Estee Lauder "Beautiful" perfume explosion © Copyright 2010 Daniel Newton

Here are the results from a weekend shoot that will hopefully lead to bigger things. Thanks to Jon Loder, Kevin Clifford and Fielding Cathcart. Creative art director and props: Donnie Meyers Studio, New York.

Specs: 9X Nikon Sb-800s triggered by pocketwizards and an audio trigger. Nikon D3 + 105mm 2.8 Micro Nikkor, ISO 400, f/14. Flash duration is calculated at roughly 1/41000 sec.

Cheap dollar store perfume explosion © Copyright 2010 Daniel Newton

Star shaped perfume bottle explosion © Copyright 2010 Daniel NewtonMadness! © Copyright 2010 Daniel Newton

Flaming skull shaped vodka explosion © Copyright 2010 Daniel Newton


 Angle from above: © Copyright 2010 Daniel Newton


Some behind the scenes shots:

Overhead setup for the previous shot  Lots of little speedlights!  setting up      The studio is about to smell really pretty....

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  1. cale
    on March 31st, 2010

    awesome shots dan, look real good!

  2. Asa Gilmore
    on March 31st, 2010

    Cool stuff Dan! I like the shot from above with the gun and bullet visible. Sounds like these shots are the start of something big…right on!

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  4. diyphotography
    on April 5th, 2010

    Very nice shots!
    I think its about time to get an audio trigger.
    It looks very cool!!!

  5. Amy
    on April 23rd, 2010

    awesome shots dan, look real good!

  6. Neezhom Photomalaya
    on December 20th, 2010

    Awesome!! and what a set!!