Friday, October 30, 2009

Smile and say "Cheese"


Self portrait with a Kodak Brownie box camera, circa 1910 (subject is circa 1958). Everything on the camera appears to work. Only the size of roll film the camera uses is no longer manufactured. Someday I'll get some 4x5 black and white film, cut it to size and try some shots, then get a photography student from one of the local colleges to develop it for me. Some day.

Taken with three flash units. One was set up camera left with a shoot-through umbrella at 1/4 power tethered to the camera with a pc cord, one behind the subject with a short snoot at 1/32 power to throw a circle of light on the backdrop and one placed camera right and behind the subject, bare, at 1/16 power to add some edge light to my hand and camera. The two lights behind me were fired by optical slave, which detected the main flash and fired at the same time. I wuv me my flashes.

Weekend's here. Don't forget to smile.

Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

Hi James ~~ Nice portrait. Just when I thought it was safe to come radiation done... our daughter had a kidney stone and was hospitalized... I took care of four that took care of another week or two.

Glad we live close enough to help out.

Will keep checking your wonderful pictures.