That Old Time Feeling

February 11th, 2010

IMG 0594 That Old Time Feeling For one of my last shoots in the old studio Angie brought in some Victorian dresses that she once wore to her high school proms. We were just playing around with some ideas that are pretty far off from my usual work. That’s one of the things I love about photography: It’s fun. I always enjoy just playing with photography to see what happens.

This time I shot with my regular Nikon with several lenses using the studio strobe system. But I also pulled out my new Canon S90 and turned on its built-in sepia mode. Just to see what would happen. I’m pretty pleased with the way it renders sepia. A lot easier to have files like this one right out of the camera without having to sit in front of the computer for an hour trying different setups to get a good sepia rendition.

I just used the modeling lights as the light source, put the S90 on Program, which is where I always keep it now, and let the camera chose the ISO automatically. It chose ISO 1000 for this shot. 1/20 second at f/4.9 at the long end of the zoom. Hand held with the image stabilization on.

As I said, not my normal sort of photo, but who wants to be normal?

My friend Dave Rudin is coming in tomorrow night for a visit. We are going to be busy while he is here, starting with a trip to Chicago for the weekend. We will be going to Carrie Leigh’s gallery opening there Saturday night. Any of you in the Chicago area please come by the gallery and say hi if you can. I’m looking forward to meeting Carrie Leigh and her husband and thanking them in person for honoring me with the quite unexpected 2009 Arts for Humanity Award over there at the right of this page.

Dave will be here for a week and will be doing some shooting in the new studio while he is here. And we’ll end the week with a trip up to Detroit on February 20 for the Meet The Artists night at River’s Edge Gallery for the “Secrets Revealed” show I’m in up there right now. Hope to see a bunch of my Detroit area friends there.

Don’t forget the f-eleven book is still available. You can buy it here. All the profits go to a great charity. There’s now a website for f-eleven books. This is the link to it. And there’s an f-eleven books blog too. Those links will give you lots of information about the current book, news about the contributors on the blog, and announcements of future books.

Also, I still have my calendars available, but not for much longer. I’d probably have them off the market by now, but I’ve just been too busy to deal with them…so you can still get one if you want. Hurry. Here’s the link. You can get a 30% discount by using the coupon code TIMEFLIES through the end of February.

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3 Responses to “That Old Time Feeling”

  1. 1Steven
    February 11th, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    That's some wonderful lighting; great shot as always.

  2. 2unbearable lightness
    February 11th, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    That photo of Angie is so different for you, and I like it!!!

    I am so looking forward to seeing you and meeting Dave Rudin in Chicago!! I will be the one in the red corset with the little black skirt and boots. It sounds as though you two have an eventful week ahead!

  3. 3Hugh
    February 16th, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    Just bought an S90 – partly following your comments.

    WOW – I've finally got a "digital Leica."

    Set up for BW + yellow filter, RAW, lens at 35mm equivalent, program exposure, auto ISO.

    No shutter lag if you pre-focus.

    Prints very nice 8×10 black and white prints at 800 ISO if you don't mind grain.

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