How To Mix Natural And Flash Lighting Using Shutter Speeds

Halloween300x600After setting up my scene in a small room (still life photographs are a great activity during the cold months when shooting outside is undesirable), I put 1 Nikon SB-700 on a stand and behind a scrim to mimic window light. I used the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G lens on a D810. Opposite my main light I had a silver reflector on a Justin ClampRead the rest on 500 ISO.

Halloween Still Life 17th Century Style Vanitas

In celebration of the fall season, I have created a still life in the tradition of a Dutch Vanitas. Vanitas, or “vanity”, paintings incorporate macabre motifs to symbolize the transient nature of life. Some of the symbols are obvious, such as skulls, watches, and hourglasses. Other symbols, all representing the shortness of life in some way, include rotting fruit, flowers in various states of robustness and decay, seashells, sea food, bubbles, smoke, books, instruments, small game, butterflies, and wine…Read the rest on 500px.

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