Playing around with high-key imaging and two plain lighting.

Strobist: Canon 188a at full power with wide adapter pointed to wall 2m behind subj. Vivitar 285HV at 1/4 power into silver umbrella setup as a beauty dish.

On the white background that flickr provides, it's obvious the flash coverage on the background wasn't perfect, but it's not bad for a single very small strobe.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 22nd March 2008, This photo: 10:26am

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  • benefit of hindsight said:
    David - it's been too long since I stopped by - my apologies.
    I think this is a marvellous portrait shot - it comes across extremely full of life and also humour :o)
    Great high-key job!
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey David ! You're right, long time no see. Life gets that way though.
    Jono does a good photo pose these days, a stark change from two years ago when the poses were almost unnatural.
  • rumblemumbles said:
    nice photo...he looks very cheeky :)
  • teejaybee said:
    Those eyes... what colour would you call it? Amazing...

    I think it's about time I opened up the silver umbrella, got new batteries for my triggers, and harassed some people into getting up to some crazy shenanigans! Look what you've done...
  • David de Groot said:
    Got it in one!

    Hazel ?

    Definitely time for that, 'tis fun and you get to practice on things larger than a gecko ;-)
  • teejaybee said:
    Weirdest looking hazel i've ever seen... although there seems to be a little blur on them at the larger size which may be throwing my eyes off. Great shot all the same.

    Geckos are never rude, arrogant, tartish, or just plain annoying - which suits me just fine :D (not implying your subjects are, just my usual experiences that keep me from people photography...)
  • photo by Alison said:
    Great portrait.... a little like a mug shot, though!!??? Maybe take one side on too?
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, you might be right with the non-hazelness... but I think we can agree they're definitely not blue! ;-)

    True, people can be a pain sometimes, but can also be really rewarding too.

    'tis a bit isn't it ? Although not as much as when he's not smiling.
  • leadegroot said:
    I've always described Jono's eyes as Hazel.
    I think I'm allowed an opinion, as his mother :)