I did it! I shot a photograph a day in 2014 that utilized lighting (studio lights or flash units). I wanted to learn how to use lighting to make great photos – so this was my solution. I didn’t cheat either. Each day I shot a new photo (excluding 5 days during a family emergency). […]
f4.5 – 1/180 – Speedlight with shoot-through umbrella coming from top left. I used my pentax 85-200mm lens from the 1980’s. It’s a manual focus/aperture lens – so that’s fun!
1/180 – speedlight with mini-softbox coming from top right side. First photo using my new extension tubes. This one is just my 50mm lens with all three extension tubes added. Extension tubes allow for getting a bit closer than normal.
f8.0 – 1/180 – Speedlight with shoot-through umbrella coming from straight above. Small reflector on front right side. White foamcore blocking light to create background gradient. Lighting setup similar to what is explained here.
1/180 – First photo using a Pentax 80-200mm lens from the 80’s. I purchased an adapter to use this lens on my Canon camera. The focus and aperature are all manual – but the results are stunning. I love the background effect I get – the background was the neighbor’s yards.
f8.0 – 1/180 – Speedlight flagged off coming from back left. Mini soft-box as reflector on front right. Second speedlight unmodified aimed at background.
f8.0 – 1/180 – Speedlight with no modifier coming from below and behind subject.
f4.0 – 1/180 – Speedlight with blue gel below table aimed at background.
F4.0 – 1/180 – Speedlight with honeycomb grid coming from back left side. White reflector on right side. Christmas tree in background.