Day 48 of 365 - "Toys. When you're not looking" project

"The Girl Scout cookies are here !  The Girl Scout cookies are here !!!"
Image created with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 28-70mm F2.8 AFS lens @ 32mm.  Manual exposure mode, F22, 1/50th second shutter speed, ISO 400, matrix metering.  Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.   

Main Lights:
A pair of Nikon SB900 speedlights each in manual mode @ 1/2 power with the flash head zoomed to 24mm and stofen diffuser on the flash were shot through Westcott 34" white satin shoot through umbrellas on light stands placed on either side of the table.  The SB900 on the left w triggered with a PocketWizard Plus II radio transceiver on flash and camera and the one on the right was triggered with the built in optical slave mode (SU-4).

Background Lights:
One Yongnuo YN560 Mark II) in manual mode @ 1/16 power with the flash head zoomed to 24mm.  Rogue bounce card used on camera side of flash to prevent flare causing light from returning to the camera.  Flash was placed on a light stand to camera right and aimed at the background to keep it white. Flash triggered via built in optical slave mode.

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