Archive for April, 2012

Photos for the People – The Smoking Jacket

April 9, 2012

All photos Copyright 2012 Jefferson L. Morriss/Photos for the People


I met Collins last summer and ever since then I had an idea in my head:  Collins. Lots of Books. A Smoking Jacket. A Cigar and an Antique Chair.  Collins is a Process Engineer by day and a Literary Hound by night.  If you get into a conversation with him be ready for a lexicon of references to everyone from Christopher Hitchens, Fyodor Dostoevsky to God almighty.   

It wasn’t until January of this year that I could pull off the shoot. It turns out finding somebody or some place to let you use their library is a bit difficult.   I want to give a shout out to DeniseThe Leopold. She was integral in making this happen. The Leopold had a library and I needed one. She made that happen. Thank  You! Thank you also to Sue who was kind enough to let me use her antique chair.   I also want to thank Brandy Kiger of  Brandy Kiger Photography for being a wonderful A/C on the shoot, please check her work out.

– Jefferson L. Morriss

Photography Moves Us. What Moves You?


Strobist Info: Top Image

Nikon D7000, F7.1, 1/125, ISO 800,24mm

Nikon SB-28 Strobe in a Beauty Dish @ 1/2 pwr above and to the right, Half CTO Gel

Nikon SB-28 Strobe Snooted, Camera Left clamped to the top  bookshelf using a Bogen Magic Arm @ 1/8 pwr to provide some light to the books behind him and the  Abe Lincoln bust


Strobist Info:

Nikon D7000, F6.3, 1/40, ISO 400

Nikon SB-600 Strobe Camera Left @ 1/4 pwr for some nice backlighting

Nikon SB-28 Camera Right with 20 deg grid @ 1/2 pwr clamped to bookshelf

Strobist Info:

Nikon D7000, F2.8, ISO 400 @ 110 mm

Nikon SB-28 Strobe behind the chair, softened with a umbrella for seperation @ 1/8 pwr

Nikon SB-28 Strobe with Beauty Dish, camera right @ 45deg to collins @ 1/2 pwr


Behind the Scenes Photography

Photos: Brandy Kiger Photography