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Family Portrait with Peanut Butter and Roller Coaster | by David Blackwell.
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Family Portrait with Peanut Butter and Roller Coaster

When I set up the lights for the previous shot I wanted to pull focus and needed Olga to model for me. I was shooting tethered and watching the laptop screen and not Olga's antics in my back.


When I triggered the camera to check the light setup this is what came out. I had to laugh so hard. So I decided to use this shot of Olga and a take-out shot of mine and create a family portrait with it.


I am very happy with the result, I have to say. I'm still laughing out loud every time I look at it. That is who we are at heart! :-) Any similarity on my part with dead comedians is plainly intentional.


Strobist: 1 Dlite 4 at 4.5 into large softbox right of camera in front of subject, 1 Dlite at 5.5 into large Octa camera left and behind the subject, 1 white reflector camera left and in front of the subject.


Health warning: Looking at this in the lightbox may melt down your brain.

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Taken on August 27, 2011