Sunday, September 29, 2013

Industrial Design

Vanessa Furtado by Bruce M Walker
Vanessa Furtado, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.
Also Vanessa Furtado - Events Coordinator, Metropolis Factory

Lighting: Pentax AF540FGZ flash in 30" octa umbrella softbox, right.
Bare Pentax AF540FGZ flash behind chair, pointing straight up.

Pentax K20D, DA* 16-50/2.8 @ 50mm/f:6.3, 1/15th sec, ISO 200, handheld.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Chairman of the board

Chairman of the board by Bruce M Walker
Chairman of the board, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.
Marco Pecota - Partner/Owner and creative force behind Metropolis Factory

A one-light portrait: a single 30" octa umbrella softbox right. I got lovely rim lighting from a number of north-facing windows above and to either side of my subject. I dragged the shutter to 1/40th sec to take advantage of that, and bring up the background just enough.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nico Skellington

Nico Skellington by Bruce M Walker
Nico Skellington, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.
Nico Skellington is one of the multi-talented folks at Metropolis Factory in The Junction Triangle area of Toronto:

Metropolis Factory is housed in an old power station where they create industrial themed furniture and sculpture from recycled, vintage and found materials. Besides workshops and showrooms, the building is also a large event hosting space.

K20D, DA* 16-50/2.8 @ 31mm/f:5, 1/180th, ISO 640.
AF540FGZ on camera with StoFen white diffuser.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

6-in-1 reflector

6-in-1 reflector by Bruce M Walker
6-in-1 reflector, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.

Taffy is seen here treating my photo-gear with respect. She also demonstrates that this 5-in-1 reflector is actually a 6-in-1 reflector.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Artisans of the Metropolis

Part of the interior of Metropolis Factory as seen during their Artisans of the Metropolis event. It's a fascinating place with strange and wonderful vintage industrial artifacts, original and repurposed, everywhere you look.

Monday, September 02, 2013


Sophie by Bruce M Walker
Sophie, a photo by Bruce M Walker on Flickr.
Shot on location in my sister's living room.

Strobist: Pentax AF540FGZ flash in Westcott Medium Apollo above-left; AF540FGZ in 30" umbrella softbox, behind-right; bare Pentax AF200 on background; silver reflector right; aluminum baking dish handheld below for fill (ran out of reflectors!).