Here is a selection of my work in a slideshow, enjoy. I'm at the moment looking for 1on1 full day training jobs, seminars and workshops in Europe for the period February - April 2011. Can do some in The USA in March. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. I usually go and teach in Europe 3-4 time periodes a year. So lets find a time that work for you. 1 on 1 training have been a great success, I come to your place, you set the schedule. I done it know from Norway in the North, to Dubai and across the atlantic to the USA. PS. Will be in Asia again during June 2011.
Today's blog is about using furniture for kids photography in the studio. Sometimes people want a more home like feeling for their pictures and so do we. We have many kinds of furniture, even a bed. Today I will focus on a beautiful set provided for us by Gatehouse No. 1 here in Orem. Underneath this image you will see the camera room and how the set it is usually placed along a wall. The length of the camera room is 90 feet so we can also use this furniture and more for some very large families in here. Hope you enjoy!
Using foreground, middle and background works well for crating more depth and dimension in a picture. Then adding a warm spot on the subjects faces sure helps make them stand out more. (and no dark eyes )
As promised in my blog post about Studio Sitges yesterday here is a post from a shoot I did there during my workshop last month. As most of you know I'm a big fan of Elinchrom, but this day I was trying out a very CRAZY light! The Broncolor Para 220FB Reflector Umbrella as main light. This is a parabolic 7.2' umbrella with 24 braces, with a very shiny silver coating on the inside.
As I was teaching with a projector earlier in the day I kept looking at that big crazy para and thinking I would really like to try this one out, but maybe it's the wrong time to try a new modifier during a class? Well I thought now or never, so I did.
If you look in the images underneath you can see how the outside edge make a whole "sharp" circle around the room. So I am using the edge of the light to light Luba. When we measured the light it was 1 1/2 f stop brighter on the floor then on her face! I'm only using 2 lamps in this shot, no fill.
The second light is a standard reflector with a honey comb from the back corner. ( See image underneath, different model but same set up.) See how we use the flag to avoid getting spill light on my lens. Lens flare is great when you want the effect, but if not, I try to protect my glass from getting hit by light.
This overview snapped on my Lumix LX5, really shows how bright the floor in front of her is lit up.
Main shot: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III with 70-200mm f.2.8 @ 115mm and f 20. 1/100 sec. 100 ISO.
Hope you enjoyed this post, I look forward to be back at Studio Sitges in April 2011 for more workshops.
One of Europe's most spectacular photo studios has been constructed in Sitges, a beach town near Barcelona, Spain.
First a few words from me: I been able to visit and shoot at Studio Sitges 2 times this year. In October I did a 3 day Workshop there. Just want to give Studio Sitges my strongest recommendation including a fantastic staff.
I will be doing 2 more workshops there in April 2011, one in English and one in Norwegian. Tomorrow I will post a blog from a shoot I did there including set up.
STUDIO SITGES is an ultramodern studio, available for rent and designed by the world-renowned architect Tom Kundig. Kundig’s signature style, the artful blending of concrete and steel is clearly evident in the new studio. Kundig worked closely with leading photographers to ensure that design and functionality would go hand-in-hand.
STUDIO SITGES is discretely built underground - only 150 meters from the sandy beaches of Sitges. It contains two spaces: studio A and studio B, which are divided by a hangar door that can be fully open, joining the two rooms into one huge production hall. Both studios can be accessed by car and have adjoining working stations, make-up, kitchen, bedrooms and even a spa area.
The active shooting area of studio A is 210m², while studio B offers 165m², both with over 5 meters high ceilings. Service areas are in addition to this. The studios have radiant underfloor heating and are fully air-conditioned for complete climate control.
STUDIO SITGES works in conjunction with the best production companies in Barcelona and can accommodate all aspects of your project, including casting, styling, catering, accommodation and any other specific requests you may have. We are, of course, also offering state-of-the-art lighting and camera equipment for both photo and film productions.
Given the exclusive nature of our facility, we offer a special "VIP-Package" for celebrity productions. Included is the ultimate in privacy, safety and luxury, transportation from the airport, in-studio accommodation and catering to the highest standards. And all of it handled with the utmost of discretion.
Besides photo and film productions, this stunning space is also suitable for workshops, receptions, showrooms and other events.
With Barcelona airport only 20 minutes away, the amenities of Barcelona next door and the nearby locations of beaches, hills and urban living, STUDIO SITGES aims to set a new benchmark when it comes to accommodating clients and photographers from around the world.
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