Natasha

Loving Natasha’s pics i took a long time ago!

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Louise

Contemporary Art – Marlies Vermeulen

I have the pleasure to know Marlies Vemeulen, a great artist from Liege. She makes contemporary art in form of ink drawings but doesn’t limit herself to a regular canvas.

The combination of what she draws and what she uses as medium is always original. Still keeping the convenient classy style that can be integrated in the contemporary house-style.

I’m glad to be the owner of some of her work and hope to get some more!

To get in touch with her and see more of her work: http://www.marliesvermeulen.be

BABIES!!!

The summer is back and shooting is back, let’s see what it’s gonna bring:

now a former colleague of mine asked me to do some baby pics:

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Cherrybilly!

Last weekend I had an awesome shoot with Cherrybilly, It wasn’t only really pleasant, I loved the result too!

Light assistant (and second photgrapher) : Sem Dendoncker

MUA: Connie Van Noten

The first concept was to put a fridge in a field and let Cherrybilly step out:

We were very lucky, the weather was awesome and we took some more pictures :

I Used 2 SB900’s: one in a 80×80 gridded softbox left and my softbox/beautydish on the right 🙂

I want to thank Ellen, Sem and offcorse the lovely Connie again for the great day!

New Beauty dish… or is it a soft box

Hey guys,

I wanted to make myself a beauty dish a long time ago now, but always struggled with finding the right dome… One day I stumbled upon a nice dome, really cheap too (9€)!

So I was determined to make a beauty dish out of it. Problem 1: I like strudy brackets, not the ones I put my SB600 on and then the bracket lets go of the strobe…( remember?)

An exhaustive search on Ebay, several purchases later I found a good contender : Here. I found this bracket easy to modify to whatever I want to. It’s very sturdy and my new SB900 fits nicely on it!

Once the bracket was decided I mounted a nice big dome on it. Problem was (still is) the dome is too deep to get a nice beauty-dish effect… it acts more like a snoot. So I switched again to add some diffuse cloths in the dome and got a pretty good result. This with a minimum of cost. It’s quick and dirty but works as intended!

Now next step is to get me the same dome, another bracket and make a modification to the dome to finally get my beauty dish 🙂

oh yeah, I almost forgot the result 🙂

On the left with diffuse, right is bare in the bowl.

SB600 revived!

Remember I bought a SB900 because my SB600 died?


This is the mess…


I started real gentle about it and opened the strobe to see the flash tube was busted.

Again the good digital native in me started a Google search: here, here and here

so some pointers you have to consider:

  1. Order the flashtube from Nikon or Ebay (8-30€ -> an official Nikon repair is 200€…).
  2. Disassemble the flash and take the batteries out.
  3. Leave for 3 weeks (REALLY !!! the capacitor is charged and a big zap is waiting)
  4. De -solder  the broken tube
  5. Replace the tube (watch the side with the wire!)
  6. Test the zoom while the flash is still open. (so the wires are tucked away nicely)
  7. Work neatly! (don’t lose any screws, remember what screw goes where…)

The result is this :

IT WORKS!

thanks Google 🙂

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