Here is a photograph of a cute little girl that I took while me and my wife was at the food court of Marina Mall today having lunch, I saw her asking her mom to give her more hand sanitizer. I love her big glowing eyes.
The Good News!
After several weeks of research, reading reviews and more than a month of waiting I finally received my very 1st flashgun, My very own Yongnuo YN -460.
After opening the brown postal envelope, the first thing that I noticed is the Nikon-ish box that the flashgun was in. Honestly, I was quite impressed with the box alone. I did not expect to receive it in a very presentable packaging. I was actually expecting a matte brown cheap box since I got the item for a very low price. The next thing that impressed me is when I opened the box. A velvet-like pouch bag was covering the flash itself. Again, I did not expect this one. Then after opening the pouch bag, the flash itself was again wrapped with a very thick plastic covering.
The Yongnuo YN -460‘s front side looked very similar to the Nikon SB-600. At the back you can see 1 button for switching the flash on and off, a button for changing the operating mode to Manual, Slave 1 & Slave 2, and a button for increasing and decreasing the flash power. You can also find here the light indicators or Idiot Lights as others call it which indicate which mode you are on, flash power and a light that changes from red to green to indicate that the flash is ready to fire.
Whats in the box?
Here I would like to share my 1st ever attempt on product photography. This shot was inspired be the work of Steve Bennett’s work which I have been following for the past months.
What do you guys think? good enough for a 1st try?
You can find the setup on how I took the photograph from here.
Photograph was captured with:
Here I would like to share a small project that I have been working on the past few days. It’s my very own DIY product photography setup inspired by Steve Bennett’s work. Here is a list of that I used for the setup.
You can check out the final image from this setup here.
Last night after my wife and I finished watching television I decided to clean up my photography gears and I have accidentally dug out of my bag the pen that one my bosses gave me few weeks back (above). Nothing really special about this pen other than having a built-in LED light bulb which gave me an idea. So, I asked my wife if she has anything to do in mind and she answered no. Then I told her “Lets try light painting” then she my wife immediately replied “SURE” with a lot of enthusiasm.
After several tries on getting a good hand written shot, I gave up and came up with another idea. I got this idea from the Pipho Forums. I took my wife’s teddy bear and arranged it on top of our bed, turned off the lights then asked my wife to draw the outline of the bear, then I asked her to pass the light pen to me and painted the bear itself for few seconds and end up having the shot above.
I was shooting on “BULB” mode the whole time. I have also kept my ISO on 100 to avoid having any digital noise. As for the Aperture settings it was on f/6 when we started and then ended up stickin on f/16. What I have noticed is that the smaller aperture that I use the darker background I end up having.
Me and my wife enjoyed it a lot not only did I learn another side of photography and I had a chance to enjoy learning it with my wife. You should try it with your family and loved ones, you will surely love it. Happy Light Painting!
Photographs are captured with:
Nikon D90 DSLR Camera
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Shutter
Marumi UV Filter
Sandisk ULTRA 15MB/s SD card