2013. február 28., csütörtök

24/52 It Is Alive

I’m late with the picture again, but if you follow my blog recently, you saw that I tend to be that way… This time I still blame it on my camera being broken, going to skicamp and concert photography work. So I’m full of excuses, but I really need to pull my project together.

As you may have read, my good old Canon 40D failed on me a little over two weeks ago and was on repairs for a week, sadly it had to get a new shutter, which is expensive business, but at least I have my own camera again and not a borrowed one. So now I finally got it back, I wanted to make a picture of the camera that’s a bit dark and mysterious and shows that it’s back and here to stay… okay, I may have overdramatized bit, but the idea was to make a cool pic of the camera :D

I wanted most of the 40D to be invisible, blending into the dark background, and only showing the lines and some of the top part of the cam. I won’t lie, it was very simple. I covered a cardboard box with a black cloth and propped my 5-in-1 reflector against it as a background, using the black side. You have to be careful not to let the light bleed onto the background, because otherwise the black will appear grey and the creases of the reflector will be visible.

I set a single speedlight, a YongNuo 560 II behind and above the camera, zoomed in to 35 mm, to control the light throw and avoid it from spilling onto the background. Told you, pretty darn simple…

Settings for the shot:
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Focal length: 50mm
Camera: Canon 550D/T2i + EF 50mm F1.8

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