Shooting snowflakes are fun but can be challenging. For these shots I used a Panasonic GH3 and a Lumix 100-300mm lens with an old manual 50mm lens attached to it in reverse (face to face using a macro coupler ring). For light I used a small LED light source. The setup looked like this:
To properly see and photograph snowflakes, they need to be lit from a specific angle. I moved the light source around to get the effect I like while triggering the shutter with a remote.
As shown in this video, a very small change in the angle of light will have a dramatic effect.
Sorry about the last post, I’m working on a project that needs to be cleared with the client first, hence the password protection. In the meantime here’s a test I did for it. I attached a Panasonic GF1 to the car for this test. Stay tuned for full video.
If you post images anywhere online you might wonder which one of your images are more popular and which ones are more shared or bookmarked. Two of the most common image sharing/reblogging/pinning/bookmarking sites are Pinterest and Tumblr.
Here’s a brief breakdown of my lighting setup for my Peter Mansbridge shoot.
I had about half an hour to setup and 20 minutes to shoot Mr. Mansbridge. He is a very important figure in Canada and I was quite nervous! I didn’t have an assistant which meant I needed to carry minimum gear and I needed to shoot very fast. I decided to shoot with my favourite portrait lens, the Canon EF 85mm f1.8 on the 5D Mark II.