Friday, January 15, 2010

Parsippany Stand In

12-22 MUA-2
Originally uploaded by Arclight Images

I was set to shoot some TFP work for an MUA in Parsippany NJ and one of the models canceled. The MUA's boyfriend's little sister stepped in and did a great job.

Strobist - SB600 with DIY Beauty dish above camera...white reflector on floor on left side...SB900 with grid behind and camera right....retouched in Lr.

Great MUA - TaraLynne
Mayhem #1398079

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Let Them Shoot Cake

Originally uploaded by Arclight Images

Long Island Food Show
Strobist - Camera in right hand....SB600 with Lumiquest 3 small softbox in left hand. I tried to get behind the food with the strobe.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Does Scott Kelby Sleep?

Do I really need to join the hordes that blow smoke up Scott Kelby's Chimney....well, yes, but not because he's great with Photoshop. This may not qualify as something you can do with just your ears, but during your lunch break you can watch a great photographer work in their studio. You get to see Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, and other pros tweek a strobe or relax a model, see what softbox they use or lens they choose. Kelby Training and D-Town accomplish this brilliantly.

Besides the photoshop tutorials that Scott is known for, Kelby Training has days worth of video on everything from off-camera flash to contract negotiation.

D-Town is free, available as a podcast, and focused primarily on the camera and gear and less on studio lighting or the photography business. You can also search for them on You Tube to see even more.