Thursday, December 31, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 50mm prime shooting at a 60th of a second with an f-stop of f/1.8 and an ISO of 400.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This was captured with the Nikon 50mm prime at 1/6000th of a second at f/1.8. My ISO is down at 100. The reason for the high shutter speed was this mug full of brushes was sitting in a window with direct access to the afternoon sunlight . . . it was streaming in the window giving me wonderful natural lighting to work with.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
This was shot with the 70-200mm Prime wide open at f2.8. Shutter speed was a 60th of a second and my ISO was way up to 800.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 70-200mm VR shooting at f2.8 with a shutter speed of 200th of a second. ISO is down to 100.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Captured at f2.8 - I focused on the tree branches, rather than the sun and clouds behind them. My shutter speed was set to 1/8000th of a second, ensuring that I would completely silhouette everything but the colorful backdrop. ISO is down to 100.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
This was captured with the Nikon 50mm prime at a 50th of a second with an f-stop of f/1.8. ISO is at 100.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
This was captured with the camera set to full manual mode. Shooting at a 30th of a second on a tripod. My aperture is set to f/1.8 and my ISO is down to 100. You simply turn off auto-focus and spin the dial to suit. It's a popular effect this time of year with all the bright, twinkling lights all around.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 50mm prime wide open at f1.8 with a shutter speed of 125th of a second. I bumped my ISO all the way up to 800 and used a very cool custom white balance to give the image a blueish hue.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
This was captured with the new Droid Eris smart phone. Processed using Adobe's Photoshop Ap. I boosted the saturation and darkened the shadows a touch.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 70-200mm VR at a 20th of a second at f/2.8 with an ISO of 100.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 70-200mm VR at f-2.8. Shooting at 800th of a second with an ISO of 100.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 50mm prime at f/1.8 with a shutter speed of 60th of a second. ISO is up to 400 on this one.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
This was captured with the Nikon 50mm prime at a 60th of a second at f/1.8 with an ISO of 100. I used natural lighting coming in from a dining room window to light the scene. As I do most of my shooting on Aperture Priority mode, the camera kept giving me a very hot image, meaning it was blowing out my highlights . . . switching to Manual mode and dialing in the correct shutter speed gave me the control I need to capture a nice image.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 50mm prime at f/1.8 with a shutter speed of 40th of a second. ISO is down to 100.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
A colleague of mine recently had great success with a photo of an egg. It was simply a perfect capture - broken open with yoke and shell expertly exposed on a reflective surface. I wanted to try a similar shot, but with the shell intact . . . lit with two flashes and standing on end. How do you get an egg to stand on end? Go ahead, try it . . . it's an old bar bet. Email me and I'll tell you how to do it . . . :-)
Captured with the Nikon 50mm prime at 60th of a second at f/4. Lit with two Nikon Speedlight controlled by the SU800 commander. ISO is down to 100.
Monday, December 14, 2009
This is our Holiday wreath hanging on the front door. . . Captured with the Nikon 50mm at a 90th of a second at f/5 with an ISO of 500.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Meet McGee . . . he's a new member of the family and the start of a Christmas tradition that has turned out to be a very fun holiday activity. McGee is part of a book called Elf on a Shelf. It's a wonderful book that comes with an toy elf that you place around the house each and every night leading up to Christmas Day. The elf, named by the book's new owner, reports back to Santa nightly and winds up in a different place in the house by morning. To our five year old, this is simply Christmas Magic at work . . . and it's just wonderful to see as both a parent and a grown-up.
Captured with the Nikon 50mm prime at a 40th of a second at f/1.8. My ISO was up to 400 for this shot as I used natural lighting. The big light orbs you see behind McGee are the lights from the Christmas tree. Shooting with a wide aperture gives you a nice, soft background for your subject to stand apart from.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
This was shot with the Nikon 70-200mm VR with Claudia, my muse in this case, sandwiched between to Nikon Speedlights and one TD-5 Spiderlite. My shutter speed was 60th of a second, f-stop at f2.8 and my ISO is down to 100.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Captured with the Sigma 10-20mm lens at an 80th of a second at f/4. ISO is set to 100.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 50mm prime wide open at f/1.8 at a 40th of a second. Most folks will tell you to shoot at a speed no less than the mm of the lens, but rules are meant to be broken . . . especially if you're going for artsy, I like I always am. ISO is up to 400 on this shot.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 50mm prime at a 30th of a second at f/1.8. Peyton held the SB900 over my shoulder as I shot. ISO is up at 400.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Captured with the Sigma 70-300 macro at a 250th of a second at f/5.6 with the Nikon SB900 lighting the scene. ISO is up to 400 for this.
Monday, December 7, 2009
This was captured with the Nikon 50mm prime shot wide open at f/1.8 at a 60th of a second with the Nikon SB900 flash firing from below. I used the SU800 commander on-camera to trigger the Speedlight remotely. ISO is down to 100.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 50mm shooting on full manual mode. My shutter speed was 250th of a second - the highest sync speed to captured a flash photograph. My f-stop was f/5.0 to make sure the front and back of the glass - and everything in between was in focus. I fired off two flashes - one lighting the background - the other lighting the glass from the side - with the Nikon SU800. I had my beautiful assistant - my wife - pour some mouthwash from a measuring cup into the glass and just fired away. Repeated the set-up three times to give me some different selections and - as is always the case with me - my very first shot is the one I choose! ISO is set to 100.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Captured with the Nikon 50mm Prime at f/1.8 shooting at a 60th of a second with the flash going off . . . love the explosions of light against the snow flakes . . .reminding me of headlights on the drive home!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Captured with the 50mm prime shot wide open at f/2.8 at a 40th of a second with an ISO of 100.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Shot with the Sigma 70-300 at a 60th of a second at f/4. I used the SU800 Commander to control both the SB800 & SB900 flashes. ISO is down to 100.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Ah, it's that time of year again . . . digging out the Holiday ornaments. We've started early this year, as I'll be hosting this year's Sparta Camera Club Holiday party. It's going to be a great time with fun and food - and even a print exchange! So I thought what better way to kick off December than with an image that conveys the holiday season!
Captured with the Nikon 50mm prime shot wide open at f/1.8. Shutter speed was half a second, thus a tripod was needed to get the shot. ISO is down to 100.