Project 365

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Posts Tagged ‘Self Portrait’

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 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.

Day 293 – Don’t Panic

Project 365, Day 293, 293/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Don't Panic, Towel day, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Towel, Stars, Nasa, tea, Tee, Per anhalter durch die Galaxies, May 25, Canon Ef-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5 USM,

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble‐sanded beaches of Santraginus Ⅴ, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand‐to‐hand‐combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”
– Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

It is Towel Day today – so I finally can do my Douglas Adams shot.

Background Credit: NASA & NASA/SDO/AIA & NASA/JPL-Caltech

18mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
Whitebalance – Tungsten
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into 60cm Softbox with 1 1/4 CTO Gel high right, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/16) bare from the left low, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/16) bare from the right low, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/16) bare from the right high, SB-80dx (35mm – 1/16) bare from the front low, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 292 – emotional note

Project 365, Day 292, 292/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, guitar, jackson cs rhoads, Jackson RR. on Black, black background, portrait, guitar,

A quick Portrait for the day.

34mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) into 60cm Softbox high right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 291 – rocking

Project 365, Day 292, 292/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, concert, show, rocking,  Canon Ef-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5 USM,

I’ve been out today to see one of my favourite Bands of late live. Luckily they played one of their only two shows in Germany close by so there was no way of me not going. I got my tickets weeks in advance and was looking forwards to the show for days now.

Unfortunately it didn’t turn out as great as I thought it would be. After the first 3 Songs I was convinced that this show would be in my Top10 shows of all time… it was intense, moving, the sound was great and the playlist was awesome. But then it happened. The Band started to play one of their best and moving Songs and right before the climax, at the tip of the musical arch… the guitars went dead… so much for that. The mood was ruined and I didn’t got back into the flow after that.

Still a brilliant Song though: Explosions in the Sky – The Birth and Death of the Day

10mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 200

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) into small silver umbrella right behind camera, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.permission!

Day 290 – How does that Rapture thing work?

Project 365, Strobist, Self Portrait, rapture, Canon Ef-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5 USM,

… I folded my cloth so it doesn’t look all messy when I am flying up… but can I keep my shorts on?… Do I need to flap my arms? … any Help? Hello… Heeeellllllllooooooooooooooooo… anybody there…

18mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) into Westcott shoot-through umbrella high front, SB-80dx (35mm – 1/16) into silver reflector as fill from the bottom, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/16) bare on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 289 – grown over

Project 365, Strobist, Self Portrait, vines, green, framing, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

Not so happy with the framing here, but I just couldn’t find the angle I had in my head.

28mm – f4 – 1/60 – ISO 200

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox from the right, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/64) bare on background from the left, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 285 – Grid

Project 365, Strobist, Self Portrait, on black, black background, dark, grid, sunpak 120j, Canon EF 24-70 f2.8,

Still playing with the gridspots and still not close to the look I want… but I get there before the project is over.

70mm – f11 – 1/250 – ISO 100

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

Day 281 – field of green

Project 365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, flowers, flair, sunlight, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM,

I haven’t been in this area in quite a while, but I knew that there was a field there… lucky for me it looked like I remembered it.

50mm – f4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into Westcott shoot-through umbrella, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 278 – location scouting

Project 365, Day 278, 278/365, strobist, self portrait, nightshot, chainlink fence, portrait, grid, sunpak 120j, Canon Ef-s 10-22 f3.5-4.5,

It looked like it was about to rain, so we had a nice cloudy sky outside today and I was up to working a bit wide again and using a grid for a change.

10mm – f6.3 – 1/2 – ISO 100

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

Day 276 – ready for gym class?

Project 365, 276/365, Day 276, bokeh, strobist, self portrait, gym glass, nightshot, portrait, framing, Canon Ef 24-70 f2.8,

I could have sworn those pillars were red before arriving on location. It took me a while finding an angle that works here, even though it is not perfect and I am not really happy. Taking Pictures of others is just so much easier when it comes to framing and posing.

24mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 200

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/2) into Westcott Apollo 43″ reflective umbrella from left high, SB-80dx (70mm – 1/2) bare from the right with CTO gel, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 275 – yes, no, yes, no, yes… no!

Project 365, Day 271, 271/365, strobist, self portrait, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, 50 mm, dark blue, sky, portrait,

… I got nothing today.

24mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 200

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/2) into Westcott 43″ reflective umbrella from front high, SB-80dx (14mm – 1/4) bare on background, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 271 – blue

Project 365, Day 271, 271/365, strobist, self portrait, bokeh, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, 50 mm, dark blue, sky, portrait,

…looking for some new angles. Who needs a blue background.

