The Patriarch

And now for something completely different.

This picture was shot using an antiquated Soviet era tungsten lights that I’ve had for years and now use as home lights, because they are so old that they’ve become fashionably cool and consequently a collector’s item.

When I bought them at a give-away price the shop owner smiled knowingly, thinking there’s a sucker born every minute. But I’ve used them often because they give a very even hard light that was perfect for this picture. A major benefit of continuous lighting is that once you have both the correct exposure values and white balance everything remains constant, so what you see is what you get.

The only problem is slower shutter speeds if you want a decent depth of field, which was the case in this picture.


50mm, f8, 1/15sec, ISO200


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