Saturday, January 12, 2008

Kelly, on the other side of the ring

Update: 26 Jan 2008: Shooter Jeremy Hall updated his blog with his video of the event...check it out!




Model: KellyB.
Taken with Joachim's studio setup

Photowalking Salt Lake City event on studio lighting



Today I met the great folks from the Photowalking Salt Lake City group for an indoor event on using studio lighting. 70+ people attended a local Church where 8 studios were created - with models - so that experts could share their gear and expertise with those of us new to lighting. It was a wonderful event, for not only to being able to try out so many different setups but also meet to many friendly and helpful photographers.

I shot the portrait above through a ringlight, which is something I'd been looking forward to trying out as it produces such a distinctive effect. I can't swing buying the real deal right now but I'm going to try hacking together a ghetto version with a circular lighting fixture with a daylight-balanced florescent bulb.

Here are some other portraits I made with other studio gear:

Jenna

And here are a few behind-the-scenes shots of the event - the full photoset is over at my Flickr account:

Behind-the-scenes

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Here's a matched pair from me and Joachim (I'm upper-left in his photo) :

Behind-the-scenes

3 comments:

John Sebastian said...

That shot of Kelly with the ringlight is killer, great job. I came home with several things to add to my wishlst as well. It was great meeting you! -John

Mark said...

The ring shot is great! Another reason I like landscapes, you have to have fancy lights to get good portrait shots, that and trees don't have eyes. ;) Of course you always have to run the risk of the sun refusing to cooperate, but that part of the mystery.

calanan said...

Thank you!