Project 365

too old to die young
Strobist

Day 328 – I’m scared!

Project 365, Day 328, 328/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Barry Robinson, American Dad, I'm scared, belly, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

“I’m scared! I’m staying in here with you belly!”
– Barry Robinson – American Dad

I watched American Dad the other day and had to laugh so hard and it still cracks me up so much just when I think about it.

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24mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

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Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) into Westcott 28″ Softbox from the right, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) bare on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

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Day 327 – Black and White Beauty

Project 365, Day 327, 327/365, Strobist, Guitar, on white, white backround, Gibson, Black Beauty, Gibson les paul, Gibson les paul Custom, Black and White, B&W, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

Daniel was over this evening for some guitar action, but with it being that warm it is more like a work out, so I wasn’t really into doing something big tonight. So here is a shot of his black beauty… to be continued.

63mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the front, Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) on the background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 326 – remember the eyes

Project 365, Day 326, 326/365, Strobist, Bokeh, Self Portrait, remember the eyes, back and white, B&W, photo tip, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSMm, 50 mm

I was going for a quick portrait today and while my brother snaped this shot, he caught me in the moment I told him to focus on the eye… so my tip for today, never forget the eyes!

50mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28" Apollo Westcott Softbox from left, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 325 – in the weeds

Project 365, Day 325, 325/365, Self Portrait, Strobist, wide angle, weed, sunpak 120J, black and white, B&W, portrait, porträt, field, Canon Ef-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5,

After it has been raining the whole day yesterday, I was able to get out today. The weather was just beautiful, so I got my sunpak 120J out again. This thing just looks good.

10mm – f7.1 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/1) into 43″ Westcott Umbrella from the right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 324 – Ice Cream always works

Project 365, Day 324. 324/365, Strobist, on white, white background, ice cream, ice cream, magnum, 50 mm, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

I actually wanted to get outside today, but it was raining literally the whole day… so I though Ice Cream might work as well. At least for me it always does.

50mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into small silver umbrella from the front, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28″ Apollo Westcott Softbox as background, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 322 – movienight

Project 365, Day 322, 322/365, bokeh, strobist, beer, popcorn, movies, Canon ef 24-70 f2.8,

I got to see Suckerpunch and Priest tonight. Both visually really awesome movies and both got me in the mood to do a theme shooting, but storywise… let’s say you don’t have to think much.

70mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/8) into Westcott 43″ reflective white Umbrella from the top, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 321 – Secret Ingredient

Project 365, Day 321, 321/365, Strobist, redbull, energy drink, energydrink, red bull, Secret Ingredient, proof, canon ef 70-200 f2.8 is, gummy bears, gummi bear, Gummibär, Bär, Bärchen, haribo, Gummibärchen, Gummibären, on white, white background,

We all knew it… but now we got proof!

78mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) into 60cm Softbox from the top, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/8) bare bounced of wall from the right, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) into 43″ Westcott Umbrella from the left, SB-80dx (17mm – 1/2) bare on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 319 – I am a bit tired

Project 365, Day 319, 319/365, Strobist, bokeh, self portrait, Canon ef 24-70 f2.8, tired, red jacket, onelight,

… can you tell?

24mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the top, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 318 – Golden Glow

Project 365, Day 317, 317/365, strobist, on white, white background, golden, liquid, shake, glow, alcohol, whiskey, glass, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

I think I use the term ‘golden’ way to often in my titles…

50mm – f10 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox behind glass, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 315 – chocolate

Project 365, Day 315, 315/365, bokeh, strobist, chocolate, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balles, milka,

I like chocolate… have I ever mentioned that before?

200mm – f2.8 – 1/15 – ISO 400

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/32) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 314 – drained of energy

Project 365, Day 314, 314/365, strobist, energy drink, energy, out of energy, drained, can't wait till it is over,

It is so hard for me at the moment shooting pictures every day. I think the Project is finally taking its toll on me and I am looking forward to the 6th of August so much.

50mm – f7.1 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the top, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 313 – Scaring people for 313 Days

Project 365, Day 313, 313/365, Bokeh, Strobist, scary, scaring people ,

We laughed so hard as we went out shooting tonight. While we were at it, a lady screamed at us, while driving by, we should stop scaring passing cars with firing flashes off at night… well lady, if you stick to the speed limit, no need to worry.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 43″ Westcott Reflective Umbrella from the left, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 312 – Cold One…

Project 365, Day 312, 312/365, Strobist, on white, white background, beer, cold, drops, golden, Canon Ef 70-200 IS f2.8,

I like my beer cold…

200mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the top, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 308 – revenge

Project 365, Day 308, 308/365, Bokeh, Strobist, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, revenge, dark, gloomy, bars, prison,

Trying out something in our stairway…

50mm – f2 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/16) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the front with CTO Gel, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/16) bare from the back with CTB Gel, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 305 – It is so hot

Project 365, 305/365, Day 305, Self Portrait, Strobist, Bokeh, rain, glow, sun, wet, wet hair, raining, water, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls, Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 IS,

It got so hot the last couple of days, that I felt the need to do something with water again today. Lucky for me it started raining right around the time I got ready for my picture.

180mm – f4.5 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/2) into small silver umbrella from the left, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/4) bare behind with 1 1/4 CTO, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 304 – feel the wave, dude!

