Archive for December, 2009

Andrew and James – The Christmas Shoot

2009/12/09

Had a great baby shoot – James is about nine months old, and Andrew is about one year old.

Andrew was super-serious for a long time, but Uncle George finally got him going!

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We also got Mommy (Cynthia) in there for a few, too – what a happy family!

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Joe Ferreti-Raucci on Seamless

2009/12/03

My first foray into white seamless.  Man, I love this stuff!!!

First, the pictures of the handsome little guy:

 

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Any vignetting you see is caused by Lightroom plugins, not the setup.  I think a few of these could use a little dodging to get to pure white, but you get the idea.

 

Seamless Setup

First, hats off to the master, Zach Arias – I followed his sage advice closely when I put together my seamless setup. 

http://www.zarias.com/?p=71

I got the 9’ roll of paper at Calumet photo (locally, in Oak Brook, IL – boy, the shipping charges were insane to get it online).

Used some folding doors I had in the basement to use as flags.  Lit with two 320ws Photogenic lights (firing at 1/16th or 1/8th) for the backdrop, a 750w hot light in a softbox for fill (Westcott Spiderlite to be precise), and a Canon Speedlite to camera right inside a small softbox for the main light.  I used the nifty new PocketWizard remote Flex-TT5 triggers.  Yes, a little flaky with the Speedlite, but they worked well this day.  The Photogenic monolights also had PocketWizards, but the older style.

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I will admit, it was a pain to setup the first time, but man, it was great!