Archive for November, 2010


IMAGES: New Portable Lighting Kit – $50

November 17, 2010

I ordered the a lighting kit off of Amazon after some good reviews and a serious need to have something I can pick up and bring with me to a portrait session in a hurry.

I didn’t use the enclosed florescent bulbs, but swapped with one 500w and one 250w incandescent bulb in each.  I only kept the lamps on for a few minutes to avoid any overheating.

This whole set cost me $50 including shipping — new.  For the price — I am amazed at the results.

In addition my enjoyment with the lighting kit… I also realized I need to dust my coffee table more often.


IMAGES: Halloween Fun

November 11, 2010

It’s been a long while… too long, in fact, since I’ve had some pics up on the Topical Optical site. I’ve been busy with other “day job” type things, and have had the time I’d like to go out and shoot, but I did grab some fun images over the recent Halloween holiday.  These were at a Pumpkin Patch in Moorpark, just north of Los Angeles.  Enjoy!