Feb 292012
 

Before and After

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My final daily photo for Year 4 at a Santa Monica beach

Technical Stuff

Camera: Nikon D80

Lens: 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR at 18mm

Exposure settings: ISO 200, f/9, 1/40s

Cropped dimensions: 3387 x 2267 pixels

Other stuff: ND grad filter, -2/3 EV Continue reading »

Jan 232012
 

Before and After

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Daily photo for 1/22/12 - Venice Pier at Dusk

Tech Info

Tripod, Nikon D80, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18mm, ND grad filter, f/22, ISO 100, 6 second exposure

Things That Made it Happen

Timing - Although I arrived before sunset, I waited for a while afterwards to get these colors. The sun set at 5:15; this shot was taken about 5:30. Continue reading »

Nov 042011
 

Before and After

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Daily photo for 11/4/11 - Pleasure Pier

Inspiration

It rained today, and post-storm photos tend to be quite lovely. For me, the logical thing to do was head down to the beach near the Santa Monica Pier around sunset. I’ve done that many times before, but I can’t say that it ever gets old. Continue reading »

May 222011
 

This is my first blog post setup photo, meaning that I’m writing a bit more than I usually would on my previous setup photos. Questions? Leave a comment!

Before & After

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See (and purchase!) the photo on the One/Day Project website.

The Setup

The key to the lighting in this photo is the off-camera softbox. I used an SB800 with a Lumiquest LTp. I fired it using my D80′s on-camera flash in commander mode, and I used large white foam board to reflect some of the light back – that’s what you see on the bottom of the peas. I set my on-camera flash to 1/128 power to fill in the shadows a little, but I’m not sure it had much of an effect. The SB800 was on 1/8 power. I used an aperture of f/11 and shot straight on to get all of the subject in focus. Continue reading »