Bond Girl

Kara in silhouette,

Strobist Meet,




Strobist info: Vivitar 285HV @ 1/8th, blue gel pointed to a white velveteen backdrop.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 16th March 2008, This photo: 6:33pm

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  • ccgd said:
    Great detail in her hair......
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    wonderful silhouette, love the backdrop colour
  • Louise. said:
    How was the Strobist Meetup?

    I didn't know was Strobist was so I held myself back.
  • petepothole said:
    Thats a nice silhouette! I was wondering what you used for the blue background?
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    Terrific shot mate! Just wonderful. You're really getting the hang of this strobist stuff - too complex for me (natural light is about all I can deal with; perhaps a reflector or diffuser).
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  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Worked well.
    Love the spray of hair below her face, and the shoulder blade.
  • -Bennie- said:
    Congratulations Dave, you're simply getting better and better!

    Top shot! and taken with your macro lens as well! wow!

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • rumblemumbles said:
    Yeah I'm with Louise...I dunno what a strobist is.

    But I know I like this photo.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Awesome silhouette David... I love those strands of hair sticking out below her chin!! Excellent background colour too... blue is so cool, just like a Bond-girl!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)

    It was.... Tahitian Blue, I think.

    You should have come Louise, we were short of models! :-)

    Strobists - as in
    Or basically, lighting geeks taking photos ;-)

    The background is a white sheet of velveteen with a flash on a stand positioned behind Kara pointing at it, and a blue "gel" (piece of blue transparent plastic) put over it.

    Thanks Andrew, not bad for what was essentially a happy accident (the front flash didn't fire, but the back one did).

    That 100mm macro lens is ideal for portraits. I used it almost exclusively yesterday :)

    See answer to Louise above :)

    Thanks Paul. Yep, Bond Girl was what came to mind the instant I saw the review on the LCD :)
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    Interesting set up. I like :D
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nic :)
  • Meremail said:
    This is beautiful silhouette David, and Kara has a good profile for it.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    i'd like to see a gun barrel overlay on this.... yu know the one...
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jim, worked out better than if I'd planned it :)

    Hmmmm, yeah I don't think I could do that justice. Anyone with AfterEffects experience that wants to make an animation out of it, let me know ;-)
  • Garry' said:
    That's a great shot David, very spiritual. True blue
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Garry - quite happy with this one :)
  • Jon McManus said:
    I'm thinking I must've missed all the interesting stuff! Damn leaving early.
  • David de Groot said:
    Alas, that's the way of it.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    wow - exceedingly cool - bet Kara loves this one too.
    A fave for me!
  • David de Groot said:
    I dunno David, she didn't bother to comment - being the slack teenager that she is...