Getting out and shooting just for the fun of it, to experiment and try out ideas, and best of all doing it all with friends is THE best way learn and discover new techniques, new looks and so it goes on…
Last weekend I did exactly that with friends of mine Lee Gorecki, JJ Jones and new friend Gaetano Giglio
Although we were just out shooting and experimenting, we still went out there with a theme. So, this time we took photographs with the idea that we were shooting album cover art for a ‘fake’ singer which in this case was Gaetano, who had brought along a mix of different clothing.
Below shows a one light set up using an Elinchrom RX600 and a Elinchrom 44cm Maxi Lite Reflector. Definitely one of my favourite light modifiers (when shooting outdoors) and which is great for mimicking the sun.
So for this shot, Lee positioned himself in front of Gaetano with the Maxi Lite pointing directly at his chest and exposed 2 stops over; the result of which you can see a little further down…
Resulting image from set up above:
Another of the shots wanted to be
The resulting image from the set up above:
I guess we were out shooting for a couple of hours or so before the cold took hold, the fog got thicker and Gaetano’s feet turned blue so we then called it a day and headed off for a bite to eat. Whilst packing up I grabbed a few quick portraits of the guys using one light and the Elinchrom 44cm Square Reflector and Grid; this one below is of JJ using my Invisible Black Background technique.
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Have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow.