Saturday, October 3, 2009

Skulling

Halloween is coming.  Yippee.  Well, skulls are cheap now, anyway.  So, needing a model for lighting practice in the Certain Ethnic Portrait Studio, I got one.  And needing a way of restricting the light from one of my flashguns, I made one of these.  Here's what I got with no key light:


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Hey - it works!  And with a key light:


 
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On the DIY theme, I'm using the handle from a Swiffer mop for a boom with some umbrella adapters.  Cheap and works without modification.  A photo of the shooting layout along with the full-sized skull shots are on my Picasa site.