way at Spring Mill, f 5.6 1/125th.  No flash, outdoor...(insert snapes voice ) obviously.


Hitting the archives and missing summer.  Here's one from 2008, Wes had been playing hard in the sandbox.  On camera flash, d50. f4.5 1/60th.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rock on!

My first photo op with ms. liv. Loved the smirk on the face here and how the horns framed her face.  turned up the vibrance in PSE 7, this is shortly after I realized Raw (NEF) was pretty awesome.  Shot in my living room with a white sheet behind her.  (Take a peek up at the logo for this website to see my lighting set up :)
f6.7, ISO 200, 1/60th.  Lights  were sb600 umbrella-d high camera right, sb600 with lumiquest directly to the subjects left, and finally to camera right sb-25 bouncing light off the ceiling.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Fan

This is an older photo that I do enjoy. This was lit by 1 strobe undiffused.  The light was camera left, eye level.  You can notice the fall off on the wall behind.  I don't think I had the camera on auto ISO, but may have been on Auto setting.  Stats: ISO 800, F4.2, 1/350th.  Flash was SB-600. Shot with the D-50

The Kids

In this photo, I waited until the sun was setting.  The kids are facing west, so their backs are to the east.  I ran a few test shots to get my flash setting I wanted and snapped away.  This is one of my favorite images to come from this set.  I metered for the background sky, ISO 200, F5.6, 1/90th.  Flash was one shoot through westcott umbrella and a SB-600 placed directly above the camera.  This was my main light.  Second flash was placed on the ground directly under the camera and a little forward.  This provided my fill.  The light was softened with a lumiquest softbox.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas opportunities

Christmas is an excellent time to practice some photography.  Everyone In the previous photo a young friend of mine and her beau asked if I would take some photos for christmas.  I happily obliged and dispite freezing cold temperatures and snow, we ventured out to our town square.  There upon the gazebo, we found a dry spot to take a few photos. 

The first I post today is one of my favorites.  I also had just downloaded lightroom 3.2 and was playing with it.  I accidently turned the luminance noise reduction too high and like the result.  Lens is 1.8 50 mm, set at f4 and 1/60th.  2 sb-600's were in use. One on an umbrella high camera right and the second on the ground camera left pointed towards the white ceiling.  Photo was then adjusted in Lightroom and turned into a Black and White. 


Expanding out.

Even though, at the heart of this blog is the dirty faces and scruffy looks of my kids.  I felt the blog was being underserved.  Yes, a thousand is a lofty number, but unfortunately my kids are learning to eat better than I.  So, with that, I'm going to start supplimenting the dirty faces with some of the other images I have taken.  Enjoy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

D90 is shipped an en route!


Been very excited over this, and a little nervous too. :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

#29 & #30

#29 Going Retro. Hoping for some warm weather I dug out this photo from the summer. 1/500, Window light plus i'm guessing flash bounced off ceiling.

#30 Wahoo! The waylon counterpart

#27 & #28

1st Image, F5.6, 1/500 3 flashes, background white sheet. 
2nd Image F13 1/500 1 flash camera left, black sheet for background.  Notice Remote in Way's hand. :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

How much ugiler can you get?

Photo #26

Livv joined me to test out my new 50 mm prime lens at spring mill.  She was a good model, yet whenever she stood on this log neither flash would fire.  Keep in mind, I used 2 SB-600 with Cobra V2 remotes.  The remotes worked each and every time except when she was on this log.  We saw something that looked like 5 green dots on the camera screen.  Changed locations and started shooting again; without flash failures mind you.  It's not until I pulled this image on my computer that I noticed the 5 green lights looked like an ugly ticked off green glowing pumpkin.  Obviously, I drew the conclusion that Livv happened upon an ancient indian burial ground.  (besides, ancient pumpkin burial ground is just silly.)  Just incase you are wonder, no edit, this is the small jpg that's paired with the RAW file. f1.8 1/4000


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rolling Right a long...#22 and Beyond.

Finally have some updated equipment, Primarily my portraits have been taken with a 28-70 mm, now I have a fixed 85mm macro lens. Increased I come! Also with thanks to some random craigs list searching I found another SB 600 and an Sb25. Paired with my new light stand and umbrella, gridspot, filters, and new dirty faces, I'll be snapping away for a good while!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Poppa G and the Goldman 3

Even though we are without a dirty face quite yet, Our third son has arrived and will offer a multitude of opportunities for photos.

#20 and #21

Both images desaturated, redfil

ter added. Lit by window light.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

#18 and 19 - Happy Birthday Wesley!

Nothing like Birthday-Cake Smile.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

#16 and #17

Ok, not exactly dirty faces, but felt I could sneak by with these.

Notes: Both f.5.6 and 1/60, off camera light high camera right.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dirty Face #14 and #15

Waylon is running the camera (see remote in hand?) After a evening of cheetos. Wes managed them too well.
f8, 1/90, Flash foward pointing reflected back, silver reflector. 1/32 power, 70mm

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dirty Face # 13

After a rough day, Way settles in with some ice cream.

Evening Sun, f5.6, 1/45

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Photos 7-12

Wonderful Spring Day. Kids made some Mud Pies while Pappy and I worked on fence.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Faces 3-6

Just loaded in a program Loligo which allows me to view photos immediately on my monitor. Testing out the program with the boys, who had just finished up some ice cream. These are the beginning stages of my work with strobes and portraits. My entry into portraits.


On camera flash, everything on auto. Pointed at ceiling.
After these photos, more details are/were taken.
Recently purchased a can light from Orshlens and some ball bungees from wally world. Hopefully soon, I'll be adding a light stand, umbrella (most likely silver), and a second strobe.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The ones to start it all

The two photos that started it all. Photo 1 and Photo 2.
I can't wait until pasta night!
No real strobist information here, camera high right. My lovely assistant is hand holding the speedlight. I started taking better notes after this practice night.

Let's Get it started!

Here we go!

I have 2 young boys (and an undefined fetus on the way) who have inherited their father's ability to get food everywhere, so I figured, what the heck 'Lets take pictures.' One dark and stormy night, it happened almost randomly. I'm playing with new camera gear and the kids are wanting to be a part ("Take pictures dad, take pictures!" - Way.) So I loaded Way on the chair, didn't wipe his face clean, snapped a few photos and posted them. While crack'n a few jokes I said I need to start a 1,000 dirty faces blog...and Wala :) !