I set up my studio today to work on some lighting techniques, specifically Rembrandt lighting. I used a two light set up and a bounce flash to support the main light. I shot using my 18 – 55 mm lens at a 200 ISO, an aperture of f5.6 and a shutter of 1/125. The flash was set with a +¼ compensation. I shot using a remote control and live view on the camera. I then processed the raw images through Lightroom and then Photoshop. Below are some examples from the shoot and you can see the full gallery here.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
The day was very overcast and gray. However I did get some OK shots. I shot at an ISO of 200 on aperture priority set at 9.0f. All the shot were taken from a sitting position on the cold hard curb. You can see all the pictures here "St. Patrick's Day Parade"
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Today I went to the US Botanical Gardens to see the orchid display. This year the theme was “Orchid Symphony.” The display was not as big as nor have as many orchids as previous years. However, the moss instruments covered in orchids and the timing of the fountains to the classical music playing was nice. The music and water fountains provided a relaxed atmosphere in the main gallery of the gardens, which is why I think many people were sitting on the benches admiring the beauty of the flowers. I went within the first hour of the gardens opening for the day so it was not crowded yet but by the time I left a lot of people were starting to come in.