Yeah, my primary impetus for the Elinchrom is for shooting outdoor stuff and having any lighting well away from any model in order to capture more of the scene.With a 22" PCB dish, I can get f/22 from about 4 feet from subject.
And if I could do it all over again, I would get a Mola. Good choice. Do it. It may even let your throw more light and get a higher f/stop in sunlight from a farther distance.
And yeah, it's expensive as fuck.
Kacey EnterprisesYeah, my primary impetus for the Elinchrom is for shooting outdoor stuff and having any lighting well away from any model in order to capture more of the scene.
It's going to be SOOOO damn hard to buy that Mola. Almost 600 bucks for bowl. I know that Hensel made something almost identical, but I haven't come across any DIY Molas. There HAS to be a cheaper alternative....
THAT'S what I meant. Where the hell did I get Hensel from?
I hope they don't go under. Because if I ever get a Mola dish for my Einsteins I'll need one of Kacey's brackets to mount it...THAT'S what I meant. Where the hell did I get Hensel from?
It's that damn Hensel [sic], it's so hot right now....
I had looked into Kacey, but they had always seemed back ordered and from LENGTHY discussions on some of the boards b/t the owners of Kacey and Mola, it seemed like the law suit might render Kacey kaput, so I never followed through with it.
Here's some sweet close ups of some guy's eyeball. The first one's been retouched. The second one has just been sharpened with a slight boost in contrast.Pics or it didn't happen...
Ugh, I know. Just been super busy at work. No time for photography, which sucks. I'm thinking of switching over to photography full time at some point. Who knows. No way I'd be making the same amount of money unless I land some huge gig like shooting ads for Nike or a movie or something. But fuck... my agency worked with a photographer a few months ago who shot an ad for a major magazine. Guy's bid (which he won) was something like 80k for two days worth of work.^^^Impressive shot! What did you use for lighting?
You got the D800 and then disappeard - figured this thread would have been flooded with your work by now....
Thanks! Good luck with the DD ad shoot! Bottles or not, you're racking up the resume for sure.Congrats on the move!
I've been busy busy busy with work. But I've been hired to shoot stuff internally at work. When the budget for client projects is low and they need a photographer, they get me to do it. Nothing huge. But I've shot some stuff for Pennzoil and Shell. And I have a shoot of a Minute Maid bottle for a Dunkin' Donuts ad next week. I don't really like product photography. But at least it's a few extra bucks on the side every now and again. I'd rather be shooting people, not bottles.