Monday, April 25, 2011

Review Yn560 & assignment black on black

 I while back I posted about a great find: speedlights similar to the canon 580ex, but at a price under $100. Being a photography student and in the need for multiple lights I purchased a few.

     I have now had a couple chances to test theses litte guys out, both indoors and outdoors and I am VERY impressed.

    Advance lighting assignment ( no I am no longer enrolled at AIS, but that doesn't stop the homework!) :
 Black on black

   I set up a studio in my bedroom,

      A bed sheet is used for my background. I used one Yn560 attached to the tv for my main light, at full power, and flagged with a square piece of foam. Reflectors where then placed strategically around the Carbonio fins to highlight as needed. I noticed the bottom was having problems being lit, so I added a second Yn560 set to low power, as a key light on the floor.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Birthday photo shoot.

      By turning 26 I have crossed the line , I have now lived over a third of my life! Reflecting on my past has gotten me excited for the next 50 years of adventures!

    So for this birthday, I decided to celebrate by having a fun photo shoot with Brit. Her Auntie was nice enough to get a very fancy private pool arranged for us to use ( thank you ). The pool itself was absolutely amazing. It was so clean the water was as clear as air!

    I started off by using my 50mm lens. I really want to perfect my ability with this lens as I think it's a mandatory portrait lens even for underwater use.

underwater portrait, by underwater photographer, derek broussard,

Next, some wide angle shots in the deep end of the pool.
Underwater fashion,

underwater model diving into the water

Then over to the shallow end of the pool.

Underwater fashion shoot playing with reflection