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Dog Portrait and Lighting Diagram : Elinchrom DRX One

Here is a quick portrait I shot of our dog Oscar last week.  I shot this while testing out one of Elinchrom’s new DRX One strobes.  If you aren’t familiar with this light, it is a new 100ws compact monolight from Elinchrom.  It has about twice the power of say a Canon or Nikon Speedlite.  The great thing about it that it is smaller, lighter, and much more compact that the other Elinchrom monolights I own.  Its easy to travel with without taking up a lot of space in cases.  The 100ws worth of power put out by this light is plenty for an indoor portrait for example.  It also can also be powered down low enough level to let you shoot at much faster apertures with strobe lighting.  So far its been a great addition to my lighting gear.  Oh and the best part is it only costs about $225.00.

 

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Canon 1D mkIV 85mm 1/160 F/8

 

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Elinchrom DRX One

 

Oscar Light Diagram

Lighting Set Up

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Cyclist Portrait: Part 2

A little while back I wrote a blog post about shooting a portrait of a cyclist using neutral density filters.  The portrait just happened to be a secondary shot the day of the shoot.  The main shot that I wanted to get was more of an action shot that I could use to build into a composite image.  Well I’m finally getting around to posting that completed composite.  Much of the lighting was I used was similar to the lighting used in the neutral density portrait as well as some of the other more recent composites I’ve shot.  Thanks for checking it out.

Matt

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Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions NFL Football Photos

This past Sunday the Packers defeated the Detroit Lions at home.  The game was pretty one sided with the Packers controlling the ball for the majority of the game.  Hopefully they can keep this home game winning streak alive.  It definitely makes for good photos.  Here are my favorites from the game.  Thanks for looking.

Matt

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb catches passes in warm-ups.

 

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Green Bay Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk .

 

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Green Bay Packers linebacker Andy Mulumba hits Detroit Lions wide receiver Micheal Spurlock.

 

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Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Brad Jones and defensive end Johnny Jolly celebrate a sack against the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes against the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson lets a pass slip through his hands.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers picks up one of his teammates helmets.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley breaks the tackle of Detroit Lions free safety Louis Delmas.

 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley celebrates a first down against the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushes against the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones lets a pass slip through his hands while being covered by Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passes against the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers inside linebacker A.J. Hawk hits Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson leaps to make a catch while being covered by Detroit Lions strong safety Glover Quin.

 

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Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams, inside linebacker A.J. Hawk, strong safety Morgan Burnett and nose tackle Ryan Pickett swarm Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush.

 

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Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew hurdles Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House.

 

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Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews hits Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb runs for a long gain against the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley gets hit after making a catch by Detroit Lions strong safety Glover Quin.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones runs a catch into the end zone for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb celebrates with wide receiver James Jones after Jones scores a touchdown.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scrambles with the ball against the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson talks with teammates on the sidelines.

 

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Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton on the sidelines.

 

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Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley watches the scoreboard on the sidelines.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones catches a pass while being covered by Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston.

 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones and wide receiver Randall Cobb celebrate scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions.

 

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Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn watches the scoreboard from the sidelines.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and head coach Mike McCarthy talk during a time out.

 

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford shake hands after the game.

Cyclist Portrait: Studio Photography With Neutral Density Filters

A couple of weeks ago, my friend and fellow photographer, Matt Becker, helped me shoot some new work for my portfolio.  I wanted to create a composite photograph of a cyclist (Coming Soon) and Matt was the perfect subject.  Lets just say he puts quite a few miles on his bike each year.  After we had finished shooting the frames that will be used for the composite, I wanted to shoot a quick portrait.

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Canon 5d Mark III – 1/160  f1.8  3-stop ND filter

 

I used a three light set up consisting of two Elinchrom 600 Rxs with Creative Light 1×4’ strip boxes and an Elinchrom 500 BXRI with a Creative Light 5’ Octa.

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The strip boxes were placed on each side and slightly behind Matt, creating a highlight on each side of his face.  The octa was boomed above and slightly in front of Matt. Matt held a white reflector about stomach hight to help bounce some fill light under his chin. I really wanted to isolate his eyes in the shot so I put a 0.9 (3 Stop) ND filter on the lens allowing me to open up my Canon 85mm to its fastest aperture which is f1.8.  This is a great way to make the eyes pop.  After a few tweaks of the power of the lights, we shot away and ended up with a pretty cool simple portrait.  Thanks for looking.

Matt