Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lamphere, Painting with Light, f-stop 4.0, shutter speed 20.0, ISO 1600

Although I had wanted the subject to actually be under the water as it was falling, this compromise seemed more practical. I had to set up my camera on a tripod amidst the flowing water, which made me somewhat nervous, but it turned out well enough. Somewhat problematic were the gels I decided to use, consisting of extremely thin and fragile parchment paper that would tear at even the mention of water.

Lamphere, Painting with Light, F-stop 3.5, Shutter Speed 15.0, ISO 800

As I ruminated with increasing frustration on the failures of my previous experimentations, my gaze became fixated on the magnificent and humbling assembly of the heavens. The idea of the wrath of God became the impromptu theme of the picture. What this man did to incur the incomprehensible wrath of The Father is beyond any man's capacity to understand. So I try not to think about it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pete "Daddy Dolla" Naiukow is an aspiring professional wrestler and Venue Consultant for Absolute Entertainment, a mid Michigan promotion company. Naiukow's persona in the ring is a subtle mixture of pimp and wealthy showboater. The essence of his character is arrogant and extremely narcissistic. The pictures seems to accentuate these traits significantly. I had some difficulty with the back light because I couldn't figure out how to lower the light enough to bounce off the wall without flooding the picture. I'm probably just an idiot and missed something obvious.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I learned that you can be very creative with lighting arrangements, but also destructive if unwanted light leaks into the lens. Details are the key to a good picture.