50mm – f2 – 1/125 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/16) into Westcott 43″ shoot through umbrella from front left with 1/4 CTO, tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 260 – out of order

Project 365, Day 25, 25/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, ruin, out of order, broken, portrait, Canon Ef 24-70 f2.8

I actually got out the door… I’ll probably get back to this location, I am not really happy with the framing here. I had so much more in my mind, when I found this spot, but I just couldn’t find my angle shooting a self Portrait.

51mm – f2.8 – 1sec – ISO 200

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/8) into Westcott Apollo 24″ Softbox from right, SB-80dx (50mm – 1/16) bare left as rimlight, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 258 – faster than a speeding bullet

Project 365, Day 258, 258/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50 mm, 50mm, Superman, Guitar, Jackson Rhoads Custom Shop, Jackson CS Rhoads, Randy Rhoads, floyd rose, picking, faster than a speeding bullet, superman, wristband,

Superman got nothing on me… I wish…

50mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) with grid camera right pointed at the wristband, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/64) bare right as fill, SB-80dx (14mm – 1/4) bare on background with red gel, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 256 – Gradient

Project 365, Day 256, 256/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, Westcott Apollo 24

Trying to get a little different look out of my Softbox. No really bad for the little space I had to work in.

50mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/8) into Westcott Apollo 24″ Softbox from the right and behind subject pointed toward camera, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 255 – Flowers… again

Project 365, Day 255, 255/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, Bokeh, flowers, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50 mm, 50mm, portrait,

A quick Portrait I had my brother snap. Again the same flowers as yesterday, just used in a different way. I really like them as a backdrop here, if it weren’t for the horrible subject ;o)

I wanted to take this shot at f1.4 but my brother couldn’t really handle the wide open lens and so every image turned out to be unsharp, why I had to close down the aperture.

50mm – f2.8 – 1/40 – ISO 400

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/8) into Westcott 43″ shoot through umbrella left, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 252 – Awww… Dude!

Project 365, Day 252, 252/365, bokeh, Self Portrait, strobist, smell, ourdailychallenge, odc, bad smell, face, surprise, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50 mm, 50mm,

Is there a cat rotting in there? I would have that checked out!

… and I apologise to everybody for the mental Image!

50mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (Diffusor – 1/4) into Westcott Apollo 24″ Softbox from overhead, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/4) bare and flagged towards camera on background left, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/4) bare and flagged towards camera on background right, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 251 – Mighty Man made Fire

Project 365, Day 251, 251/365, Bokeh, Self Portrait, Strobist, zippo, lighter, flame, technologie, odc, ourdailychallenge, mighty man, fire, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, 50 mm

If it comes to achievements I think fire in a box is still pretty awesome.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/160 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/32) into reflective umbrella from overhead, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 250 – here we go

Project 365, Day 250, 250/365, Bokeh, Self Portrait, Strobist, bokeh balls, bokeh bubbles, rimlight, streetshot, westcott apollo softbox, portait, Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, 50mm, 50 mm,

I was hoping for rain and I got it ;o) it helped a bit and at least my car looks a bit better now too.

50mm – f1.4 – 1/40 – ISO 400

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/128) into westcott 24″ Apollo Softbox from the left, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/128) bare behind me as rimlight, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 249 – allergies

Project 365, Day 249, 248/365, Strobist, Self Portrait, bokeh, allergies, allergy, pollen, air, against white, pocket wizard, Canon ef 24-70 f2.8,

I got so much trouble getting out of the house at the moment. There are so many pollen in the air… even though it isn’t really what most people are looking for I can’t wait for it to rain.

24mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/4) into shoot-through umbrella from overhead, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) bare on background, flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 245 – heart of gold

Project 365, Day 245, 245/365, Self Portrait, Strobist, ourdailychallenge, odc, gold, warm, heart of gold, cto, warm, concept art, Canon ef 24-70 f2.8

Rather a piece of concept art today trying to wrap my head around the term ‘heart of gold’.

24mm – f4 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (24mm – 1/1) bare into camera 2 CTO Gels, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/8) into umbrella from the top as fill, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.

Day 242 – Got you covered!

Project 365, Day 242, 242/365,Strobist, Self Portrait, Doctor Octopus, Spider Man, Gadget, ourdailychallenge, ODC, flash, rimlight, multilight, green background, portrait, Canon EF-S 10-22,

I first had a Inspector Gadget thing in mind, but somehow that wasn’t working out, so I had to switch it up a bit.

16mm – f8 – 1/250 – ISO 200

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) into 43″ Westcott shoot-through Umbrella from the left, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/2) into 43″ Westcott shoot-through Umbrella from the right, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) bare from the right flagged toward camera, SB-80dx (24mm – 1/16) bare from the left flagged toward camera, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/128) bare in my hand, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.