A photo here for every day of the year…

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Day 098

April 12, 2011

“Got Chalked”

I had to do some film photos in Downtown LA for class – but I wanted to get some digital shots as well. The passer-by’s of the 110 freeway over 4th street!

Got Chalked

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f4.5
Exposure: 1/60th secs
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 130mm
Time Taken: 9:08pm
Editing: Lightroom 3.3
Flash: List Shortly


Day 072

March 17, 2011

“Me want some clovers!”

HA! Took the Giant and stuffed his mouth with clovers for St. Patty’s Day.
Speedlight 580EX II

Me want some clovers

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f10
Exposure: 1/50th sec
ISO: 4000
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 8:53pm
Editing: Lightroom & Photoshop
Flash: Speedlight 580EX II


Day 060

March 5, 2011

“Neon Food Coloring is FUN!”

Didn’t know what to do for my photo today. I was staring at my bedroom floor where lie empty water bottles that didn’t make it to the recycle. I was playing with food coloring yesterday so that hit in my mind and here we are. Its not exactly what I wanted but time was running out and Im super tired.
Speedlite 580EXII was lit under and up behind the water bottles against a white foam board. Another white foam board is under it with a piece of plexiglass.

Neon Food Coloring is FUN!

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f5
Exposure: 1/500th sec
ISO: 2500
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 10:30 pm
Editing: Adobe LR / CS5 Photoshop
Flash: Speedlite EX-II almost full power


Day 059

March 4, 2011

“The dolphin appeared”

High Speed Sync – Stopping water can make amazing things appear… can you find the dolphin?

Used a Speedlite 580EX-II off camera slightly to the left with a blue gel. Two lights on either side of the white plate slightly behind it and white foam board behind. I added pinkish purple food coloring in the water because the water clear color was coming out too light. If I tweaked the contrast a bit, you could see it, but I actually liked how the food coloring came out!

I zoomed into this photo and it looks like a dolphin is coming out of the water… I think its the coolest thing in the world!!! I couldn’t do that if I TRIED!

More photos of the same shoot HERE ON FLICKR … Click link and scroll down

The dolphin appeared

One more – I just loved it too!
Drop 2

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f7.1
Exposure: 1/800th sec
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 9:02 pm
Editing: Adobe LR
Flash: Speedlite EX-II W/High Speed Sync


Day 050

February 23, 2011

“A bed of sick”

Woke up not feeling well, had to get up at 5am to drive to Bellflower Court House, School, Massage, so naturally its a LAZY pic day, not feeling so hot so this is reflected in my low maintenance shot! Made my hair a little messier and warped my face a little to make it more sickly… LOL

A Bed of Sick

Here is the setup for the shot….

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f4.0
Exposure: 1/13th sec AP Mode
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 7:54 pm
Editing: Photoshop CS5 Minor Adjustments
Flash: Speedlite 580EX II – with diffuser


Day 049

February 22, 2011

“My Camera Lunchbox”

I had some funny inspiration today for this photo… a friend did the same thing www.flickr.com/photos/louish/5469290620/in/contacts/ but my picture is the lunchbox version.

I have now put the comments and labels on each of the items. FLICKR PIC HERE Enjoy!

My Camera Lunchbox

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: Multiple
Exposure: Multiple
ISO: Multiple
Focal Length: Multiple
Time Taken: Multiple
Editing: Lightroom 3.3 & Photoshop CS5 Minor Adjustments
Flash: Off Camera – Speedlite 580EX II – with 0.5 CTO Filter


Day 048

February 21, 2011

“A Splash of H2O”

I wanted to try this for a while. I am limited on lighting so I did what I could… 2 tungsten lamps, Plexiglass, White Foam Board, and 1 Speedlite 580EX-II with CTO to correct for the tungsten lighting and used high speed sync. I poured a bottle of water into the wine glass.

A Splash of H2O
SETUP for Day048

Here is the setup for the shot….

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f5.0
Exposure: 1/640th sec
ISO: 640
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 10:52 pm
Editing: Lightroom 3.3 & Photoshop CS5 Minor Adjustments
Flash: Off Camera – Speedlite 580EX II – with 0.5 CTO Filter


Day 047

February 20, 2011

“The Wizard”

This is a statue that has been in my parents house since I was a kid… its so strange… anyway because its a wizard and has stars I decided to cut out a star and create a star shaped hood for the lens to get the star bokeh in the background. I used my Speedlite 580EX-II offcamera to just barely light the statue to give it an eerie look.

The wizard

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f1.4
Exposure: 1/60th sec
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 10:30 pm
Editing: Lightroom 3.3 & Photoshop CS5
Flash: Off Camera – Speedlite 580EX II – with 0.5 CTO Filter & Custom Star Hood Cutout


Day 046

February 19, 2011

“Turtle Butterfly Bokeh Lights”

Okay so this didn’t get where I wanted it to, due to space. I went as far back as I could with the 50mm 1.4 lens but the butterflies didn’t come out. I had to take 2 steps back and at that point the butterflies in the lights came out but it was hand held and no room for tripod… (need a bigger living room???)

So now I know I CAN do it, I will play around more with it tomorrow. I wanted to get a picture before 12am…. so this will have to do. 🙂

Below was the intended bokeh effect…

Turtle Butterfly Bokeh Lights

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f1.4
Exposure: 1/25th sec
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 10:57 pm
Editing: Photoshop CS5
Flash: Off Camera – Speedlite 580EX II – with 0.5 CTO Filter & Custom Butterfly Hood Cutout


Day 043

February 16, 2011

“Liquid Gels”

I know, its kinda wrong… but I love the color of the Aleve Liquid Gels! So pretty! 🙂 Desaturated the photo and just brought out the color of the pills.

Liquid Gels

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f5
Exposure: 1/160th sec. Exposure Bias +0.7
ISO: 250
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 10:34 pm
Editing: Desaturation in CS5
Flash: Speedlite 580EX II