I was asked to take a new profile picture so I tried a new lighting setup to keep things interested. I found a portrait (which I can’t find anymore) that I tried to mimic by guessing the light setup from the picture. Nice exercise and I’m quite happy with the result.
Another camera clubber Niko has this wonderful vw beetle which is pretty photogenic, so I asked if it could be a model in my photo series. JP is moving to southern Finland but he managed to find time to model one more time (but hopefully not last). So we had a group together and we headed to the center of Kuopio. For lights we used Yongnuo speedlights and took several images that were then put together in photoshop. It was a cloudy day and it was getting dim so we managed to emulate the night pretty easily.
I saw this as a drawing somewhere and thought that I could be time to start doing images after the summer. Everything was on the floor (forgot to take a picture, again) and I was standing on a bench, reaching over the target. On a computer I didn’t like the paper colour I selected so it changed and the cord was way too long so it was shortened.
I was watching Joel Grimes video about his one light portrait setup and since my son just turned 18 we gave it a try. I usually like to shoot portraits with a long lens but the wide-angle seems to work too. This could be especially handy on the road in small places. Just light, beauty dish and a black sheet.
Summer is the time to take pictures that I don’t usually take. I was sitting on the backyard swing when I noticed this squirrel climbing on an apple tree that is in a full bloom. I rushed to get my camera and took some pictures. These squirrels are actually a bit of nuisance since their are so domesticated that they run over the table, grill and such all the time. Only plus point is that they are very easy to photograph.