Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
My top stand in / light tester got to work it again today. This was a setup for a magazine feature inside spread. the photo may run over two pages so was trying to come up with a composition for this without placing the model in the gutter (centre). i was stuck so ash nicely said just shoot from the side, idiot. I added the idiot part as she never would, but should. the main light umbrella is a new one we got which is 72" and oh so sweet. Go big or stay home.
Friday, March 04, 2016
I downloaded a new effects plugin today and had some fun with it. it is made by on1 and is called effects 10. I found some great presets and filters in it and the nice part is it attaches itself to photoshop and lightroom. The second part of my post refers to my conversation with the model you see in this image. I told him he should give up his career choice of an engineer and start modelling. I can honestly say that was the first time i had ever said that to anyone. More often some may say don't give up your day job , but not in this case. Just a natural i guess. The third part of this post is that you will notice that i have used lighting that i would tell people to never ever use. The dreaded copy lighting, on a person you say, no way. The eyes give it all away. In my defence, i was shooting groups of people and was trying to get some light on all faces. We also did individual shots but they were less important to the client. I did try to balance the light so the main was on the right side and fill on left, with the fill being less powerful. I also had two lights on the background to make it white. The fourth part is that there is no more to tell.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Its funny how you stumble upon your favourite models and its wonderful when you do. I take a lot of scholarship recipient photos and usually like to set up one or two off camera nikon flashes. I of course then need to test my setup and am lucky to have my client at all the presentations. I usually take a handful of test shots and then am ready to roll. Over the past little while this has added up to a significant collection of great testers. Perhaps a show will be had one day, you never know.