Ambra

Part of the Bank Robber shoot.

Strobist: Vivitar 285HV taped to ceiling above the table @ 1/4 power, optically triggered.

Nikon SB-600 camera right, 1/8th power (maybe 1/4), trigged by G.I. Cactus.

Nikon SB-26 into silver umbrella camera left @ 1/4 power triggered with built in optical slave.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 22nd June 2008, This photo: 3:40pm

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Comments

  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Gee, the complexity of the lights setup sure gives impressive results. Great looking model too Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    I am somewhat annoyed I didn't spot the hotspot on her nose though... bugger. It's in both shots too.
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    That's great Dave - came out really well.
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    David de Groot wrote I am somewhat annoyed I didn't spot the hotspot on her nose though...
    I didn't really notice it until you mentioned it. If you aren't happy with it, do a little burning in PP. That'd fix it up.
    Nice drama shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mike :)
    That's true Warwick, but my burning skills need some work, esp. with skin tones. Far better to have got the light/pose right to start with.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Bank robber shoot? - geez I need to get out more :-)
    Dave the so called "Hot Spot" on the nose gives the face some depth. I would leave it alone. (Unless the girl with the gun doesnt like is so much and wants it removed - then it's a case of "Yes Maam - I am not worthy!" :-)
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    Yes, "practice makes perfect" but it's still very hard to get everything working just right :)
    haha - I agree. Let the girl with the gun decide.
  • David de Groot said:
    Good point. I guess I'm just endlessly self-critical when it comes to these things.
    That's true - although I had a pretty good idea what I wanted, lighting wise, at the time, and these small details you don't notice too well on the screen on the back of the camera.
  • shonkathan said:
    The light on her jacket is superb as is the hair. Unlike the other shot I think the bunny wabbit is a distraction in this one (kill woger wabbit)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, I didn't notice the bunny at the time... Might be a PS job...
    Update - Bunny removed - definitely looks better.
  • Xenedis said:
    That's not a real .45ACP. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well no, since I doubt I'd be keeping a pair of them on my desk within reach of the 5yo. :P