So today a new lens came in the mail - YAY! We now have a 17-35mm 2.8 wide zoom! That plus our 80-200mm 2.8 and our 50mm 1.8 means we're fully equipped for weddings - yay!
We are still waiting for our 85mm 1.8 but our friend Brian, the photo dude who runs our Long Beach Photo Society thingy, lent us his to try out, as well as his 10.5mm 2.8 fisheye. Here's a few pics from the fisheye. Thanks Fred for bringing out my big head :)
I of course wanted to post pictures of the new lens, but I decided I would try something different. I wanted to practice making 'product shots' or something. So using a 3-flash set up, I embarked upon an attempt to bring out my new lens's 'best side' hahahaha. I just wanted it to 'pop' persay. You be the judge as to whether I was able to accomplish that. I think it's a decent start, and it was fun to just play around with the lighting today. I'm definitely gonna do more. I want a cool reflective surface to work on. So I'm sure I'll be getting one .. one day.. to add another dimension.
So first let me show you the set up in the apartment (using my new wide zoom lens hehe):
I put a flash w/ umbrella 45 degrees behind on camera right and 45 degrees in front on camera left. I also added a flash w/ a grid on a boom above the table... sort of in front of my subject and tilted it back towards the subject so the shadow would go behind it a little bit..
I used the 85mm 1.8 that I borrowed from Brian, and stayed at 1/200th of a second and a f16 aperture.
Here's one of my earlier shots..
Eh.. It didn't really jump out at me though.. So I decided to take a different approach..
I started to like where it was going.. it seemed to come out a little more... Yah? Yah?? [nudge nudge] Hahaha...
Time to add the case...
Now to tilt it to the side..
What do you think? Does it pop? Maybe a little bit I hope? Hehe.. Like I said, I want a better surface, but I'm pretty happy with the result. You do what you can with what you got, yeah?
So that was fun. Hope you enjoyed!