Mucking about this evening trying out posing and lighting techniques when I got this. Not posed, and the hair-light is too bright, but the pick of the bunch.

Strobist: Vivitar 285HV @ 1.4 power into Silver umbrella camera left, high. Nikon SB-26 at 1/32 power aimed at large silver reflector (positioned camera left between umbrella and camera) for fill. Nikon SB-600 at 1/64th power on bookshelf camera left for hair light.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 28th May 2008, This photo: 9:29pm

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  • -Bennie- said:
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Now this it mrs??????????? :-)
  • Xenedis said:
    My goodness. A picture of Lea was the last thing I expected from you.
    First she lets you buy a lens; now she's letting you post pictures of her?
    What's next? Another Studebaker? :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure is Bennie. :)
  • Xenedis said:
    In case Lea sees this, I'm not at all suggesting that you buy something else expensive. Kids' education, mortgage, etc., come first.
    Assuming Lea doesn't see this, then let's go SHOPPING.
  • looby88 said:
    Lea always knew that she was the pick of the bunch though- or at least I hope she does !!
  • David de Groot said:
  • leadegroot said:
    Hey! You published it!
    I didn't think it would come out good enough
    (I'm the bad sort of model "Are we done yet?" ... "Are we done yet?" :g:)
    Yeah, but its not looks I measure up in ;)
    and where would we *put* said Studebaker? :(
    But I think we could use some more coffee cups, eh, honey? :runs away: (family in-joke)
  • Margot- said:
    Oh cool, a beautiful portrait of Lea! You rule, Mrs. de Groot! Love your long, straight and shiny hair.
    David, you're so good with lighting.
  • leadegroot said:
    Danke :)
    I didn't think it was good enough to publish, but obviously Dave thinks it is. But he does seem to be blind to my flaws ;)
    Kara says I am squinting :( But what would she know? :)
  • David de Groot said:
    The lighting could have been better - the hairlight is too hot, but well when you're dealing with an unco-operative model.... ;-)
  • photo by Alison said:
    I think it's a really lovely shot!!!
    Hi Lea! You are beautiful... and don't take any notice of what your daughter says!!! :)
    I really like the chosen background too... the assorted colours and lines that the books and shelves create is a nice contrast somehow... not quite sure of the technical language here, but I like it. It looks 'right'. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, the bookshelf was the obvious choice here. :)
  • leadegroot said:
    I'll be impressed if anyone can identify the books :)
  • photo by Alison said:
    Mate I've got 20/20 vision and even at full size I couldn't make any out, Lea... but my guess is science fiction novels...
  • leadegroot said:
    Well, I recognise them because they are my books just from the colour scheme - as any true fanatic would ;)
    Yes, that wall is the F&SF collection :)
    Clearly beside my head is the collected works of Barbara Hambly.