Another Steampunk shoot …


End of last year Tobias and I shot a small Steam-Punk collective in the studio.  My idea was to shoot in the style of Nadar but I ended up using lots of retro film filters as a Lightroom plugin and having some fun with a affects.

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Mazl ….

So the cazy season is over an it time to catch up with lots and lots of shoots. Marcel is a model I spoke to about part of a black and white set I want to work on over 2015 using different models (but I’ll talk about that latter).


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Tanja and Sarah

Last week a John a  friend of mine was in town visiting, so I organises a last minute studio shoot. Tanja had only been to the studio once before when I was blogging the lightblaster, so this was a great chance to work together again. She was accompanied by Sarah who I quickly dragged into the shoot and she also was a great help setting up the scarves we used, so a special thanks the the girls.


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Godox Light Modifier test

This week I was in the studio testing several different light modifiers from Godox they included the 180° light sphere the snoot and the 3 in 1 beauty dish / gridded softbox. This isn’t a “right or wrong way to use them” blog, I just wanted to document the differences for every one to see. None of these lightmoidiferes are expensive so getting the light setup you want and need should be an easy task.


The basic test setup for our test 

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Bare Bulb flash systems …. Part 4 Tips and Tricks.


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I have been gathering up several  tips and tricks based on what I have seen other people doing with their bare bulb flashes including 3rd party accessories

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Bare Bulb flash systems …. Part 3 using them in reality.

Because Godox use a Lumedyne style mount the same as Quantum Q flashes a lot of the light modifying accessories are interchangeable. The may be some minor compatibility issues between some systems but from what I have researched around the net there is a great amount of compatibility between the systems and not only with the modifier mount e.g. using 3rd party trigger for HSS, adding several Godox power packs in to a Q flash to reduce recycle time. Not every accessory will be required and using what you already have is logical.


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Steffen has been to the studio several times with his costumes. He has built some of the best Star Wars costumes I have ever seen, this time he was all excited to get shot in his movie accurate spider-man outfit. Unfortunately the night before the shoot he burst the zippier and couldn’t get it repaired in time.  I had just finished shooting Jasmine doing her yoga and hand stands when he arrived and thought hay keep the same light set up, shoot white on white and have some fun with it.

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Yoga with Jasmine

I’m working a a few projects for local fitness trainer Moritz from “BASIS Karlsruhe” at the moment, he needs some high resolution photos for life sizes print. And his first request was a handstand….


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Bare Bulb flash systems …. Part 2 Accessories


 A very simple bayonet system used by the flashes I have

System Accessories

Once you have a bare bulb flash you will eventually want to use some light modifiers: umbrellas, soft boxes etc. There are several light modifiers, cables, triggers, colour gels and other accessories on the market to get you started, but you can also use a lot of existing “Strobist” style kit that you may already have. As I’m use one of the re-banded Godox Witstro systems called Genesis Reporter there will be a natural bias in the information I have as its all based on my experiences.

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Bare Bulb flash systems …. Part 1 Getting Started

I remember the first time I saw a the original Sunpak 120J I knew that they had me in mind when they designed it, but it just sold for crazy money second hand on E-Bay. Then a while ago several flash manufactures caught onto the idea and started making barebulb strobes in the similar style and you could say a few generation of flash was born…..

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