Lysa Pt. 1

This is the second time I have shot Lysa before a competition and both times were an opportunity for the both of us to try some things we have never done before with photography. Lysa as a model and me as a photographer. Last year we setup a makeshift studio in her living room with a seamless backdrop and some electronic flashes. This year we rented out a studio and had five strobes working overtime for four hours.

Here are all five strobes firing.

Here are the back three strobes only.

Here is the setup.

A big thank you to Alex at Studio Huit Dalpe (the Studio did not disappoint!) and as always to Louis-Philippe at Headshots Rentals (I’m getting the 7′ strip lights next time!).

Camera Details:

Canon Mk. III
Canon 24-70 f2.8 

50 ISO

Studio Details:

Top Front – Medium Softbox (horizontal) – 1/8 power
Below Front –  Medium Softbox (vertical) – 1/16 power
Left/Right Behindish – 4′ Striplight – 1/4 power
Back – Reflector w/ Honeycomb Grid – 1/8 power


See last year’s shoot.


More coming soon.



(Hockey) Fight Night

Here are a few images form last weeks Ottawa Senators – Anaheim Ducks game. The Senators lost spectacularly.

Tough guy Chris Neil finally threw down with Parros (who had a wicked mustache!) Making a cool fight pic pretty tough, it has be to be sharp (a good first step), fist on face, the ref needs to not jump jump in too soon, they need to not hit the ice too fast, etc. Generally they just circle each other and turn their heads when a fist comes their way, so making a nice pic takes some luck.

The below pic is sharpish at best, but I love the guy’s face behind the glass.