This week I was in the studio with Elena Sophie and Thorsten as I wanted to have some new material to blog. Most the stuff I have been shooting over the last 6 months has either been private shoots or product shoots, so my own personal ranting and raving (aka blog) was neglected over this period. My concept for the shoot was a minimalist lighting look with one 60x80cm soft-box in close and if needed 1 other light source.
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A while back I shot a vampire musical by Johann Günther which was a lot of fun. So when he ask me to shoot a few promotional photos for his upcoming musical “Fate & Failure” I jumped at the opportunity.
Continue reading Fate & Failure …. «Fate & Failure ….»
Quenox Light Shaper Kit for External Flash
There are a lot of things that are going to have to fit into my lighting bag, one of the first things I want to try out is Quenox Light Shaper Kit for External Flash. The kit itself is designed to fit any systems flash and comes with a variety of light modifiers. This is just my first impressions as I took them out of the box to play with, I have a few shoots planed in the next few months to really test them out.
Continue reading Studio in a Bag …. Part 2 «Studio in a Bag …. Part 2»
The end of the year draws near and I have so much I want get finished (including 6 or 7 blog entries). Nina was in the studio a few weeks ago for a “Light Blaster” shoot as I had a few more ideas to test out.
Continue reading Light Blaster Part 3 … Nina «Light Blaster Part 3 … Nina»
This shoot posed a whole new range of problems….. Miss Alabaster saw a photo of me taken with a smart-phone that had one of those retro style camera apps, e.g “Hipstermatic”, “Retro-camera” etc. And wanted to do a shoot where her styling fitted to an 80’s look and the final images looked like they were faded old photos.
Continue reading Alice Alabaster «Alice Alabaster»
Last Friday was “Friday night shoot” time again. This time it was a starter course for first time studio users starting from the ground up covering all the basics including trigger, sync speed and different light formers.
Continue reading Studio 101 with Sarah «Studio 101 with Sarah»
This weeks Monday night shoot was again something totally different to the last few weeks. This week 2 models from Manigoo Models in Mannheim were out and about with me and Philip. Originally we were going to head up to Turmburg for a few sunset photos but light and weather conditions just weren’t in our favour. So we headed into a small underpass near the studio and had some fun with a strobist style shoot.
Continue reading Migaro and Sylvain «Migaro and Sylvain»
Here are a few things I have noticed about using the Light Blaster over the last week of playing around with it. If you have any other recommendation/ideas please let me know.
Light Blaster Creative Kit (printed transparencies)- Effects
Light Blaster turns your system flash into a portable slide projector allowing you to project slide images onto or behind your subject. In consideration of the vast amount of existing slides, the potential of Light Blaster is infinite.
Continue reading Light Blaster Part 2 … Tips and tricks. «Light Blaster Part 2 … Tips and tricks.»
The Light blaster is a portable adapter that allows you project 35mm slides using your system flash. A few years ago I remember seeing something similar and thought it was a fun idea (more about that latter). Recently I saw it in the catalogue from Enjoy Your Camera and had to try it out.
This was my first real shoot with the light blaster, I have tested it a bit over the last week but wait to blog any thing until I had really put it through good test.
Continue reading Tanja (Light Blaster part 1 intro and basics) «Tanja (Light Blaster part 1 intro and basics)»
I have been trying to get this post finished since Wednesday but so many things keep coming up that had to be done. This week I was out and about with Linda and Matthias joined me as co-Photographer.
Continue reading Linda….. «Linda…..»