T.G.I.H.F (Thank God it's Halo Friday)
Image created with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 35mm. Manual exposure mode, F11, 1/60th second shutter speed, ISO 200, spot metering. Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.
Nikon SB900 speedlight in manual mode @ 1/8th power with the flash head zoomed to 24mm. Stofen diffuser on the flash with the flash shot through a Qbox 24, 24" softbox placed to camera left on an Avenger C-Stand with boom arm. Flash triggered with PocketWizard Plus II radio transceiver on flash and camera.
Blue rim Light:
Nikon SB900 speedlight in manual mode # 1/16 power with flash head zoomed to 105mm. Rogue grid with CTB (Color temperature blue) flash gel was placed over the flash head to create the blue rim light on the back and right sides of the subject. Flash was on a light stand and placed to camera right and about five feet behind the subject.
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