Thursday, January 10, 2013

Nothing Unusual

January 10, 2013

After spending time doing chores, which consisted mainly of chopping, stacking and sorting firewood, I thought it'd be great to go for a walk with the kid. We strolled into town, stopping at Schubert's for a treat. She was excited when I let her order a pastry, as big as her head, covered with sprinkles!

January 9, 2013

Alex came over today for a portrait session. He's a new novel coming out soon, and needed some images for the cover. We also just had fun playing around with an old skull I happen to have. It was fun to set up lighting again after not doing so for over a year.

Alex Bledsoe
Alex Bledsoe converses with an ancestor.

The set up was simple as I wanted to skip using my radio triggers for a change. Two 580exII flashheads were mounted on light stands. One was connected to my camera's hotshoe using a 30' ETTL cord I'd bought ages ago, but rarely use. I set it as the "master," and placed it at 4 o'clock to the subject. I also added a Harbor Digital Design lightbox, with a 1/2 cut CTO gel. The second unit was stationed at roughly 10 o'clock to the subject, and set to "slave mode." It too had light modifiers, and was gelled. Once I was finished with getting things set to where I liked the look, we then just had fun.

January 8, 2013

I felt a little under the weather, as did Teri. Usually on Tuesdays we have a short, mini-date while Freja is at dance class. Sometimes we just relax at home, or we go for a walk, or even go for a glass of wine in town. Today though, we just went for a drive in order for me to get a shot of "something." We didn't go far, just around the outside of town. As the sun set I noticed how the light fell on the fields.

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