Andrew Hetherington’s moo cow from his “Made in Ireland” series

September 24, 2010 — 4 Comments

andrew hetherington's photo lighting for moo cow on guess the lighting blog

ted sabarese photo lighting diagram of moo cow on guess the lighting blog

copyright, Andrew Hetherington.

This crisply-lit bovine was shot in the village of Cootehall, Ireland when Andrew returned after a 10-year hiatus. It was created with 1 speedlight and a six-pack of room temperature Guinness.

Camera: Hasselblad 503cw with 80mm lens and Kodak Portra NC 160 film, set on a tripod 12 feet back. Shot at 1/125, f8, ISO 160.

Lighting: The key is a speedlight at f8 that Andrew held with his left hand at arms length to camera left. The sky is at f5.6 (-1 stop).

Comments: No matter how much black nectar Andrew offered the cow, she wouldn’t come out from behind the stone fence, apparently quite coy and modest. But once the camera was packed away, she sauntered right over and pounded a few pints with him, gabbing about politics and how Irish grass blows away the Scottish shwag.

On a completely unrelated note, if you haven’t checked out Andrew’s blog What’s the Jackanory?, you’re missing out. Like never having eaten cake.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4KZC6M77ZZAS7H6ORE6PZH4ENI DavidH

    Oh, now c’mon. The Hassy and speedlights are honest guesses. But it’s hardly going out on a limb to guess AH had a sixer of Guinness in his right hand.

    • http://GuessTheLighting.com/ Ted Sabarese

      alright, busted.
      ted

  • Robbie Munn

    Great sight you have, I gave you some praise in my last post – I hope it get you some more hits =)
    All the best – Robbie
    http://robbiesbubbles.blogspot.com/2010/09/profoto-hyper-sharp-high-contrast.html

    • http://GuessTheLighting.com/ Ted Sabarese

      cool. thanks for that, robbie.
      ted