Lighting test model ;-)

Straight out of the camera (well ok, raw conversion in LR first)

Two brollies in clamshell "beauty" lighting config, one bare speedlight on the background.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 12th March 2009, This photo: 5:22pm

Previous Photo: Brisbane City


  • looby88 said:
    Goodness, how quickly they grow up !! He's cute, ever want to rehome him, just ask !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! 6yo now, and much more grown up.
    I've got a larger one if you'd prefer that ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Setup shot of the portable studio:
    Portable Studio
    Backdrop is 3m wide, 7m long (didn't use full length).
    Brolly at top (shoot-through), contains SB-600 at 1/2 power.
    Lower (silver) brolly, contains an SB-26 at 1/8th power, while in the background (onto the background) is a Vivitar 285HV at 1/2 power.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Thanks for the setup shot Dave :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thought it might be helpful ;-)
  • Out_and_About said:
    What a great shot! If the test shot is this great I'm sure the whole session was just brilliant.
  • leadegroot said:
    Be careful what you ask for... ;)
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !! You know you wouldnt part with them, just feel that way sometimes / occasionally / most of the time / always...... delete as appropriate !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Went quite well really :)
    hehehehe I was thinking more of one of the older ones actually :P
  • leadegroot said:
    Well... no :) But I am counting the years until they leave home (and come visit and have cups of tea with their old mum :))
    Aleks seems to have reached that point where he isn't convinced he'll live with me forever. Cute when they make that realisation :)
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    Great shot !
    Time flies ...
  • NKN Photography said:
    Nice shot Dave. Looks pretty tight in the loungeroom. How did you go with the wrinkles in the material? I ended up just getting a roll of seamless.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed :)
    If you overexpose the background the wrinkles don't show - but if they do, a little ps fixes it.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Sharp mate! sharp ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep :)
  • Jon McManus said:
    I like the twinkly catchlights! Gives a bit of a mischievous look, I think. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Suits his personality ;-)
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Great result. Wouldn't mind a little studio setup like that but the ceilings in this house aren't very high.
    Is that an Escher print of Day and Night on the wall above the tele? My high school used to have the entire Metamorphosis print along one corridor... that was before I even knew who Escher was!
  • David de Groot said:
    We designed in high ceilings 'cause they help cool the house, also turns out it's good for studio work too ;-)
    Better than a print, it's a 1000+ piece Escher jigsaw of Day and Night. :)
  • OSCAR GALVAN said:
    Very nice portrait !