This publicity photo of actor Paul Dandridge was captured at the Studio on Fulton Avenue in Studio City, CA with Kodak Ektachrome 100 35 mm transparency film. The film was then scanned, converted to b&w, and brown toned in the digital darkroom (Photoshop).
Nikon N90S SLR, Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, Elinchrom EL-500 monoblock strobe lights, Elinchrom 27″ softbox, Elinchrom 60″ Octa Light, Westcott reflector, white seamless background, exposure not recorded, handheld. Polaroid SprintScan 4000
I have no recollection of where this was. Whatever cryptic notes taken have failed me, but I never forget a capture. I arrived at this scene before sunset as it was approaching the golden hour. I could already see it in my mind’s eye, the darkening sky, the sun setting over the mountains showering the fields and yellow wildflowers with golden light, and the star burst that would occur. I set up, composed, waited about a half hour, and there it was…my mind’s eye.
Nikon N90 SLR, AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, Nikon A2 filter, exposure: not recorded, ISO 64, program mode: Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Kodak Kodachrome 64 color transparency film, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software capture date: June 1994
I captured Silly Cats on an architectural shoot of a residence in Laguna Niguel, California. The clients cats watching from their comfy blanket were mesmerized by my 27″ softbox mounted high on a light stand that flashed every time I clicked the shutter. I decided to capture the moment and give a print to the client as a gift. It ended up a digital painting on fine art paper.
Nikon D1X DSLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO 125, Exposure Program: Manual, Elinchrom EL 500 mono light inside an Elinchrom Elinca 27″ softbox, handheld, Capture Date and Time: 12/18/2006, 11:34 pm, handheld.