Monthly Archives: March 2009

New Tutorial, Book Review & More!

Starting of this week, every week a new tutorial will be published in the In-Depth series, keep watching.

Reminder: All turorials, reviews & tips are available in the Tutorials, Reviews & Tips on the top of the right menu.

Jaffo streets @ Night (HDR)

The following photograph was taken last Thursday in Jaffo.

1.6 – 30 Sec @ f/8, ISO 160 | Canon 5D with Canon 16-35 f/2.8L

Web Highlight – South Park Recession

The first 3 minutes were just presented in Com.Vention 2009 (Hebrew). a must see:

Angela Portraits, Part 4 (last one)

This is the 4th part (last one in the series) of the photography session I had with Angela last weekend.
Background and further details can be found here.

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1/200 Sec @ f/4, ISO 200 | Canon 5D with Canon 100mm Macro
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1/200 Sec @ f/4, ISO 10 | Canon 5D with Canon 70-200 f/4L
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1/200 Sec @ f/4, ISO 200 | Canon 5D with Canon 70-200 f/4L

Angela Portraits, Part 3

This is the 3rd post of Angela portraits following a session we had over the last weekend. Background and further details can be found here.

1/200 Sec @ f/4, ISO 50 | Canon 5D with Canon 100mm Macro
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1/200 Sec @ f/6.3, ISO 160 | Canon 5D with Canon 100mm Macro
1/200 Sec @ f/5.6, ISO 100 | Canon 5D with Canon 70-200mm

Angela Portraits, Part 2

This is the 2nd post of Angela portraits following a session we had over the last weekend. Background and further details can be found here.

1/200 Sec @ f/4, ISO 50 | Canon 5D with Canon 100mm Macro
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1/200 Sec @ f/4, ISO 250 | Canon 5D with Canon 70-200mm

I’m personally unsatisfied from the way the lights fall on Angela face on the 3rd image but I think the photo still worth publishing. This is something I will improve for the next time…

Angela Portraits, Part 1

I’ve decided to get into using artificial lights. So far my experience was based on installing my Canon 580II flash on the hot shoe and using it as fill flash.

In order to gain some knowledge on the topic I did some preparations, mainly by reading on the strobist blog. It was clear that for high quality portraits I will need to improvise as I dont have the right equipment (like umbrellas, light stands and so on).
For the task I used my Canon 5D together with 16-35, 100mm Macro & 70-200 f/4L together with 2 Canon 580II flashes (one was borrowed from a colleague) operated remotely by using Canon wireless transmitter. Due to the fact that this is all I had, I needed to improvise how to locate the lights in the scene. One flash was glued on top of my tripod head and was used together with Sto-Fen OMNI-BOUNCE on top. The 2nd flash was used mounted on the flash kit table stand and positioned on ground (mostly as background light) or in higher positioning when possible.

Leaving equipment aside, I was looking for a beautiful lady to join the project. Luckily, Angela, a colleague of mine, happily jumped on board. The photography session started in broken abandoned house in Bat Shlomo.

1/200 Sec @ f/4, ISO 160 | Canon 5D with Canon 16-35mm
1/200 Sec @ f/4, ISO 160 | Canon 5D with Canon 16-35mm
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1/200 Sec @ f/4, ISO 320 | Canon 5D with Canon 100mm Macro

More photos will be published soon…