Day 17 / 365
Ninja-Gypsy Burlesque Dancer
I attended a burlesque show and this lady was one of the dancers.
Day 16 / 365
Penny and Low-Key Lighting
I did high-key lighting for Day 14, which was making the background all white and the picture all bright. Next was low-key lighting, which is making the background dark and the lighting dramatic.
Penny was lying on the couch, and I covered her area with a black sheet. With the speedlight on a stand and a soft box, I had it pointed down to her at 1/16 power.
To remove any visible creases on the background, I just darkened it in Photoshop.
I wished I used my 2nd flash as a backlight, but Penny kept on moving around to the point where I had to use continuous focus.
Day 15 / 365
Sisters on Fremont Street
It was my turn to be in front of the camera, so Erica graciously took pictures of my husband and I on Fremont Street. At the end of the shoot, I wanted to try my new Yongnuo YN-560III, so I had my husband become the human lightstand.
Day 14 / 365
High-Key Lighting with Yashica
I finally purchased a 2nd speedlight, a Yongnuo YN-560III for only $65! Whenever I get new equipment, I usually use myself as the guinea pig. This time, I wanted to try high-key lighting, meaning the background is all white with no shadows in the background.
Because I left my lightstand in the car and my husband took the car while I was taking these shots, I put my new speedlight on a tripod. Luckily, the speedlight has a built-in receiver, so I didn’t need to use one of my receivers. I used this flash for to light the background.
I used my old speedlight and put it on a lightstand with a 52” bounce umbrella, point about 45 degrees and placed camera left.
This was the end result.
Day 13 / 365
Erica in Las Vegas
Erica is a photographer from Seattle. She initially found me through my website, asking me to take pictures of her during her trip in Vegas. It’s nice to network with other photographers from different parts of the country.
In exchange for taking pictures of her, she will be taking pictures of my husband and I a couple days later. I’m really looking forward to it.
Day 12 / 365
Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse
Oh how I wished I had a longer telescopic lens. Even at 200mm, it still didn’t cut it. At least the red appeared
Day 11 / 365
Penny’s New Bed
This is Penny’s first appearance on my 365 project part 2. She is thoroughly enjoying her new bed.
Day 10 / 365
Mission Beach HDR
After visiting my friends, I tried to catch whatever was remaining of the sunset. Luckily, the nearest beach was only 15 minutes away. However, I didn’t have much time setting things up, so this was the best I’ve got.