Project 365

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Day 365 – Bye out there

Project 365, Day 365, 365/365, Bokeh, strobist, self Portrait,

It was fun… thank you all again!

Day 363 – …and the circus leaves town

Project 365, Day 363, 363/365, Self Portrait, Strobist, Bokeh, one light, onelight, westcott apollo softbox,

I am sweaty, sticky, tired and I had something completely different planned for the day… but I got a chance to go to a show of a Band I admire for quite some time and that I never saw live before. Kyuss Lives played in Dortmund this eve. It was an awesome show and so much fun, so I leave you with …and the circus leaves town

24mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

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

Day 362 – Jump

Project 365, Day 362, 362/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, flashes, jump, Canon Ef 24-70 f2.8,

You might as well J-U-M-P!

24mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
2x Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/1) bare, 6x Nikon Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) bare, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 360 – Rock it… !

Project 365, Day 360, 360/365, Self Portrait, strobist, guitar, rock, jackson guitars, jackson, on white, white background, sunpak 120j, Canon Ef 24-70 f2.8,

I finally restrung my guitar after weeks and cleaned it, so I thought it would be a good idea to capture it… also I really badly need a haircut again.

24mm – f6.3 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/2) into 60″ Reflective Umbrella from the right, Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/2) bare on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 359 – photo jewelry

Project 365, Day 359, 359/365, Self Portrait, Strobist, on black, black background, photo jewelry, Lens Bracelet, black and white, B&W, Canon ef 24-70 f2.8,

I am not really big on jewelry any longer, I don’t even wear a watch, but I love my Adam Elmakias Lens Bracelets.

25mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Nikon Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the right, Nikon Sb-80dx (105mm – 1/128) with grid on bracelets, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 358 – when life gives you lemons

Project 365, Day 358, 358/365, Self Portrait, Strobist, lemons, knife, slice them, on black, westcott 28

When life gives you Lemons… slice them and serve them back!

16mm – f4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Nikon Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the right, Nikon Sb-80dx (24mm – 1/32) bare flagged towards background and camera with 1/4 CTO Gel from the left, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 357 – Headlights

Project 365, Day 357, 357/365, Self Portrait, Bokeh, Strobist, flare, cars, streetshot, nightshot, headlights, warm, ourdailychallenge, odc, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50 mm,

Use what you got, but never underestimate the power post processing gives you. One Light, a passing car and a bit of colour afterwards.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/2 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Nikon 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 356 – Bokehman

Project 365, 356/365, Day 356, Strobist, bokeh, Self Portrait, superman, bokehman, costume, light, bokehballs, bokeh balls, bokeh bubbles, bokehbubbles, Canon Ef-s 10-22 f3.5-4.5,

It’s a light, It’s a 50mm – No, it is Bokehman!

This one goes out to Marco who send me this idea quite a while ago – thumbs up man!

16mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/8) with grid on face, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) into small silver umbrella as fill from the front, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) bare from the left as rim, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) bare from the right as rim, Sunpak 120J (bare – 1/8) on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 354 – Quickie

Project 365, Day 354, 354/365, Self Portrait, strobist

Just a quickie today… it’s raining again and I am still a bit hung over after the weekend

19mm – f4.5 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/4) into 60″ reflective umbrella from the right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 349 – Slap in the Face

Project 365, Day 348, 348/365, self portrait, Strobist, Black and White, B&W, book, richard avedon, Performance, on white, white Background Canon EF-S 10-22 F3.5-4.5,

“If you are not familiar with Richard Avedons works, meet me later outside… so I can slap you in the face!”
– Zack Arias

It took me a while to finally pick up one of the Avedon Books, because they are so damn expensive. Soon after I got the first one, I had three more at home. Every time I look through them I am fascinated with the images. So if you really want to see a Master’s Work I advice you to pick up Perfomance by Avedon.

20mm – f7.1 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) into 60″ Reflective Umbrella, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/1) bare on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 345 – feeling under the weather

Project 365, Day 345, 345/365, Self Portrait, strobist, sun, rain, switching conditions, feeling under the weather, warm, cold, sun, rain, headache, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

I’ve always been sensitive to the weather and can normaly tell changes happening ahead of time, but sometimes the weather is just killing me. It started out with beautiful sun in the morning and by evening it was coming down in buckets. Normally that isn’t that much of a problem, but there are those times, when there is a certain change in barometric pressure and humidity that is giving me major headaches by the end of the day.

24mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/2) into 60″ Reflective Umbrella from the top, SB-80dx (17mm – 1/4) bare on the background left, SB-80dx (17mm – 1/4) bare on the background right, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 338 – monkey’s job

Project 365, Day 338, 338/365, Self Portrait, bokeh, monkey, monkeys job, stolen camera, canon ef-s 10-22 f3.5-4.5,

I had to laugh so hard when I read this story of a monkey stealing a photographers camera and shooting some pictures of himself. It kind of reminded me a lot of myself and this project…

…my second thought right after that: Damn monkey is taking better self portraits then I ever have!

13mm – f4 – 1/20 – ISO 400

Day 337 – chasing clouds

Project 365, 337/365, Day 337, Strobist, Self Portrait, field, warm, dusk, sunset, clouds, golden, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8, onelight, one light,

The whole day there were all those big fluffy couds in the sky, so I basicly considered my picture for the day pretty much done. By the time I got home though, almost all of them were gone and I could only see one or two left in the distance. So I got into my car and drove out to the nearest empty space, but as I arrived nothing really lined up the way I wanted it to any more. So consider this one more of a second choice image… but I think all the bugbites I got this evening were worth it.

46mm – f10 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
3x SB-80dx (24mm – 1/1) into 43″ Westcott Reflective Umbrella from the left, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 336 – smell of light

Project 365, 336/365, Day 336, Strobist, Self Portrait, bokeh, perfume, perfumebottle, bokeh bubbles, bokeh balls, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

Home after a long day, but for some reason this idea got stuck in my head on the way home. At first I wanted to go for a single flash look, but when I started to set up, two others found their way into the picture.

35mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/16) into 43″ Westcott Reflective Umbrella from the left, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/32) snooted into a really small hole unter the bottle, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/32) into half closed 43″ Westcott Reflective Umbrella from the right as fill, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 332 – warm day

Project 365, Day 332, 332/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, cto, warm, colour, gel, summer, pale, bokeh

… not really, but I felt like flair and strong rim today. Also I need to get in the sun. My skin is so white, that its getting hard to edit daylight pictures lately.

50mm – f2.2 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into Westcott 28″ Softbox from the right, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) bare towards camera with 1 1/4 CTO Gel, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 330 – I guess so

Project 365, Day 330, 330/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, grid,

Busy weekend so another quick one for today. I am still palying with my grids, trying to find a certain look.

25mm – f6.3 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Sunpak 120J (diffusor – 1/4) with grid from the right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

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.

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

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 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 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 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 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.