Kara of the streaming hair

Strobist Info: Canon 188a on full power with Rosco Green gel, wide diffuser attached pointed at white wall. Vivitar 285HV @ 1/2 power pointed into Silver umbrella setup like a beauty dish.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 22nd March 2008, This photo: 1:02pm

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  • DonJinTX said:
    cool shot... hanging sideways?
  • David de Groot said:
    Got it in one :)
  • Jon McManus said:
    What, not the fan you were talking about? :-) Great shot, though.
  • David de Groot said:
    Nah, the fan gives a different effect, you'd need a pretty strong one to make this shot, and then she'd not be able to keep her eyes open.
  • rumblemumbles said:
    Excellent shot....Kara should start charging fees for all of her modeling.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah now don't you go putting ideas in her head! She gets a roof over her head and food on the table. :-P
  • Jack High said:
    Very interesting and well put together. Sounds quite complicated though. How long would a shot like this take to put together?

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Misteriddles said:
    Well done, sir.

    Where can you get gels?
  • David de Groot said:
    I had the flashes setup in about 5 mins, and then it was just a case of another 5 mins getting Kara in position. I then spent maybe 10 mins shooting, changing gels for different colour backgrounds, etc. About 7 shots in all.

    Thanks :) Hmmm, I got my gels from MPEX as part of the strobist kit I bought but I hear tales that there is a Lee gels supplier at Southbank somewhere...
  • Meremail said:
    I thought she just had her head out of the car window. I like this shot though. Wish I had a daughter who would let me take shots like this.
  • David de Groot said:
    The trick is to threaten not to feed them... ;-)

    Seriously though, after Kara's modelling stint last weekend, she's been much more conducive to the odd photo around the house.

    We've got another strobist meet coming up next month, (20th April) at Ft Lytton, you should drag Elisha along.
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    The background is like a green screen they use in film making. You could easily use it to drop a new background in while maintaining most of that nice hair detail.
  • David de Groot said:
    That did occur to me - likewise the blue version I shot. :)
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Wouldn't it be great to do these with a fan!?
    Makes for tangly hair, though.
  • David de Groot said:
    I've tried a fan before, but I think I need a much more powerful one than the standing fans I have around the house. ;-)