Friday, April 17, 2009

Playing with a Profoto ringlight. shot with a 24-105 IS canon lens mounted on a 5D MII

The model is Juliya, my neighbor.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

diagonal fisheye

strobist info: sigma 15mm diagonal fish-eye with 540EZ strobe on shoot-through umbrella from camera left

Rented this studio last Saturday. It has a round window and was playing around shooting there and thougth a fish-eye would be interesting. What do you think?

Below is another shot with a regular lens.

The model's name is Inna. Besides modeling, she makes webpages in Japanese and teaches Russian and Ukrainian languages. She is fluent in Japanese and has "ikkyu" level.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Taku Hachiro-san



Shot these at a small and private club in Nishi Azabu. 2 shows with a combination of humor, spinning pole dancing and a talk show by Taku Hachiro-san.
Reiko is a world pole dance champion, and will be competing again this year in Jamaica. Kumi almost went there as she was 2nd in the Japan championship. Taku Hachiro is a "Japanese Otaku". Just talking to him for a few minutes makes you realize how bright he is.

Lighting with shoot-thru umbrella "a la strobist" except for the dancing shot (just straight on camera flash).
My 5DMII gives me great photos at high ISO, but is slow focusing in the dark... a bit of an irony.