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Ultimate workshop results Ice Light

Today some results from the setup we did with the Westcott Ice Light.
I love to use the Ice Light (with barndoors) to show how light behaves and how you can control the light, instead of letting the light control you.


All shot with the Sony A7R.
As you can see you can really pinpoint the light with the barndoors to make it do exactly what you want.

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Ultimate workshop results Pt 2

The ultimate workshop weekend is one of the most intense workshops I teach.
The days are literally filled with so much information that we sometimes have to stop to let everyone cool down :-)
During the workshops I try to teach as many techniques as possible to the group and actually let the group determine which route we take, this makes it not only a very intense workshop for the group but also for me and the models because we really don’t know what to expect.


Today some results from the final sets with Lenaa.
A very simple setup with a white background and what happens when you switch the two backlights off.

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Lenaa in wonderland…..

During the Ultimate workshop weekends we always try to do some stuff that nobody expects.
This time we added a little story telling with some more “extreme” photoshop work…. well for me, I normally don’t do these kind of looks.


For the editing I used Topaz glow (see our discount page for a cool discount on Topaz products)


Many thanks to our models :
The Bunny, Alice and the Queen of hearts AKA Chaim, Lenaa and Christa
Dresses by Nadine and Sinister.

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Nathanael and Elena Carre

Today on the blog the images I shot for the German flutists duo Carre.
They travelled a long time for their photoshoot so I had to make sure we did something creative for them…


As you probably know I love shooting artists.
The reason is actually quite simple, they know exactly what they do and what they want to portrait, for me as the photographer it’s my job to get the look/image they want on the shots. In this case they wanted something “else” not the standard portrait you see with normal classical musicians, so we worked together with them for these results.

Check them out at : For Nathanael.
And for Elena


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Some images from the workshop with Anna

Today some images from the workshop A-Z with Anna Matthea.

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Using some simple props to make it work

Sometimes the most simple solutions can be actually the best, well at least make a shoot a lot more interesting. During the workshop with Anna Matthea we were working with this snakeskin background and I wanted to make it a bit more interesting. Because we are building some sets we had these baseboards laying around so I thought it would be nice to use them as leading lines in this shot.


The connection to the background was very simple, use some ductape (I still agree that if all ductape in the world would disappear the world would collapse).

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I used one gridded strobe on the model from the left (image left) and one red gelled strobe from the right (image right), by including the strobe in the image I got a little bit of lens flare which I loved. Because I balanced my color (manually) around a middle point between red and neutral I got this beautiful blue hue in the skin of the model.


To make the shot more interesting I choose a lower angle to shoot from and let the model move her hair around to create some extra “slam” to the image.
As one of the students found out, it indeed looks a bit like an 80’s rock album cover.
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Lenaa during a workshop

Today some images I shot during a 1:1 workshop with Lenaa this week.


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