sometimes I feel like I have to split myself in parts, to get everything done, that I want to do. This week was such a week. Not because I had such a busy work week, but because at the begin of this week, the expansion for Diablo 3 was released. Even though I don’t play so much like I used to some years ago, I still enjoy a good game from time to time. And the Diablo series is and has always been my favorite of all Video game series. I think the time I spent playing Diablo 2 back in the days, could be counted in weeks rather than hours. So this week I spent almost every free minute gaming. And to be honest, this week was the first time I really had to pull myself together to get the picture done. But as my Taekwon Do trainer once said, “Discipline is choosing what you want most, over what you want now”. So I buckled up, grab my cam and got my picture, or rather all three pictures for this week done. At first, I wanted to give one of the MiniMes a nerdy gamer like look. But as I already did a Diablo picture in the past, I decided against it. And as my hobbies that take up most of my freetime are Takwon Do and Photography, I wanted to put these two in the picture. By the way, the book that I’ holding there is “Hot Shoe Diaries” from Joe McNally. It’s a great book for everybody who wants to learn more about using system strobes. It certainly helped me a lot and I can only recommend it to everybody who wants to learn more about using system strobes and about different light setups and their effect on your picture.
I did all three pictures with almost the same lighting setup, to keep the light consistent throughout the whole picture. I used a 2 lighting setup. The main light through a softbox 45° right of the cam. The second light roughly 45° behind me on cam left with a striplight. For the big background picture, I didn’t have the space to use the second strobe behind me, as I was shooting in my kitchen with a wall directly behind me. But there is a window about 1m to my left hand side that I used as a softbox substitute instead.
Until next week – Florian