Posts Tagged: coffee


Steam Coffee (23/365) on Flickr.

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Steam Coffee (23/365)

So, I really like coffee. Like a lot. Originally I was going to use my 100mm macro to do a high speed photo of me pouring TONS of sugar into my coffee. Although to be fair the contraption of a cup is already pretty sweet.

The point of the story is that I got very distracted when I took a test shot on my 50mm lens and noticed that the flash behind it was lighting up steam!

Strobist: 430EX (@1/2 power) bounded off the wall behind the camera as a fill

430EX (@1/2 power) behind the lens cup to light the steam.

Camera : Canon 5D mark II, 50mm F1.2L (@F5.6)


That’s not a cup (21/365) on Flickr.

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That’s not a cup (21/365)

Ever wake up, get a pot of coffee on the kettle and before you know it you’ve just ruined a 24-105mm F4L IS and a Rebel K2000? Well that’s exactly what happened here. Except not.

This was a super fun photo to do. And you can do it too! Here’s what you need:

A 24-105mm F4L IS lens cup (with unscrewable mount, you’ll need to cut this off)

A broken 35-80mm lens (You’lll need to cut the EF mount off this)

A broken Rebel K2000 

A dremel tool

A glue gun

A sense of humor.

So long story short. I cut the mount off an actual EF lens, then I mounted that on the lens cup, then I mounted the new EF lens cup on a REAL K2000. The poured myself a hot steaming cup of morning energy.

Strobist data: Canon 430EX (@1/4 power on HSS) With Softbox and CTO gel just to the left of the frame (This is key, you need to light the cup in a way that it doesn’t reveal that it’s not a lens, lighting it from the right reveals the cheap plastic moulding marks on my cup)

Camera: 5D mark II With 50mm F1.2


Evidence (18/365) on Flickr.

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Evidence (18/365)

Another black and white, inspired by my laser printer being a jerk. The toner cartridge kept on getting gunked up and the residue was black and powdery. I put my fingers on it then onto the sink and noticed a perfect finger print. This photo has a film noire tone to it.

Strobist: 1x 430EX flash (@1/8th) directly to the left of the frame on the same level as the cup

Camera : 5D mark II with 100mm F2.8 macro.

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Morning Genesis (0/365)

So I decided to give this 365 thing a start, but that got me thinking. How do people count this? Do I include zero or start at one? I actually really sat down and thought for at least 20 minutes. Then I decided I don’t care I’ll start at zero.

Everything starts at zero.

Anyway I’m going to kick this photo off like how I kick off every morning. With a coffee (1 sugar and 1 Ovatine) and a camera, and some window light. (That’s what’s casting the shadows, well that and a 580EX)

By the way the camera is a Canon F1 (the original). With a 50mm f1.4 lens. The coffee it was ok, needed more ovatine.

Cheers and here’s to a good 365

You can check out my 365 set on flickr here.