Shot with the Nikon D300 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 38mm. Manual exposure mode, F8, 1/20th second shutter speed, ISO 200, spot metering. Lighting Nikon SB-700 with Stofen diffuser, manual mode @ 1/8th power in Westcott 34" white satin shoot through umbrella above and about one foot in front of the camera position extended out on a Avenger C-Stand with boom arm. Flash triggered via SU-4 optical strobe mode using the popup flash on the D300 as a flash commander unit.
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. You can follow the progress of the project on http://GreggObst.com