Sunday, August 17, 2008
Pocket wizards; fire first time, every time. It is really hard getting a natural cheeky look without it appearing contrived and fake, even when the subject is naturally cheeky. Psychology and great subject interaction is way more important than any lighting technique.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Mother nature did a pretty good job before I starting messing it up.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Really simple lighting on this shot. A single bare Sunpak above and to the right of the camera, and another Sunpak shot into a reflector on the ground in front of them.Some of the light from the top strobe spilled onto the background creating a subtle aura. Maybe too subtle.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The vignette was in the shot.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Here's a tip; make sure the client brings a few changes of clothes to the shoot if you wanna get some variety. Having the client put in some effort with the way they're presented takes it up a notch and makes the photographer look good too. I don't think the guys knew they were coming in for a photo shoot, so I was behind the eight ball from the start.
2 Sunpak 383 Supers rear left and right with a bare Canon 430EZ above and to the right of camera. Triggered with Pocket Wizards.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The online photography community is very generous when it comes to the sharing of information. A new blog by Brett Gillett is showcasing some talented artists in his blogger profiles at his new photoblog.
Check it out and get yerself some learnin'!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I'm the two guys on the ground back there.
This is a composite, but we used two sunpaks triggered with Pocket wizards for the main subjects.
Monday, April 21, 2008
As I mentioned on that very informative site, the shot was nearly there straight out of the camera, and I just tweaked it a little in Photoshop. The process I used is well documented on strobist.com so I won't bore you by repeating it here.
It's taken me a while to figure out that a shot will never work without properly thought out lighting. My Photoshop skills aren't good enough to rescue a badly lit shot, so I just try to get it right at the shoot.
Thanks for the interest!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I wanted it to look like a still from a Noir style film.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
I work up there in that room top right. I had the shots downloaded and the final comp finished by the time the guys got upstairs thanks to a little pre-planning.
Shadows are always the dealbreaker with composites.
I couldn't do this on a sunny day as the light would have moved too much. The lighting had to be very simple so I didn't make life difficult for myself later on.
Click on the image for a blow by blow breakdown of the shoot...