Sunday, September 25, 2011

Running for president

This highly competent lady is running for president of the Royal Automobile Club of Spain, and was in need of a portrait for her campaign,

Beauty dish to camera left for the key light, small softbox also at camera left to fill some shadows, and another light at camera right for the background.

Good luck to the RACE, and let's see if their members are so wise to choose her.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More with the PLM

I think like this PLM more than the Softlighter. You get more power back from the umbrella, and even if it is more focused, it does not loose softness because of it's 64" size. Moreover, the mounting ring for the Elinchrom makes it easier to mount on the Quadra. The only con is when transporting that mounting ring, the umbrella looses some of it's convenience for easy travelling.

This picture with the umbrella short lighting at camera right, 1/250 and about f/8.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I submitted this photo to a contest to get published by the local edition of National Geographic, the theme was "Pets". I understand that a pony is not a pet to everybody, but that not the case with us. In any case, it was taken with the 35mm, beauty dish at camera left on a cloudy day.

It got finalist, but not published, see here:

I'll keep on submitting until they publish something, maybe exhausting them may work.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Summer is over

School starts next week, and gone are the days at the beach. All in all, I think I have been using more and more natural light and less the flashes. These shot with 90mm, 21mm, 35mm and 90mm again.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Parabolic Light Modification (PLM) system from Paul C. Buff

Back to photography after all that programming.

Big but focused light? Try the PLM. It gives you more light than the Softlighter, yet it is soft enough and gentle. The picture below was taken with a 64" umbrella at camera left. The car did not have the keys on, to my son's dismay.