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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb Christmas w/ a SONY DSLR

    Okay ... "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", again. Time to get creative in a "holiday way" with your SONY, folks.


    This Tannenbaum was taken in "TREE-D"

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    α850 w/ SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 DG EX IF HSM
    Zoomed: 24 -> 70mm (or as far as it got in 1/4 sec) - f/2.8 - 1/4 sec - ISO-200 - Tungsten WB
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-22-2010 at 07:14 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    Question Attempt 2?

    Okay ... I gave it another go, after the ornaments were added. I also added fill flash ... and backed up a bit.

    Still hand-held ... but interesting.

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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Get out the dollie track...

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    Rather play with girls!

  5. #5
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    Question What kind of ...

    Galactic Empire battle is playing itself out in your Christmas Tree?

    "Yes ... yes ... let your hatred of Canikon flow, boy!"

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    "Your SONY Full Frame technology is dated ..."

    "Your wrong, your highness. It's not nearly as dated as you're going to be!"
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-24-2010 at 10:09 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    The truth comes out......

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    I thing that is what they call a Freudian slip...
    Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Thumbs up That's my elf ...

    HO HO HO ... here we go!

    A gift of knowledge ...


    α850 w/ SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 DG EX IF HSM
    30mm - f/9 - 1/200 sec - ISO-200 - CWA metering - Ceiling bounce & fill flash - handheld


    Tonight, I went with a different approach to the lighting. I used the two cheaper, lamp type, screw-in SLAVE omni-flashes ... ceiling bounced & triggered by the HVL-F56AM flash on the α850. It's not perfect, but it is exceptionally portable and fast.

    The results were that 90% of the shots, anywhere in the room, were lit well enough and fast enough to get even 1/200th of a second - ISO-200 & f/9, indoors, without direct flash. Yes, low-end lensing.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-25-2010 at 12:32 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Oh boy..a new lens...

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    Question Hey, is that for me?

    Yeah, even the dog is going "gaga" on Christmas ...

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-25-2010 at 12:17 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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