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Tear Sheets

05 October 2018 - 11:38 PM

After only one month, I can truthfully say that Project 52 is helping me learn new things with every assignment.  


In our latest assignment, I learned that ad agencies use tear sheets, to prove to the client that the ad was actually published.  Our assignment was to go through magazine ads and identify ads that we thought that we could realistically duplicate with the resources available to us. 




I LOVE camera lenses!  :)




Thanks for looking everyone.  :)




24 September 2018 - 11:44 PM

Our second Project 52 assignment was to create a vision statement, then use an image to illustrate it.  My vision:  I love making images because they help me to tell stories about people, animals, events, objects and scenery.




Believe it or not, I shot this with a 70-300 lens, using 95mm focal length.  For lighting I used two 300W studio strobes that I recently acquired.  I didn't bother with modifiers.


ISO 64

Shutter Speed 1/100



The big challenge was making sure that light fall-off was kept to an absolute minimum.  I really had to play with this, and wound up using almost full power on both strobes.  However, I eventually got the "look" that I was after.


This was the first time that I have used strobes.  I can guarantee you that it won't be the last.


Thanks for looking everyone.  :)

Wine Bottles (Image Heavy)

06 September 2018 - 11:55 PM

Hi everyone,


One of my camera club's summer assignments was bottles.  By happy coincidence, we bought some wine during our Okanagan holiday.  :D   Because photographing wine bottles has previously been outside my "wheel house", I would welcome some feedback before I submit them.











I shot all images at 

  • ISO 64
  • f11
  • 1/125 sec

For lighting I used a speedlight that was either behind a home-made scrim or mounted in a Westcott soft-box.  I also used a white core foam core on the opposite side of the speed-light.


Thanks for looking, everyone.  :)

Disappearing Nik PS Plug-ins

01 September 2018 - 03:13 PM

The latest Photoshop CC 2018 Upgrade has made my Nik plug-ins disappear.  While I used to know how to re-install them, I'm embarrassed to admit that I have completely forgotten.  Does anyone remember how?  Many thanks in advance.  :wub: