A testimonial review by photographer and cinematographer Gwyn Cole
Starring both Chloe-Jasmine Whichello and Jamie Roche this production shows you how to recreate the enigmatic charm of a bygone era of photography. You’ll learn how to shoots both men and women in a variety of creative and inspirational ways.
This video is set against the backdrop of a fabulous 17th century English country house. Damien ventures into the bedrooms, the music room, the library, the grounds and even the cellar to explain and demonstrate the classic lighting techniques he learned on his lighting director training at the BBC in the early 1990s.
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Camera, lighting kit and props used
All of Damien’s shots were captured on his FujiFilm X-Pro 1 camera using the 14mm, 18-55mm, 35mm and 55-200mm Fuji lenses. Other equipment used in this production includes:
|• Lupolux LED 1000 spotlight
• Lupolux LED 650 spotlight
• Arri 300W Junior fresnel
• Arri 150W Junior fresnel
• Lowel id Li-ion battery powered light
• California Sunbounce Pro Silver/White Reflector Kit
|• Tiffen 1/4 & 1/8 Black Pro Mist filters
• Lee Seven5 ND 0.6 soft grad filter
• Lowel Grand Stand
• Arri 050MKA stand
• Manfrotto CombiBoom stand
• Lovegrove Boom Arm
|(All products listed are available in the Lovegrove store.)|
Props used to create that vintage look:
|• Zorki 5 Rangefinder camera
• Deactivated Walther PPK for a 007 look
• Reproduction 1940s telephone
• Geniune 1929 typewriter (ebay find)
• Woodcutter’s axe
|• A Black Fedora hat
• A hardback copy of ‘The House on the Island’ by Arthur Gask
• A Bechstein Grand Piano
Reasons to invest
Video training has become one of the most affordable ways to invest in you and your photography business. Learning new techniques and image-making strategies can be a great way to re-ignite your passion and enthusiasm for photography.
With this video we hope to inspire viewers to utilise and put into practise the breadth of ideas and techniques shown. In turn we hope your newly acquired knowledge and skills will add long-term value and profitability for you and your business. You can… make it happen.
What will I receive?
The video production has been split into several bite sized parts to make it quicker and easier to download. Each part is a zipped folder containing the video files you need. Once you’ve downloaded and unzipped everything, place all the files into one folder and store in a safe and convenient place on your computer.
Top tip for seemless viewing
In iTunes create a new playlist, drag in the video chapters and the video production will run seamlessly. You can then sync the video to your iPhone or iPad in the usual way.