Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 5/365 Feeling Misty

So I had to post two shots today because I couldn't decide which one I thought was better (or worse depending on how I looked at it). 
Picture 1- Stephen is shooting the body mist, I have the camera on my tripod with my shutter release cord.  I also have the flash hooked up.  It is very very hard to get him to press the button on the mist right as I press the shutter release button.  We didn't sync up too well.  So, the above result was the best of the bunch.
EXIF info: Canon T2i, Tokina 100mm f2.8 lens- 1/80 sec, ISO 400, f11, flash on and fired. 
Picture 2- So, I decide to try and juggle the shutter release, lens which is off camera with a sync cord and press the mist button at the same time so that I can time the two together.  I keep tipping the tripod over because I'm stretching the flash cord too long, and I have to refocus after like every shot.  I think the spray coming out right by the nozzle is much better, but somehow I have re-angled myself to put a lighter background in there and now you can barely see the spray.  After taking about 100 shots between the two of us, I decide I'm frustrated and choose the two you see above.
EXIF info: Canon T2i, Tokina 100mm f2.8 lens- f4, 1/60 second, ISO 1600, flash on and fired.
I'm walking away frustrated tonight. I feel like I'm getting worse instead of better.


  1. Sorry this shot was so frustrating. I chuckled a little trying to picture you juggling all of the components to get these. They turned out pretty stinking cool, though. I think I like the second one more. The mist at the nozzle is better and the rest of it sparkles. The black background is better for the finer mist details.

    I had a challenging shoot, too. I guess the frustration is a sign that we're getting out of comfort zones. We're growing and trying more difficult stuff. Which is the whole reason we're doing doing this, right.

    I like that you posted your favorite shot. Its like a pick me up to say "yep, I can take fantastic pictures."

  2. Cool that you're getting the kids involved. I'm sure you'll soon feel like you're getting better and not be as frustrated. Remember you're not even a week into this and just getting started. Getting outside will probably help. :)