How this photo was created

October 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

How This Photo Was Created.

In this blog I am going to give you some information on how each of the photos were created.  First, I will list the equipment used.  camera gear is as follows: Sony Alpha A99, Tamron 70-200 2.8,  Minolta 50mm 1.7, Minolta 28mm 2.8.  Lighting devices, Sony HVL 43, AlienBees b400, giant shoot through umbrella, 43 inch reflector (gold side) and Yongnuo flash with orange gel.

Location:  Well for location I was lucky enough to have an old train depot all to myself.  This helped with giving the shoot some character and of course the model "Liz Perez."

The below shot was created by using a large shoot through umbrella attached to the b400 not pointed directly at her face, but to the right of her face and pointed directly at the wall and angled about 45 degrees towards the floor.  On the floor was 43 inch reflector gold side up to soften any shadows under her chin.  To create the gold highlights in her hair my assistant held the gold gel in front of the Yongnuo flash off to the side and behind the door. DSC05128_1DSC05128_1

In the photo below I used a fog machine but I will  say none of the sky or background was photo-shopped.  This was all out of camera.  To set this up I used the large umbrella, AB400, light meter and large 43" reflector and the Sony HVL 43 flash.  Well, luckily we were fighting the rain on this shoot because it made for some really cool cloud coverage.  The clouds weren't that color but I  set the camera AWB to shade to get that beautiful sky.  

The AB400 was attached to the large umbrella to model right.  The reflector was lying flat on the ground gold side up just out of frame.  The Sony HVL 43 was left of model 1/8 power just for a little splash of light on the right side of her face.  The hardest part was synchronizing the fog with everything else:)

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This photograph was a very simple photo to setup but very dangerous since the training was speeding by at about 40 mph.  You would never realize how much wind and noise a speeding train can generate!  A lot of yelling and ear ringing happened during this time.  Also, in this shot the wind destroyed my shoot through umbrella but it was worth it to get the shot.  Setup for this was just my AB400 with shoot through umbrella almost directly in front of the model.  

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Well, I hoped you liked this short informational on how I setup these shots.  Please follow add me for more fun blogs to come.

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