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355/365 – LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT

Day 355 of the 365 Journey

Originally this shot started out as a “Back to the basics shot”. It ultimately turned into an airplane trying to mow me down! Why is there a plane in my living room? I’m trying to do my shot for the day and here comes this 747 barreling through!

 

Seriously though; I’ve always liked shots where you actually see the lights in the image. I think one of biggest fears; or apprehensions rather about photography that most people have is “off camera flash”; strobes. As intimidating as off camera flash can be; it opens up a world of creative possibilities. I purchased a set of DVD’s a long time ago produced by a photographer names Zach Arias. He created this series called OneLight Workshop. All throughout the series he stresses the point that if you don’t learn ANYTING else from the series remember this, “Aperture controls your flash exposure and shutter speed controls your ambient light.”

 

“Aperture controls your flash exposure, Shutter speed controls your ambient light.”

“Aperture controls your flash exposure, Shutter speed controls your ambient light.”

“Aperture controls your flash exposure, Shutter speed controls your ambient light.”

I swear even if you don’t pick up the DVD’s or you never look him up, if you are at all interested in learning about off camera flash….engrave this into your brain.

 

“Aperture controls your flash exposure, Shutter speed controls your ambient light.”

 

As you start shooting more, it will become 2nd nature!

Setup shot:

www.flickr.com/photos/grizzelle/4324608962/

 

Strobist INFO:

Shutter Speed 1/200

Aperture 5.6

ISO 100

Lens – Tamron 27-75

Focal Length 44mm

White Bal – 6700 Calvin ( I forgot to reset my WB from yesterday…..AND the day before)

Setup time: 15 mins

580exII at 1/32 power 3 ft behind subject at 45 degree angle (camera right)

580exII at 1/32 power 3 ft behind subject at 45 degree angle (camera left)

Flashpoint Monolight 1220 at 1/16 power with gridded snoot 3 ft above camera aimed down at subjects face.

 

Flashpoint Monolight 1820 at 1/16 power with 32’’ softbox just above camera (subject center) 7 ft from subject

Early Evening – 8:23 pm – Low ambient light

Lights and camera shutter release triggered via Pocket Wizard’s and cables and timer.

 

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Taken on February 1, 2010