"Tell me again about this amazing groundhog fellow and his prognostications for an early Spring ?!?!"
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
Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Nikon 35mm F1.8G prime lens. Manual exposure mode, F13, 1/50th second shutter speed, ISO 100, matrix metering. Camera was tripod mounted and shutter triggered with Nikon infrared remote.
Alien Bees B800 studio strobe @ 1/4 power in a 22" Paul C Buff white-lined beauty dish with white diffusion sock on the front. Strobe on a boom arm attached to an Avenger C-Stand to camera left and triggered via a set of PocketWizard Plus II radio transceivers, one on the strobe and the other on the camera.
A Westcott 34" silver reflector was used to camera right to bounce light back onto the subjects.