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A Very Shiny Object

18 October 2018 - 11:55 PM

This week's assignment was to make an image of a very shiny object.  While the final result is very pleasing, I can tell you that it is easier said than done.




I shot this with



ISO 64


1/125 sec.

Tamron 24-70 @ 70mm


For lighting, I used a Godox SK300 strobe with a softbox, behind a home-made scrim and a black card..  On the other side, I used a Yongnuo YN685 speedlight in a Westcott Apollo Softbox.  I also used several white foam core fill cards.


I used both LR and PS.  I followed Don's suggestion by adding a curves adjustment layer and masking out the speculars.


Thanks for looking everyone.  :)


Firmware Update for the D850

18 October 2018 - 12:41 PM

Hot off the presses.  :)



Latest Adobe Updates

15 October 2018 - 01:02 PM

Courtesy of Nikon Rumours



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.  :)