Light is Everything!

The Dam

I finally got a minute to run out to the dam and try my new variable ND filter in a landscape scenario. But of course, the water at the Dam was nearly glass anyways. Just my luck… But I took the kids and did a few long exposure setups in an effort to really blur the water and make it look dreamy. Many of the photos were shot at f/22 and upwards of 6 seconds! Not too shabby. We’ll have to try it again on a day where there is mucho waves. Thinking ahead though,  I threw a little flash setup into the truck last minute. Actually it was my beastly new C-Stand and Photoflex NXT Octodome – I love this new stand! I was able to put the light right over head of the kids and blast ’em without worry of the thing tipping over. It’s so sweet! Even though it was a bicep buster hauling it up and down the bank at the dam. My favourite image of the night is the one I put at the top of this blog post. Ethan was facing opposite to the light, but it captured the fun of the evening!

2 responses

  1. Marcin Wilczyński

    Hi Jason,
    Cool shots and nice article.
    Can I ask you for camera and flash settings for the portraits? And what ND filter did you use for them?
    Thanks,
    Marcin

    September 4, 2019 at 7:20 am

    • Hi! I was using a GENUS brand variable ND filter. The portrait settings for the camera was ISO 100 1/250 f/5.6 Camera: Nikon D300s Lens: Nikon 16-35mm f/4. The flash settings I don’t have recorded, but I would guess these were Nikon SB-600 flash in manual mode, probably around 1/4 – 1/8th power. Hope this helps! Sorry for the delay in response!

      September 12, 2019 at 2:53 pm

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