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CHOO CHOO, Bern Strobist day

OK, I cheated. No flash in this one. I liked the ambient tones too much! Would you like to collaborate with me on a shoot like this? Or even get free, unique portraits taken of yourself? Then check out my blog post on Permanent Tourist.

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Untitled

This is the only one from our Strobist day in Zürich on which I’ve done a reasonable amount of Photoshop work. The pool was filthy: covered in little bits of white floating polystyrene and lined with green scum. Just don’t ask me to do the same in the real pool. ;-) Other than that: how […]

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Rock and Roll

Photos from today’s mass Strobist shooting at ETH in Zürich are here: please add your photos to the Swiss Strobist pool and tag them "ETH0908" to have them included in the slideshow. Thanks to Victor for taking this one for us!

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Selve Areal, Thun, Switzerland

One strobe off-camera right as fill-in. Strobism doesn’t have to include people! This image can be viewed larger in the Strobism gallery at Permanent Tourist.

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Selve Areal, Thun, Switzerland

Strobist info: Cactus-triggered snooted strobe from round the corner behind the mirror, aimed at Jo standing off-camera right. Ambient light c. 1s @ f8. See Eke’s use of the same location here. This image can be viewed larger in the Strobism gallery at Permanent Tourist.

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Selve Areal, Thun, Switzerland

I take my wife to all the classy joints. Strobist info: Cactus triggered strobes, one at left bounced from silver-painted wall and one behind toilet door aimed straight up. This image can be viewed larger in the Strobism gallery at Permanent Tourist.

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“Papped”, Bern, Switzerland

Strobist info: where to start! Optical slave speedlight on windowsill to illuminate centre arch, speedlight controlled by Catus trigger at camera left to illuminate Jo, multiple shots of photographer with camera-mounted speedlight controlled from my camera by Cactus trigger. Ambient light -1 stop. Multiple images of photographer (Beat) blended together manually in Photoshop.

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Red Coat II, Winterthur, Switzerland

Taken during the zürlflickrdrinks portrait and lighting workshop, in Winterthur last Saturday. One cable-controlled flash at 45° right, one slave unit on the ground at 90° left. And Jo jumping her heart out. Details of future Swiss-based strobe (off-camera flash) fun here.

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The Final Shot, Winterthur, Switzerland

Thanks to Jo for the idea, Eke and Victor for the lighting, Bruno and Beat for the acting! "Making of" photo here. Also looks great on a darker background. Strobist info: two speedlights on full power fired by radio transmitter, one from off-camera top left, one off-camera bottom left.

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