Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Strobist using Panasonic LX3

My wife wanted me to take a picture of a wallet which she intends to sell. She had a friend buy it from the States, but was not the exact model she was looking for... it's a Coach wallet btw...

I thought to myself... why not try out the LX3 with PocketWizards and see how it performs... so I set up my gear and this is the first time I'm trying this out with the LX3. It turned out to be no problem at all!

This picture was taken with 2 flashes. (1) Flash outside a home-made light tent on the right placed behind the wallet. (2) Flash in a softbox on the front right of the wallet.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Photoshoot: Z2H6 Band 'Six Men Stand'

Yesterday was the second photoshoot for the Z2H6 participants, and we had 3 groups to shoot. I was mainly focusing on doing the group shots, and here is a picture of the band 'Six Men Stand'... and they were indeed standing! :)

I was using 2 speedlights with 2 bounce umbrellas, one to my left and the other to my right. The one on the left was held higher up and angled downwards so as to be able to reach the person further back.

As all light stands and umbrellas, my fell while shooting the band 'Chasing Shadows' and the umbrella got "injured" in the process. Oh well... got to go buy some more umbrellas then...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Photoshoot: Z2H6 Band 'Beyond Saving'

Went out yesterday to Punggol again... but this time to shoot the Z2H6 bands. It was raining much worse yesterday, and once again, we could not shoot at the water's edge... so, the wet weather contingency kicked in, and we went to shoot under an LRT (Light Rail Transit) track.

I decided to try something new, so I placed a full CTO gel on the flash, and placed it in a reflective umbrella... adjusted my white balance on the camera to about 3050K and took the shot. I wanted to create a background that is more blueish and kind of surreal.

Here is a picture of a shot I took of the drummer from the band 'Beyond Saving'. Kind of like the bluish tinge in the background while maintaining the proper skin tones.