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Day 103 – It’s not easy being green

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„It’s not easy being green“ – Kermit the Frog

Green was a great topic for me today. I wanted to do a Muppet Shoot for a while now (and I still got two other ideas in my head :o) ) and since I don’t got a frog around, I had to dress up myself and get into costume.

The Lighting was a bit tricky today, because you normaly try to make people look good and green is not really the perfect colour for that. Also I wanted to get a lot of different green tones in the final image to make it look even greener (if that makes sense). So I set up and nearly went all out (I was missing one lightstand, but had a couple more flashes I could have used) and then went through my Lee Filter Sample book and tried different green coloured Gels until I found a combination that was working (I ended up using 5 different green tones) and didn’t make me look like a rotting zombie ;o)

24mm – f3.5 – 1/250 – ISO 200

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (35mm – 1/1) into 43“ Westcott white reflective umbrella as mainlight with green gel, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/32) into small silver reflective umbrella as bottom fill with green gel, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/128) bare and flagged towards the background as rim camera right with green gel, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/128) bare and flagged towards the background as rim camera left with green gel, Sb-80dx (50mm – 1/8) bare on the background with green gel, camera and flashes tiggered via Pocketwizard Plus IIs and optival slaves