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we scare because we care

[25/365] We scare because we care - Henry J. Waternoose, Monsters, Inc.


Recently I went into Borders and they had a sale on various soft toys. I just had to get a whole bunch of them (for the kids, obviously (yeah, right!)). One of those toys was Domo, a Japanese brown thing with big mouth and sharp teeth.


Domo seems to be the third most popular subject to shoot on Flickr - right after "a cup of bokeh" and "a portrait with a thoughtful caption". Gotta follow the trend and shoot meself some Domo.


The lighting setup was quick and dirty, I didn't have time to think about light modifiers so I used two bare flashes and another one reflected from a piece of white cardboard. The red "eyes" on the background is me swinging a flashing red LED light. For this I had to put the camera on tripod and remote release it with my Yongnuo RF-602. The shutter speed was 4 seconds to allow me to paint the red "eyes".


So there you have it: backlighting, two gels and light painting in one shot.


Strobist info:

* Canon 20D | 70-200 | f/2.8 | 4s | RAW

* Sunpak 5000AF @1/16 135mm w/ a 1/3 blue gel, far right (6 feet away)

* Sunpak 5000AF @1/64 135mm far left w/grid snoot

* Sunpak 4000AF @1/16 80mm left w/ 1/8 CTO gel firing into white card


Strobist setup shot: click here


TOTW - Mythology. Monsters are mythical aren't they.

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Taken on January 25, 2010