Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Newark New Clients

Newark Shoot 6
Originally uploaded by Arclight Images

Publicity photos for a great Newark, NJ company.
Lighting- SB900 in an Apollo softbox camera left....SB28 behind and camera right for rim light.

Top Gear

I'm getting ready for a corporate shoot tomorrow with limited time and space for equipment so I'm checking out which gear to take and which to leave behind. Seems like a good time to complete my list of Top Photo Gear on Amazon.
Top Photo Gear on Amazon

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Portraits 1

Fall Portraits 1
Originally uploaded by Arclight Images

I always look forward to one particular school that I shoot portraits because they prefer to have them outside instead of the standard plain background.

-SB-600 in a shoot-thru umbrella camera right and close to the subject for wrap around lighting,
-SB-26 in a silver umbrella camera left.
-Both flashes have a 1/4 CTO gel on them to warm up the strobes so they match the sunny daylight.
-White balance is set to 'sunny' and I dialed in -2 to add a little blue.
-Shot in manual mode with the ISO at 200.
-Aperture at 5.6 so the background is blurry but the depth of field can't be too narrow since kids fidget.
-Shutter set to 1/200 to make the background 1-stop darker than the subject so they pop out.