One strobe and the new Canon 5D Mark III

16 04 2012


Last week-end, I went to my parent’s for the easter holiday. I know a really cool place there where I used to go bouldering when I was in high school. I knew it would be a perfect spot to do a few trail running photos. It would also be a very good opportunity to test my brand new Canon 5D Mark III in a real shooting situation.

My lovely light stand ­čśë

So I brought with me the 5D III, a few lenses and my Profoto AcuteB2 AirS kit with a 60 inch shoot thru umbrella. This is the exact same setup that in this other post, but the umbrella is bigger and it made a big difference in the final images. How? because it lit the entire scene, thanks to the very wide beam spread of the shoot thru umbrella. Here’s a good example in the next photo. The trees and the subject all ┬áreceived the light they needed and were adjusted in post.

Even if the 5D Mark III has a maximum sync speed of 1/200 sec and the flash duration of the Profoto Acute B2 is not short enough to ”catch” a runner. I think it did a very good job showing just enough motion to be great.

I used a combination of Pocket Wizard Mini tt1, Flex tt5 and Profoto Air sync trigger. The Pocket Wizard were used to trigger the camera while the Profoto Air Sync fired the flash. (I was the runner, so I had to use a remote solution).

In this case, the ambiant was about 2 stops under the main flash, giving just enough fill light to complete the shot.

In this photo, the ambiant was probably about 2/3 stops under.

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Stock food

16 04 2010

Hey everybody,

Today, I thought it might be great to post some stock photos. I started stock about seven months ago after reading an article in a Montreal newspaper. The article was about Lise Gagne from iStockphoto. I then realized that I could put my images online to instead of letting them sleep on my hard drives.

Honestly, not a lot of my sleeping images made it to the strict microstock world. I’ve got my share of rejections but I tried harder and made more stock-style images that were finally accepted.

A lot of my online images are food photographs because it is easier to arrange a shooting session with a tomato and a strawberry than with a human model. However, I have plan for the summer. I’ll do more stock specific sport and outdoor photos since this is what I did most before stock.

Here’s a few photographs of food action that sell well on microstock site. You can find them at these adresses:

Thanks for watching!