Thanks John! Here's the specs...
Contax 645 - 80mm lens - Agfa RSX II 100 slide film
There are actually four exposures on that frame, though it could've been done with two if I wasn't limited by my equipment. I had the dragon statue sitting on black cloth, with black seamless further behind. I had three lights on the dragon and one on the background.
1st exposure - Monolight camera-left in front, "snooted" with Cinefoil, gelled orange, metered at f6.7
Background light w/40Âº grid, gelled blue, metered at f5.6
2nd exposure - Medium softbox camera-right in front, gelled purple, metered at f3.4 (had to push the test button on the pack four times while the shutter was held open to get the f stop to f5.6)
3rd exposure - Monolight camera-right behind the dragon, snooted with Cinefoil, gelled red, metered at f2.4 (pushed the test button three times)
4th exposure - Don't know how familiar you are with the Contax 645, but it doesn't have a "bulb" feature, unfortunately (at least if there is one, I can't find it! longest is 8 seconds), and the little monolights I have are very low wattage (like 100 or so), so I had to finish pushing the test button on the red-gelled light on this last exposure to get to the f-stop I wanted, f5.6.
The lens was set to f6.5 for all exposures. In the first exposure I focused on the dragon's head. On the rest I threw the whole thing out of focus to really make the head pop. Or at least that was the idea.
And, um, I think that about covers it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I saw images similarly done in still-life books and I wanted to try and see if I could do something like it. Mine doesn't look quite as good as theirs, of course, but I'm working on it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Hey, like your dragon, btw. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] So what type of lizard is that exactly? My friend's got BUNCHES of exotic animals... mostly snakes. They're absolutely beautiful! I'd love to get those snakes in my studio one of these days.