Friday, March 26, 2010




This week I did a strobist style portrait session with Cali. The set up was a red seamless paper background, 2 Nikon Speedlights (an SB-800 and SB-600) controlled off camera in Commander mode by my Nikon D80. Each light was mounted on a stand with a small Photoflex umbrella. The black outer shell of the umbrella was removed so that the Speedlights could shoot through the white side. Initially I tried shooting into the umbrellas, but with Cali being so dark, there was just too much light lost and it wasn't looking bright enough. Even shooting through, I had to plump up the light settings on both Speedlights to +3 stops. First shot above was done at f/4.5 at 1/45, second was f/6.7 at 1/45.

Cali is remarkable patient and focused for a puppy. She will sit and pose for quite some time if you have her ball and chuck it in her line of sight. :-)

Photo Credits © Lydia Marcus 2010 /
Cali, 1 year old
Photographed March 25, 2010, Los Angeles, CA

Monday, March 22, 2010


New B/W Instant film for Polaroid 600 & SX-70 cameras!!!! Impossible
Project (@ImpossibleUSA) launch new Polaroid films today!

#TIPpress is the buzzword on Twitter today as info about the films
rolls out.

Over the course of the year, 6 total films - PX 100 & PX 600 Silver
Shade (monochromatic film), color 100 & 600, plus color & b+w for
image film (spectra).

Pricing is 21 usd / 18 euro per pack of 8. Curious why no more 10
shots per pack? Pricey BUT available!!!

@Futurowoman (one of my Flickr contacts) was a test photographer of
new PX 100. Here are some of her test shots

@Tubes tweeted: Here is a bunch of pictures of the new Impossible
instant film. Gorgeous packaging. #TIPpress

I'll add info as I learn more.

The Impossible is Possible. Edwin Land would be so proud!

- Lydia Marcus @fotonomous

Tuesday, March 9, 2010



Ford Econoline 150 Sportycraft
Photo credit © Lydia Marcus 2010 /
Photographed March 8, 2010 in Lake Balboa, CA

Monday, March 8, 2010



With a little creative cropping I made this sign come pretty close to my name. I framed it to just take the "L" from the preceding word "Del" and included the "Dia" that followed. I few friends call me "Dia" - short for Lydia - so when I noticed the L lingering so close to the Dia I knew I had something!

Photo credit © Lydia Marcus 2010 /
Photographed February 20, 2010 in Downtown Los Angeles at Olvera Street.