Bonny Pierzina and the New Ring Flash

I received my new Alien Bees ABR800 ringflash last Wednesday... and have anxiously waited to have time to try it out. Finally yesterday I came over to Lan and Bonny's garage... set up some lights... and did a quick shoot. So far I really like it. I do need to make sure to not overuse it... but when you have something new that's inevitable. All the shots below are with the ringflash and 2 strobes behind and to the left and right of Bonny... at about a 45 degree angle or so. It took some time to get it right, and I was adjusting throughout... but I'm pretty happy with the way they are turning out. One thing I didn't realize that I'm going to have to rectify is that I definitely need an ND filter... many of the shots were done with the ringflash set to minimum power (1/32). Some were still too bright, at ISO 100 f/16. It definitely reminded me that I need to clean my sensor, though. Damn that thing's dirty... shooting wide open all the time I tend to forget that.

Oodles of Noodles

The feedback that we've gotten on the new episode of Noodle Scar has been great so far. People seem to really enjoy it, which is great motivation for us to keep going. It's gonna be tough (coming up with decent new content every week), but it's been lots of fun so far... so even while tough it is still enjoyable.

While we were filming, at the LA Arboretum Nevin took this great shot of us. Makes us almost look like we know what we're doing.