Permanent Tourist

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Trust me, I’m a photographer

Just because you’re in a studio doesn’t mean there’s no risk :-) Shawn and Julia at today’s Swiss Strobist meet at the Lightworker.ch studio in Schliern, near Bern. More photos from my day in the studio are online at Permanent Tourist.

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Come Play With Us, Danny

Second image from a shoot in Bern, inspired by 1980 classic horror film “The Shining“. View larger at Permanent Tourist.

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Swiss Strobist, Interlaken 2010 – Rahel

Setup using one strobe (1/8 power) mounted behind a large white umbrella, high camera left. All shots in this series were shot using a 50mm lens on my D80, with cropping in post production.

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Swiss Strobist, Interlaken 2010 – Jeannine

Setup using one strobe (1/8 power) mounted behind a large white umbrella, high camera right. All shots in this series were shot on high contrast b+w mode using a 50mm lens on my D80, with cropping in post production. www.model-kartei.de/sedcard/modell/190137/

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Swiss Strobist, Interlaken 2010 – Stéphi and Sven

Setup using one strobe (1/8 power) mounted behind a large white umbrella, high camera right, and a second light at 1/32 power through a white umbrella from waist height camera left to fill in the shadows. Some light burning-in and very slight desaturation during post-production. All shots in this series were shot using a 50mm […]

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Swiss Strobist, Interlaken 2010 – Stéphi

Setup using one strobe (1/8 power) mounted behind a large white umbrella, high camera right. All shots in this series were shot on high contrast b+w mode using a 50mm lens on my D80, with cropping in post production.

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Swiss Strobist, Interlaken 2010 – Stéphi

Setup using one strobe (1/8 power) mounted behind a large white umbrella, high camera right, and one undiffused strobe at 1/1 power behind Stéphi pointed at the wall behind her. The huge over-exposure of the background turned the concrete wall – which you can see in the darker shots in the series – completely white. […]

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Swiss Strobist, Interlaken 2010 – Veronica

Setup using one strobe mounted behind a large white umbrella, high camera left. Shadow area balanced with shaded daylight. All shots shot on high contrast b+w mode with my 50mm lens on a D80, cropped and minor burning-in on the background in post production.

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Swiss Strobist, Interlaken 2010 – John Harnden

Setup using one strobe mounted behind a large white umbrella, high camera left. All shots shot on high contrast b+w mode with my 50mm lens on a D80, cropped and minor burning-in on the background in post production. Thanks to John, who thought he was just standing in for lighting tests! :-)

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Swiss Strobist, Interlaken 2010 – John Harnden

Setup using one strobe mounted behind a large white umbrella, high camera left. All shots shot on high contrast b+w mode with my 50mm lens on a D80, cropped and minor burning-in on the background in post production. Thanks to John, who thought he was just standing in for lighting tests! :-)

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Dominik

One of the shots taken during my One Frame Movie sessions which didn’t work for the final set, but which I like a lot.

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Mauro

The next in the series of One Frame Movie shots which I’m cramming into this and next week is of a colleague from work: Mauro (also known on Twitter as @ironmauro). permanenttourist.ch/articles/2009/10/iron-mauro/.

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Keep On Hanging On The Telephone

A great photo shoot this evening with Niels and Dominik, who were extraordinarily kind in coming all the way from Zurich to Bern and help me out with my series of theatrical photos. This is one of my favourites of the evening; the last set up of three. I opted to use a little more […]

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Home-made snoot

Requirements: 2 x A4 pieces of semi-stiff card, sharp knife, waterproof packing tape (black or silver). Total time for construction: 1 hour for two snoots. This example is for an SB26: you’ll need to use your own measurements for other flash units.

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Running Scared

Re-posted from a while back, as the subject prefers anonymity and the Google caches didn’t want to empty themselves :-) There’s a full write-up of the technique I employ for these types of photo here. If you’ve been following my blog over the past few months, or subscribed to my Flickr stream, you will probably have […]

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Backstage

Margot, Radu, Matthias, Shawn and Niall working together on this shot of Hacer at the Lausanne Strobist meetup. (The flash unit in shot was not used for the main photos.) The complete set of my photos from the day – including larger versions and exclusive pictures not published here at Flickr – is now online […]

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Radu

An outtake from the Strobist meet. Not a model, but Radu, standing in for Hacer, Sandra and Scott in preparation for this shot. The complete set of my photos from the day – including larger versions and exclusive pictures not published here at Flickr – is now online here.

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Sara in the firing line

An outtake from the Strobist meet. The complete set of my photos from the day – including larger versions and exclusive pictures not published here at Flickr – is now online here.

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Matthias

An outtake from the Strobist meet. Not a model, but a fellow photographer, standing in for Hacer in preparation for this shot. The complete set of my photos from the day – including larger versions and exclusive pictures not published here at Flickr – is now online here.

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Hacer, Scott and Sandra

The final shot of the day, which took a little bit of pre-preparation. Scott and I organized that he would be drenched and photographed at the end of the day, and this is the best shot of the batch I took. (Coincidentally, not the one where he was the wettest!) Thank you to everyone who […]

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