Featured Photo: May 8, 2010

Stu­dio Flash por­trait.

Tech specs:

Canon 30D + Canon 17–85mm f/4–5.6 IS; Pho­to­genic strobe (sin­gle) with a soft­box. I don’t re­mem­ber what pow­er set­ting it was on.

1/125 at f/11.0; ISO 100. f=72mm

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Featured Photo: March 29, 2010

For lunch to­day, I went home to eat and in­stead of  dri­ving back, I walked through Lor­ing Park tak­ing pic­tures on the way. A lot of then were snap­shots were I would take the pic­ture and move on with­out see­ing how it looked. Here is one look­ing up at a tree sil­hou­et­ted by the sun.

Tree in Lor­ing Park, March 29, 2010

Tech Specs:

Canon 30D + Canon 17–85mm f/4–5.6 IS. 1/3200” at f/8 and ISO 200. f=17mm.

Elements of Light: Color

This part of the El­e­ments of Light is fo­cus on the use of col­or as an ac­cent­ing fea­ture of shot.

In this shot, I used a bot­tle of Irish Manor Leg­endary Irish Cream Liqueur that the PHDI de­part­ment has as a prop.

Irish Manor Leg­endary Irish Cream Liqueur

To light this shot, I used two lights, a main light and a col­or light. The main light is bare with a large scrim in front of it soft­en­ing the light. The col­or light has two blue gels in front of it which both knocks down the amount of col­or, but also makes it a bit more in­tense. I also used is a re­flec­tor next to the col­or light and one next to the main light. Both re­flect in the bot­tle pro­vid­ing form. Con­tin­ue read­ing “El­e­ments of Light: Col­or”

Medium Format: Dundas

I shot the fol­low­ing three shots with a medi­um for­mat Mamiya 645 cam­era sys­tem. I used the fol­low­ing lens­es 45mm f/2.8, 80mm f/2.8, 150mm f/4.

The as­sign­ment was to shoot a city and what bet­ter city to  use than the small town of Dun­das, Min­neso­ta. In­stead of the typ­i­cal city scenes, I shot along the Can­non Riv­er and go some nice land­scapes with­in the city lim­its.

The first scene is on the riv­er where a spring lets out into the riv­er. The spring is far­ther up the hill and re­sults in some nice open wa­ter.


The sec­ond scene is of the walk bridge be­tween the east and west sides of Dun­das.

Walk Bridge

The third scene is with the Archibald Mill.

Archibald Mill

Tech Specs:

Mamiya 645 with Il­ford FP4+ (ASA 125) film. Shots were about f/11, 1/125 at ASA 125. For those that don’t know ASA is the same as ISO speed.