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Some random Iris shots

Today some shots from the first set we did during last Saturdays workshop with Iris. This workshop had the theme “Budget lighting”. In this workshop we work with the very basic lighting gear, actually the gear you get when you buy your kit, just to show you don’t need the most expensive modifiers to create great shots, we even use a simple lightbulb in one of the sets (see yesterdays blogpost).   Model : Iris Dress : Sinister  

Adding some spice with masks

One of the things I love to do is play with masks. You could make the joke that it saves on retouching, or it even makes an ugly model look great, but (although all true) in essence for me it’s also the fact that you don’t see any facial expressions, so believe it or not it’s actually MUCH harder to pull off a good shot. As human beings we are triggered by expressions, emotions (like laughing, smiling, being sad etc) […]

Workshop USA Watsonville Santa Cruz July 15th

Mastering the model shoot on tour July 15th 2016 (10:00-16:00) Watsonville / Santa Cruz   $299.00 (early bird) FINAL DAY OF EARLY BIRD !!! The magic of the speed light On July 15th I’ll teach a one day class in Watsonville (Santa Cruz) in our Mastering the model shoot on tour workshops. What can you expect during these workshops :   We start all workshops with an Q&A in which the group can ask any question they want, some questions will be answered right […]

Alternative light sources Part IV

Today the final part of the blogposts based on the workshop “alternative light sources” with Nadine. Today in the final part we used just the light emitted by the small lamp Nadine is holding. Due to some of the spill light from the studio we got this crazy (but cool) mixed color in the shot which I personally love. I placed Nadine on top of 4 chairs we stacked. Settings on the camera were (like with the previous posts) : […]