I was experimenting with a new lighting style/technique for a completely different look. Most of the time I would have a very dark shot with the background falling off into darkness. This time I wanted to do some thing more interesting an use high key light. I used two Hensel Integra 500 w/s lights and Canon 580 EX. The lovely subject was lit completely from behind. No light was in front of the model. I wanted to have the light wrap around her legs, to give a glowing edge effect. To get this effect I used a large diffusion panel between the subject and the light source. I wanted to place a reflector over the camera to bounce back some light to fill the subject, but I did not have the time.
I just posted my new site for photography www.johnsluderphotography.com. Will be reworking the site to be my show case site to have the best of the best. This site will be for my blogs…
I am selling my Canon 20D on ebay. With my D5’s and G10 I don’t see the need to have the 20D, it is a great camera and hoping it finds a good home.
Canon has announced that the long awaited, video-related firmware for its EOS 5D Mark II will be available from mid-March. Firmware version 2.0.3 enables full 1080p HD video recording at 24, 25 and 29.97fps to match the PAL and NTSC broadcast standards. It also adds a new histogram display while shooting movies and allows users to manually control sound recording levels. Audio sampling frequency has also been increased to match broadcast material standards.
read more here (http://www.dpreview.com/news/1003/10030201canoneos5dmkiifirmware.asp)
I have been experimenting with panoramic photography, it is a great way to show a large space with the over distortion of a ultra-wide angel lens or the severe cost of a professional grade wide angle lens. The every time I shoot a panorama I learn a new technique or trick to all them to come out better, I am going to try and shot multi shot panoramic and use a HDR techniques…
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I got a call from Kevin Roberts of Intimate Images to see if I could help out shoot the Space Coast Ballet performance of the Christmas classic The Nut Cracker at King Center. He asked me to shoot from the light control room which was a perfect range to use the Canon 2.8f L 400mm lens. I was able to get very close up and sharp images. The advantage of having two photographers is immense. You get to complete different perspectives of the same event.
It was a wonderful show, I was very impressed. I will have to go back next year.