Monthly Archives: February 2014

An apple a day

f5.6 – 1/125 – speedlight with Rogue honeycomb grid aimed at apple from left. White reflector on the right side.

magazines

f6.7 – 1/125 – Rogue honeycomb grid on speedlight coming from left side.

The story behind the photo

This magazine is one that I worked on during my internship in 2008. I interned at August Home Publishing in Des Moines, IA and had the pleasure of designing every article in this particular magazine. I worked closely with an art director, illustrator, photographer and writers to make everything look great.

Monkey portrait

f4.5 – 1/125 –  on a speedlight with blue, gelled, honeycomb grid on it. Key light is the Alien Bees light.

abstract blue

f5.6 – 1/125 – speedlight with teal gel aimed straight up from bottom right.

Magazine spread

f.5.6 – 1/125 – One light shooting through an umbrella coming from the left side.

The story behind the photo

This magazine is one that I worked on during my internship in 2008. I interned at August Home Publishing in Des Moines, IA and had the pleasure of designing every article in this particular magazine. I worked closely with an art director, illustrator, photographer and writers to make everything look great. Special attention was paid to how page numbers/section titles/drop caps/tips/headings would look, since they were used all through-out the magazine. I learned a whole lot about being detail-oriented and making sure a design style is carried through the whole magazine. I never have placed any of this work in my portfolio because I always felt weird about showing magazine spreads for something that was currently for sale – but since it is currently sold out and you can’t actually read the text in this photo, I thought “what the heck”.

Dining room light

f4.5 – 1/90 – blue gelled speedlight aimed at background. Minimal saturation added – colors were
photographed not photoshopped.

Kodak Camera

f6.7 – 1/125 – speedlight with yellow gel aimed at background with alien bees light aimed at subject through an umbrella.

brass vase

f5.6 – 1/125 – Alien Bees as main light 45º left and speedlight as fill light 45º right – both with shoot-through umbrellas.

Hammer

f6.7 – 1/125 – studio light with umbrella on left and speedlight as fill on right.

abstract texture

f4.5 – 1/125 – speedlight with blue gel aimed at icy window.