To read MORE about that event – ck out THIS link.
I am SO GLAD I kept it …
To find out what the world I kept, read the link below. ; )
Here is a follow-up blog about the making of my January 2013 Promo Piece.
[below is the previous blog about going to Strawn Texas]
THIS is my January 2013 Promo Piece.
Lighting Diagram of The Robinson School House:
My Nikon D4 settings were: ISO 50, f/2 & 1/160 with a 35mm lens.
Outside was one of my assistants holding the light so that the wind wouldn’t blow it over. ; )
It was a cold grey day, and I wanted to emulate afternoon light, so I used 2 full CTO (orange) gels on a dynalite (jack rabbit) (at half power out of 400 watts), powered by a Vagabond Mini Lithium.
Inside, I used a medium softbox with a velcro grid to control my main light (dynalite – jack rabbit) (at 1/8th power out of 400 watts) – with another Vagabond Mini Lithium.
Side note: I often have to use ND filters even though these 400 watt lights can be dialed down to 1/8th power.
We had lunch at Mary’s Cafe and arrived at the school house around 2pm. A little over an hour later we were done and ready to head back east.
Already planning my NEXT Promo Piece.
Did a quick camera test with the AMAZING Nikon D800. I wanted to shoot a high ISO and compare it to my Nikon D4.
I am looking to invest in THIS camera and wanted to make my final decisions by testing the ISO. Shot video with it on a recent assignment and LOVED the results.
I was able to match to colors relatively close.
These were shot with the D800, 35mm lens.
f/2, 1/125 and ISO 5000
THIS was shot at f/1.8, 1/125 and ISO 5000.
Lit with the flash light app on my iphone 5
It passed my test. The D800 will make for a GREAT companion to my D4.
2013 is the year that I am adding video to the services I provide.
I have always had that plan in the back of my mind, but nothing was very defined until NOW.
I have a life-style/video shoot THIS weekend so I am getting all my gear prepped and ready.
Video gear listed:
* Nikon D4 & D600
* 2 Sennheiser mics – ew 100 G2
* Rycote Hot Shoe Extension Bar
* BeachTek DXA-5Da (attaches to bottom of camera with 2 XLR adaptors)
* Sony Professional head phones – MDR-7506
* 7″ Widescreen monitor – with batteries
* Starlite QL with 1000 watt bulb & a rheostat – I use a 1/2 CTB (blue) gel to convert tungsten to daylight
* Medium SilverDome nxt – for hot lights (and a small one too)
* Arri 650 Tungsten Fresnel – WITH GLOVES ; )
I recently shot an assignment for Texas Health Physicians Group – Texas Spine, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation in Denton.
They wanted me to photograph the Doctors & PAs in their library, so after I set everything up and was about ready to shoot, I showed them THIS …
The Doctors all started laughing and said “Are WE Doctor or Lawyers??!!??”
I had such a GRAND time with this group that I began to think … ‘WHAT could I do to myself so that one of them could be MY Doctor?!?!?’
After much contemplation, I decided that the experience of photographing them was enough for me. ; )
I FINALLY got to take another “black & white polaroid” portrait with my Mamiya RB 67.
I had been wanting to do this since we moved in [to South Side on Lamar] back in mid November.
I pulled out my Light Meter app on my iphone and HERE is what we got.
I scanned it, did a small amount of touch ups, and mission accomplished.
The polaroid speed is 3000, shot at f/4.0 @ 1/60th (cloudy day), with a 150mm lens.