Saturday, January 17, 2015

Gothic Geisha

From an enjoyable creative shoot with designer and artisan Emily Yoshizawa last Wednesday.

Model, hair, styling: Emily Yoshizawa
Makeup: Bronwyn Martens

Lighting: Paul C Buff Einstein in Westcott Medium Apollo softbox, camera-left; Einstein with socked 22" beauty dish on background, camera-right.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015


More testing with my new lighting gear has produced one of the best portraits of Gandalf the Russian Blue kitty yet.

Camera: Pentax K-3, SMC DA* 16-50/2.8 SDM @ 39mm, f11, 1/125th sec, ISO 100.

Lighting: Paul C Buff Einstein e640 monolight with 22" beauty dish wearing white diffuser sock, camera-right forward (just feathering the subject); white foamcore sheet camera-left.

Post-processing in Lightroom.