Sunday, July 29, 2012

New website!

Good news everyone!
We're free of our Google overlords. All the jadepixel interwebs have been packed up and relocated to a new home:

All the good stuff's going to be here from now on, so please update your links! We promise, we won't make you do it again.

Look forward to bigger, better, and more of all things jadepixel!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Swimsuit Saber Yuki v2

Some advances were made in my indoor lighting setup - I finally got my two external flashes synced properly! The primary problem is that, even with 2 external flashes, the pop-up flash of the Canon 7D will still fire. The popup is way to harsh for close-up shots, and creates undesirable cast shadows. The next step is to use a cable to an external flash, rather than wireless, since using the cable should disable the popup flash. Of course, mounting a flash on the 7D would have the same effect as the cable, but gets unwieldy for handheld shots, especially portraits.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Erio renewal

Took advantage of the nice weather to rework Erio's face a bit.
Still not perfect, but it's a relief to fix bits that had bothered me for months! And each time I work, my technique improves a bit. Practice and all that.
Instead of removing the eyelashes, I protected them from spray sealant with a bit of masking tape. Looked like she was headed to an execution, but it worked ^_^;