Monday, January 24, 2011

Fun with Toys!

I got a hold of the boy's toys and was able to take a few practice shots while trying to figure out Nikons Creative Lighting feature.  Unwired the flashes to see how the pics would turn out.  Idea for using toys comes from Pop Photo magazine as thier reader competition of the month.  Problem is, they never post the contest online in a convienent manner.

Take a gander at the results...
This was a stacking toy that was Henry's.  Laid it on its side and shot a flash through, at somewhat of an angle.

stats: D90, 18-105@85; F10, EV -0.7, 1/60, ISO 200

Followed up by Way's Harmonica.  It's sitting on the Harmonica box with Hanks stacking toys providing the color reflection at the top.  decreased the blacks in ACR to give more detail. I do like where you can see the word blues on top of the harmonica.

This is my fav. of the series.

stats: D90, 18-105@85; F10, EV -0.7, 1/60, ISO 200

Legs of a caterpillar music box toy. I like the spacing of the legs. May use this one if I can only submit 1 photo. Window light in the primary light here.
D90, 18-105@85; F10, EV 0.0, 1/40, ISO 200

Back lit this photo to make the eyes glow.  I thought it was rather cool :)

D90, 18-105@85; F10, EV -1.3, 1/40, ISO 200


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