All posts tagged: Pentax 645D

The Fortune Teller #2

Another shot from the fortune teller shoot. Used a wider lens and asked Jovi to hold the crystal ball towards the lens for a more 3 dimensional look. Mystic – Jovi MUA – Amy Higareda Pentax 645D smc PENTAX-D FA 645 55mmF2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW Lighting -Westcott modern vintage background. Beauty dish powered by Profoto Pro-7a as the main light. . Medium size strip softboxes on both sides adding rimlight (powered by Profoto compacts). A third compact aimed at the background. Strobes triggered with PocketWizards.

In the Studio – Talisa

Model – Talisa Galarza Makeup and Hair – Mallika Sharma of Glam Girl Sharma Pentax 645D     Pentax 150mm Lighting – Charcoal background. Beauty dish powered by Profoto Pro-7a as the main light. Small softbox as low fill. Medium size strip softboxes on both sides adding rimlight (powered by Profoto compacts). A fifth compact aimed at the background. Strobes triggered with PocketWizards.

In the Studio – Amanda

Model – Amanda ‘Hamilton’ Perez MUA – Summer Johnson-Makeup Artist Pentax 645D HD PENTAX-D FA645 MACRO 90mmF2.8ED AW S Lighting – Grey background. Octabox powered by Profoto Pro-7a as the main light. Small softbox as low fill. A medium size strip softbox on both sides adding rimlight (powered by Profoto compacts). A fifth compact aimed at the background. Strobes triggered with PocketWizards.

645D Price Reduction

The U.S. price for the Pentax 645D has just dropped a massive 1800 dollars. This may tempt some to jump from full frame 35mm to something a little bigger, it also could be seen as an indicator that a Pentax 645D II is on its way.  Rumors are it could be 60 megapixels, a larger sensor (although not FF 645), and priced significantly higher than the original 645D. Pentax 645D at B&H for US$6996.95 Pentax 645D at Amazon US via Adorama for US$6996.95

Vary your Angles (Part 1)

I was talking to a student on last weekend’s Photography Fundamentals workshop about the importance of varying your shots. If you’re taking pictures for yourself it will add some interest to your photo album. If you’re working professionally, it will give photo editors and image buyers more options. Sometimes they need a photograph in a particular orientation, at a certain time of day, and shot from a specific angle. If you’ve only taken one pic, the chances you’ve got exactly what they’re looking for is going to be very small.

Aino with Umbrella

Model – Aino Shimoji MUA – Mallika Sharma Pentax 645D HD PENTAX-D FA645 MACRO 90mmF2.8ED AW S Lighting – Traditional wagasa umbrella background. Beauty dish powered by Profoto Pro-7a as the main light. Small softbox as low fill. Medium size strip softboxes on both sides adding rimlight (powered by Profoto compacts). Strobes triggered with PocketWizards.