Today I had the opportunity to wear one of my favorite Christmas gifts, a pair of camera cufflinks.  Since I won't get the opportunity to show them off very often, I figured I might as well play around and see if I can make a good photograph of them.  Today, I spent a little more time on the details, unlike yesterday. The set up is rather simple.  I had my Nikon SB-24 about 3 feet behind a 40" Westcott Reflector that had the covers removed and was being used to defuse the light.  On camera right, just out of the shot a small whiteboard was used to reflect some light back and soften the shadows.

Perfect furnishing

Camera:  Pentax K20 50mm prime lens  ISO 100 Aperture f/5.6  Exposure 1/180

Lighting:  Single SB-24 @ 1/4 power, about 5 feet from cufflinks with diffuser between.  Fill light added with a white board just our of frame on camera right.

I know most people would prefer to see photos of my girls, they are gorgeous after all, but unfortunately they do not sit as still as a set of cufflinks or wine bottle.  When I am playing with lighting, I really need a still life.

To see the rest of the Photo Of The Days, look at my blog posts tagged with POTD or to skip my ramblings and just see the images, look at my POTD set on Flickr.

If you really need to see a photo of people, take a look at this one that I made while waiting for the entire DSAGSL staff to arrive for a staff photo.  I don't know what it is, but I find it a rather amusing photograph.  Plus, if you look at the full size image (careful, it is big) you can even see that I am wearing the cufflinks above.  It all ties together so nicely.


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