Project 365, Day 304, 304/365, Bokeh, Strobist, wave, surf, surfing, sun, water, canon ef 70-200 f2.8 is, gummy bears, gummi bear, Gummibär, Bär, Bärchen, haribo, Gummibärchen, Gummibären, surfboard, surf board, board

You got to feel the wave, dude! Just get into the flow..

After the great Gummi Bear shot by Austin I had to step up my game and do something new… it’s on man – it’s on! ;o)

200mm – f4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/32) into 60cm Softbox from the top, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/4) on white background, SB-80dx (105mm – 1/32) bare on background left with CTO Gel, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/32) with grid on the gummibears from the left with CTO Gel, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/32) bare low on the right to light up the water, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 303 – hire me

Project 365, Day303, 303/365, Self Portrait, Strobist, hire me, model, dramatic portrait, portrait, composite, zoolander, male model, leather jacket, high key, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

“It’s a walk-off!”
– Billy Zane – Zoolander

One for my Model Portfolio ;o) … Photoshop making ugly people sexy since the 90s!

Also I have been tagged a while back by Matt and Erkua, so here are ten facts about me:

1. – I am way to lazy even though I really badly need to move my ass and get a bit of exercise. Well, I got a sixpack wrapped in bacon – and as they say, everything is better with bacon ;o)
2. – I talk to myself… a lot, but at least the conversations are interesting.
3. – The bag I carry around most of the time puts most womens purses to shame with all the stuff I got in there.
4. – I can’t drink any kind of Coka Cola/Pepsi/Afri Cola, I get really sick and get a bad taste in my mouth that lasts for days
5. – I love the smell of tobacco, coffee and tea before it is lit, brewed and whatever you call it with tea, even though I don’t smoke, drink coffee and only have tea when I am sick.
6. – I can’t be around people with an unpleasant voice, drives me nuts! Even if they get into the door at the other end of the building and they just say good morning, my toenails curl up.
7. – I got a scar over my right eye which I got when I was about 3 or 4 (I think). I ran into a bed head first
8. – I don’t sit in chairs, I lie in them.
9. – I am not a sports car person – I like busses and vans
10. – Somebody once told me I got monkeyhands… long hands, long fingers and long and small palms.

Hope I found a couple of people who haven’t been tagged this much or not at all. Have fun with it!

38mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) into Westcott 28″ Softbox, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) into Westcott 43″ reflective Umbrella left as rim, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) into Westcott 43″ reflective Umbrella right as rim, SB-80dx (50mm – 1/16) bare as hairlight behind high center, Sunpak 120j (Diffursor – 1/16) into westcott Umrella as fill bottom front, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 300 – Blast

Project 365, 300/365, Day 300, Self Portrait, Bokeh, Strobist, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8, blast, dissolve, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls,

Day 300… wow. That took quite a while and to be honest the further along the Project I come, less I can wait for it to be over. Not that it isn’t a lot of fun, but I can’t wait to put my camera down for a week and don’t have to think about clicking that shutter every day.

I had this shot on my list for a while now and I finally got around to do it. The shooting itself was pretty fast, but the edit was a pain in the butt and took hours mainly because I couldn’t get it the way I saw the shot in my head. Definitely the most complicated jigsaw puzzle I did ever… and the one with the most pieces as well.

On other news, I got asked to contribute to the Flickr/Getty Image Collection and you can purchase some of my work there.

… this photo is brought to you by the Letter – L – press it and enjoy!

30mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/1) into Westcott 43″ reflective white Umbrella from the left, Camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 299 – rainday

Project 365, Day 299, 299/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, canon ef 24-70 f2.8, rain, backlight,

It was raining today, so I just stoud in the window for my picture today.

70mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/1) into small silver umbrella high left, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/1) bare from the right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 298 – help me focus

Project 365, Day 298, 298/365, Strobist, manfrotto nano, focus help, black and white, canon ef 27-70 f2.8,

This is how I get my images sharp when doing a Self Portrait, I set up a lightstand and focus manually on the tip, then I stand in the place of the lightstand.

66mm – f7.1 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/4) bare from the right, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 297 – one little cloud

Project 365, Day 297, 297/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Canon Ef-s 10-22 f3.5-4.5, blue sky, one little cloud, wide angle,

Going out taking advantage of the bright blue sky.

10mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/4) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox high right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 296 – insert interesting picture here

Project 365, Day 296, 296/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, stand in, replacement, one light, onelight, black and white, canon ef 27-70 f2.8,

Damn it, I had a nice picture planned for today, but it didn’t work out at all. I even grew a pencil mustache and ran around with it the whole day. I was so happy to take it off at the end of the day.

24mm – f4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into Westcott 43″ Umbrella high right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 295 – …p p p peanutbutter!

Project 365, Day 295, 295/365, Strobist, Bokeh, canon ef 27-70 f2.8, m&ms, m and m, m&m, onelight, peanutbutter, orange

My buddy Daniel got back from the USA this week and he brought me M&Ms with peanutbutter… Oh, Yeah! I already emptied onet bag, now I have to slow down a bit, I just got one left.

38mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) bounced of a white board camera right, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 294 – spotlight

Project 365, Day 294, 294/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, Canon Ef 70-200 IS f2.8, street, nightshot, bokeh, bokeh balls, bokeh bubbles, spotlight, rimlight, onelight, car headlight,

It is getting harder and harder to get some good bokeh lately, because before it gets really dark all the interesting colourful lights in my favourite street are already off again.

130mm – f2.8 – 1/30 – ISO 400

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/64) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the left, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.