Sunday, October 18, 2009

f-stop 3.5, shutter speed 0.6, ISO 200
Jesse "Hollywood" Thwaites stands on a roof overlooking Mitchell Street in Cadillac, Michigan. Thwaites is a Cadillac native who loves the night life. We chose this spot to make the picture because the fence provides an interesting backdrop. Some of the strobe spilled onto the fence from the reflector paper in this picture, adding some contrast between the fence and the street behind it.

f-stop 5.6, shutter speed 1/200, ISO 200
Jesse "Hollywood" Thwaites wields a chainsaw with sinister intentions. This picture was taken behind his house next to the wood pile. I used a strobe with a piece of yellow construction paper taped over the flash. I then taped a piece of white reflective paper to the shed on the left hand side. I bounced the warm light from the strob onto the reflective paper to light Jesse.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

f-stop 4.8, shutter speed 1/160, ISO 200

The theme of this picture is Santa's jealousy over Halloween, and how he chooses to cope with the emotional frustration. I used a softbox behind and to the left of the pumpkin, with a white reflector opposite to bring out the face. We tried using another softbox with an umbrella to light the face, but it blew out the picture too much.

f-stop 4.0, shutter speed 1/200, ISO 200

Instruments and music is the obvious theme of this picture. The objects are a ukulele, harmonica, flute, and accordian. The sheet music is actually guitar tabulature, but nobody has to know that. I used a soft box behind the objects with a white reflector to lighten up the front a bit.