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May 22-23 Ultimate workshop weekend the Netherlands

One of the things I love the most is teaching workshops, inspiring people and working with cool themes is of course the best thing in the world (well at least for me).


Normally the workshops are full days in which I can cover quite some ground, but there is always more…
That’s where the Ultimate workshop weekends come in.
In 2 days (and an evening) I’ll walk you through every aspect of a successful photoshoot and share business and retouch/workflow tips. And during these weekends we really dive in deep into the technical part, retouching etc. This is the perfect workshop for both medium and high level photographers.


The groups of the ultimate workshop weekends are always small to give all participants a real 1:1 experience.
If you want to join us for the May 22-23th version make sure to surf to INFO AND REGISTRATION PAGE at the moment we have only 2 seats left, so if you want to join us make sure to register and we’ll see you in Emmeloord.


Some of the results from previous ultimate weekends, as you can see we cover all areas of model photography (Styling, different light sources, set building, location work, retouching, business, duo and single shoots, working with smoke, using natural light, posing/coaching the models and much much much more :D)


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Manon  46 - November 22 2014_DxO edit


Some more Manon during the small flash workshop

Today some more images shot during the small flash workshop with Manon.
Light : Phottix Mitros+ strobe fitted with the Rogue Flashbender striplight with grid.


Model : Manon
Dresses : Part Sinister

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The Elinchrom FS30 as a prop

During the small workshop from last week we did one setup where I used the Elinchrom FS30 as a prop.
We lit Manon with the modeling light of an ELC 1000 strobe.
To give accent to the side of the FS30 I used one Lastolite Switch box II Large fitted with a Phottix Mitros+ strobe.
To light the smoke a bare strobe was used, also a Phottix Mitros+.

Both strobes were balanced with a Rogue CTO gel to balance them towards the modeling light of the ELC.

In post I tinted the images with a blue tint.

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First samples LiteMotiv from Elinchrom

Today some of the first samples I took with the new Elinchrom LiteMotiv 1.20mtrs.
The LiteMotiv is a new series of modifiers from Elinchrom that give you nice directional light with a “bang”.
I mostly use these kind of modifiers without any inner diffusion to give it an extra “edge” and I must say I LOVE the LiteMotiv 1.20 it replaced my indirect 1.50 octa from Elinchrom almost instantly when it arrived, don’t get me wrong I still love the 1.50 indirect but the LiteMotiv is just a bit more contrasty and that’s what I love about it. I can’t wait for Elinchrom to create maybe even a few smaller ones which I think would be ROCKING for portraits or half bodies.


At the moment the LiteMotiv is available in 1.90mtrs and 1.20mtrs we have both in our studio so expect some samples from the 1.90 soon also, but today some of the 1.20.


Models : Lenaa and Nadine
Styling : Nadine

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