Day 1 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

Domotographer, Father and Son portrait session

Domo rocks the white seamless look, Richard Avedon style, during a portrait session with Mr. Monkey and his young Son, Jasper.  Yes, Domo shoots with a Russian made 6x6 medium format film camera but don't confuse him with a hipster.  Domo is just a little different.  

In 2013, I'm doing a 365 shot a day project with the theme "Toys. When you're not looking". The idea is to capture familiar toys dealing with the situations and challenges that life throws at them in the real world, just like a human would. 

Nikon D300 with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX prime lens.  Manual exposure mode, F11, 1/60th second shutter speed, ISO 200, spot metering. Camera mounted on tripod and shooting tethered into Lightroom 4.3 on a laptop. 

Lighting:

Main light - Nikon SB900 speedlight mounted on Avenger C-Stand.  Manual mode @ 1/4 power shot through a Westcott 43" white satin shoot through umbrella over and in front of camera position.   Triggered with PocketWizard Plus II on flash and PocketWizard Flex-TT5 on camera.  

Fill light for seamless camera left - Nikon SB900 speedlight mounted on Flashpoint nano stand.  Manual mode @ 1/8th power aimed at white seamless paper.  Triggered with SU-4 mode (optical slave).

Fill light for seamless camera right - Nikon SB800 speedlight mounted on Flashpoint nano stand.  Manual mode @ 1/8th power aimed at white seamless paper.  Triggered with SU-4 mode (optical slave).