a teatray in the sky

the maltese

Posted in 5D Mark II, Defrag, Lighting, Photography, Technique and Development by firthefirst on July 21, 2010

think bogey would have liked this?  took an impromptu shot of tina at dinner on saturday and knew right away it would make for a smashing film noir shot.

convinced my favorite model (and only model, really) to practice a few shots after dinner as well.  the sunglasses are to hide the fact that we’re both so tired we’re practically sleepwalking at this point.

for those of you interested in the technical details, the first shot was available light only on the 50 f/1.4, with the main light source coming through a window to the front left of tina and a secondary window further to her front right.  the shadows screening the bottom half of her face are from people seated around her (including me, which is the first time I’ve ever been my own light modifier).

the second shot and third shots are on the 24-70 f/2.8 zoomed as far out as possible, with compact fluorescent ambient and the 580 EX II bounced at a 60 degree angle directly back over my head.  this gives a nice large swath of diffuse light, although it also ends up lighting the wall behind her more than I’d like.

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  1. Tina said, on July 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    hmm… i dunno about these photos. i don’t remember signing a release waiver. haha… 😛 i need to get rid of some tan lines.

    • firthefirst said, on July 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm

      😀 I don’t know, you’re looking pretty good to me as is

  2. Laura Huang said, on September 13, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    these are hot. you like the villainess of some 1950’s flick!

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