What did I say to shock Henri here? Answers on a postcard. Punchy lighting was created with the minimum of fuss and a sheet of Lovegrove gel. The background was my grey studio wall.
We started shooting with just one light. Here it was a simple beauty dish. The background was my grey studio wall.
Once we were away with multi light set ups I showed how to shoot punky set ups. Again I used a gel to light the grey wall background.
Here are a couple of Orbis shot from the day. I normally show my Broncolor ring flash but with it costing multiple thousands of pounds the Orbis at under £190 was the more likely option for my delegates to own.
Another simple Orbis shot showing the tel tale dark halo effect.
A bed of liquid silver was my next nifty prop. It was really a FatBoy bean bag and some silver fabric from John Lewis.
Tango the dog made an apearance too. I showed how to light full length portraits and seperate the lighting of the foreground and background zones.
This simple shot was created with my Arri 300. A slash of light is easy to create with a decent set of barn doors on a lensed light.
The day finished with an unexpected burst of natural daylight caused by me opening the door :)
Please feel free to comment on the pictures or the techniques used. This is just a tiny selection of the pictures shot throught the training process. The Studio Lighting workshop is a journey of discovery punctuated with a series of shooting opportunities. If you want to liberate your lighting and post production potential, join Marko and I on the 6th and 7th of May for a two day shoot and edit workshop based on my Studio Lighting workshop and Marko’s post production masterclass. Details are here.
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