Industrial lights

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I have used a very cheap set of twin halogen lights for this photograph. Total cost: AUD $25 from a local hardware shop The lights output 2x250W and produced enough light for a relatively slow exposure at 1/25 of second but with a good light falloff for a dramatic picture.

This photo was taken using Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 lens, which really shines in these conditions. Model: my daughter Michelle.

Sandstone backdrop

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My daughter Michelle at our favourite beach. The access to the wild part of the beach leads through endless sandstone formations, which are fantastic to photograph by themselves or as a backdrop to a casual portrait like this.

Photograph taken with Canon 30D, Tokina 12-24 f/4 and Canon 580EX Speedlite.