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#1 Sailjunkie

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:40 PM

Our assignment was simple.  One.  Red.  Balloon.  We could be as creative as we liked.  Our instructor described this as a "concept" shot.  The only was that the balloon had to feature prominently in the shot.

 

Sounds simple, right?  Guess again!  More than one of my original ideas was scuppered by lens and backdrop limitations.  Happily, my decision to rigorously apply the KISS principle coincided with Angela's decision to bake some cupcakes.  Voila!

 

Red%20Balloon-20190408-X3.jpg

 

I shot this with:

  • 2 Godox Sk-300 strobes and soft-boxes
  • 2 scrims
  • 1 small black card, to reduce brightness on lower camera right.

Camera settings:

  • ISO 64
  • 24-70 @ 38mm
  • 1/80 sec
  • f 16

My instructor loved it, especially the rich colours and contrast  He pointed out how I had managed to light the stem in between the 2 levels.

 

One nice side benefit:  a VERY yummy aftermath!  Thanks for looking everyone.  :)

 


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:55 AM

I fully agree with your instructor, Mark.

Love it!


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:23 AM

Very cool Mark.... and wow the clean up job... of the props :rolleyes: :D


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:22 AM

Oh wow love it !!!!!

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:11 PM

I fully agree with your instructor, Mark.

Love it!

 

Thank you, Herman.  :)


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:12 PM

Very cool Mark.... and wow the clean up job... of the props :rolleyes: :D

 

Thank you, Peter.  And the props were very tasty.  ;)


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:13 PM

Oh wow love it !!!!!

 

Thank you, Jim.  :)


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 02:16 PM

Good job Mark. Great presentation.


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:56 PM

Good job Mark. Great presentation.

 

Thank you, Dennis.  :)


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 02:51 PM

Simply and well stated. 


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 12:31 PM

Simply and well stated. 

 

Thank you, Phil.  :)


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