A capture from a recent shoot in Oakland. Laurie & Ziggy were heroic, running up and down the steepest part of the street for 45 minutes… Also, a streamlined 1-head White Lighting kit saved the day (the “big pack” is in the shop with a fried sync plug). The single light and relatively dinky umbrella make for pretty unsophisticated lighting, but work well to give this image a heavy dose of dramatic contrast. Also, using a low-powered monolight made for an easy balance with the sky exposure. This was my first strobe-lit shot I can remember shot at higher than ISO 200…
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Well, regular-gas-powered location work anyway, but what kind of headline is that? I recently chucked our old battery packs in favor of a smooth-running Honda and life on location has never been better! I’ve enjoyed the added power, unlimited strobe pops, and even modeling lights (a rare luxury away from AC power).
The current generation of Honda inverter generators, including this “EU 2000i,” are smooth and quiet and put out power fit for delicate photo gear. It’s a little like having a 4-stroke lawnmower in the background, Read the rest of this entry »
Polaroids, that is. I’m bringing them back, or at least taking advantage of the efforts the good people at FujiFilm are making to bring them back. Last year saw the end of the Polaroid company’s timeless instant film, but then was born from the ashes the FujiFilm Instax system.
I bought one recently, the Instax 200, for $40 and started churning out instant floppy prints like back in the day. Read the rest of this entry »