Canon A-1

I was bored the other night so I decided to do a little product style photography. This old A-1 is sitting on my desk in my office/basement studio, so I just grabbed it and took this picture. For lighting I had 2 Canon 550EX Speedlites shot through umbrellas and one LED light pointing at the lens for the catchlight.

Canon A-1 Famous SLR A1 film 50mm Japan old school vintage hipster studio lighting off camera flash LED - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary PhotographerCamera: Canon 5D mark iii & 50mm 1.8 mark i – Settings: 1/8th – f/7.1 – ISO 1000

Lighting: 2 Canon 550EX Speedlites & 1 LED

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

5 thoughts

  1. Very nice work, Rob. This old SLR is a real blast from the past, and your lighting makes it look like it could very well go in a modern advertisement. An inspiring piece; thanks for sharing both it and your technique with us. 🙂

    • I’d say pick up a used Canon T3i and a 50mm 1.8. Great combo and you’ll get professional quality photos. I actually have that exact set up sitting on my desk right now, so I know for a fact is a good combo ;). 50mm on a crop sensor camera like that is a little long, so if you feel like spending a little extra, you might want to consider getting a Sigma 30mm 1.4 instead of the Canon 50mm. The Sigma 30mm actually give you the field of view of around 50mm on a full frame camera like the 5D series.

      Hope that helps ;). Let me know if you have any other questions and I will be happy to help.

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