Sunday, July 25, 2010

Creepy Guy on the Prairie

Leesa and her husband Rick hammed it up beautifully to create a frightening prairie scene. Our plan was to create ominous shadows by placing a flash with a blue gel filter behind the villain. Leesa was lit with a second flash equipped with a 1/8th inch spot grid to focus the light just on the window. An orange filter on this light provided contrast and drama. Her $5 Walmart plastic pistol looked a lot more lethal with the long shadow it created! But Rick's machete was real. Click to enlarge.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Film Noir

Film Noir was our objective when Stacey and I dragged a carload of equipment out to shoot pictures last Sunday. Sabrina was the perfect femme fatale, dripping with attitude, and Rick the confident private detective, unmoved by her charms and ready to get to the bottom of this.

No lungs were harmed in the making of these pictures. The cigs were only rolled up pieces of paper. Ash, ember and smoke were added later thanks to Stacey's Photoshop magic.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Had a great time over the 4th of July weekend in D.C. Stacey hosted a workshop and she found some great models to work with while we shot pictures indoors and out. Emma and Flow were very patient as we practiced some lighting techniques with shoot-through umbrellas, softboxes, and spot grids, balancing daylight and strobes.