Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Birthday Girl

The Birthday Girl, originally uploaded by lighthack.

Happy Birthday Ava!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Quick Catch

Quick Catch, originally uploaded by lighthack.

Actually, it was a slow catch. This was a picture that I took a long time ago while the car was just sitting in the driveway. I saw a tutorial about making a car look like it was moving, so I figured that I would give it a shot. Basically, I used a radial blur on the wheels and a motion blur on everything but the car. That's about it. I also added the lens flare for a little pizzaz. Kind of cheesy, but I had fun figuring out how to do it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lights, Camera...

Lights, Camera..., originally uploaded by lighthack.

Just playing around a bit with the lights.

SB-600 behind me to the left 45 degrees, SB-600 behind me to the right 45 degrees (you can see both of these in the picture),and a tiny bit of on camera flash for some front fill. Totally mangled in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Smiles, originally uploaded by lighthack.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dusting off the Strobes

Dusting off the Strobes, originally uploaded by lighthack.

Talking to a friend of mine about flashes/strobes and lighting has inspired me to dust off my strobes and to start taking some pictures. This was a quick shot of me to see if I could still remember how to work these things (and because I need a new Facebook picture).

SB-600 through a 24"x24" softbox camera right and high; SB-600, bare, behind me camera left.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Red Hat

Red Hat, originally uploaded by lighthack.

After hating this hat last year, yesterday Ava decided that she just had to wear it and she couldn't part with it (no matter if we were inside or outside). I didn't mind, I thought that it made for a colorful opportunity for a picture (if you know me, I think anything makes a great picture opportunity).

Monday, November 1, 2010


Cheerleader, originally uploaded by lighthack.

Ava having fun at her Halloween party.