Posts Tagged ‘robots’


The Future of Photography

April 14, 2009

The Future of Photography

Originally uploaded by photocumbria

What the future of photography may look like; perhaps …
Here Robot B9 gets ready to change lenses on his Camon 1D mk 9, swapping from the 24mm f0.95 to his 35-650mm f1.8 lens!

Strobist info

Canon 580ex at 1/16th power gridded and set at 35mm directly above the robot, triggered with an Elinchrom Skyport.
To subject right, Sunpak 4500 with red gel, shot into a silver reflector to tint some of the reflective surfaces.

Shot with a Canon 30; 1/200 sec at f10

See the setup shot here …

Post work done in Photomatix and Photoshop.


Toy day: R2-D2 and C-3PO

March 20, 2009

R2-D2 and C-3PO
Originally uploaded by photocumbria

Models of the original Ralph McQuarrie designs for the two robots featured in Star Wars.

Shot info:

Canon 30D c/w 35-350mm f3.5 lens at 135mm, mounted on a tripod.
Lit with ambient tungsten lights (kitchen) plus a Canon 580EX, triggered with Elinchrom Skyports,  to camera left, set at 1/32 power plus snooted and gridded to give red highlights on the figures.
Exposure – 3.2 secs at f16, 100 iso.

Some work done in both DPP and PS to clean up the background / dust on the sensor and increase the contrast and depth of the colours.

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