Bull Moon Digital: Blog https://www.bullmoondigital.com/blog en-us (C) Bull Moon Digital, LLC 2018 [email protected] (Bull Moon Digital) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:33:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:33:00 GMT https://www.bullmoondigital.com/img/s/v-12/u255271990-o186822778-50.jpg Bull Moon Digital: Blog https://www.bullmoondigital.com/blog 80 120 Stella Artois Chalice https://www.bullmoondigital.com/blog/2013/5/stella-artois-chalice Stella Artois was giving away free engraved Chalices as a promotion, so mine finally arrived and I decided to take some photos.  It took a few setups and trials to get what I wanted.  The final setup was the glass sitting on a piece of white foamcore with a black cloth background behind it. I used two Elinchrom lights with softboxes on each side to light the glass.

My goal was to get the etched engraving to show up as well as the Stella logo and "Belgium" from the front side of the glass - and to have the beer with some head and bubbles.  After a few test shots to get the lighting the way I wanted it, I emptied and cleaned the glass and re-poured the beer for the final shot. Managing the reflections from the softboxes and getting all the writing on the glass lit was tricky - but I was satisfied with the final results.

Stella Artois Chalice - Bull Moon
























2nd go with a little more beer to bring the head and bubbles back up...



















And one of the earlier "no beer" test shots in B&W.


[email protected] (Bull Moon Digital) Beer Chalice Glass Stella Artois https://www.bullmoondigital.com/blog/2013/5/stella-artois-chalice Fri, 31 May 2013 22:30:22 GMT
It's all about Zenfolio lately... https://www.bullmoondigital.com/blog/2013/3/all-about-zenfolio At least that is what I have been doing for the last several days.  Once my wife saw the features and customization on my site, she wanted me to create a Zenfolio site for her.

I continue to be impressed by the amount of customization that can be done - her site is a work in progress (I have created about 10 different themes for her to choose from) and will eventually we will move the site her own domain - for now, it is here: http://marypowellphotography.zenfolio.com/


[email protected] (Bull Moon Digital) https://www.bullmoondigital.com/blog/2013/3/all-about-zenfolio Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:19:01 GMT
Hello - Welcome to Bull Moon Digital https://www.bullmoondigital.com/blog/2013/3/hello---welcome-to-bull-moon-digital This is my first blog - and I'll use it to announce my new Zenfolio hosted photo site.  Migrated from SmugMug. I encourage anyone looking at these sort of products give the Zenfolio Trial a go; great features with superb ease of use.

The blogging UI is just a blank "HTML" editor I think, but maybe it will come out looking OK - or I'll find a better way to do it...or maybe that is the nature of blogging. :-)

So I'll be posting some of my photos here - maybe talk about equipment that I think works well - if I have done something interesting, I'll share how I did it.


Today's photo - a Spring Theme in anticipation - one out of a series of a Tulip I photographed for a week at the beginning of Spring 2011.  The flower was in the yard, but in this shot the flash along with processing allowed for the background to go black highlighting the small bug crawling on the front. Bug on TulipBug on Tulip


[email protected] (Bull Moon Digital) Equinox Spring Tulip https://www.bullmoondigital.com/blog/2013/3/hello---welcome-to-bull-moon-digital Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:28:37 GMT